GLOBE LIFE FIELD OPENS IN 2020
A new ballpark for the Texas Rangers is coming to Arlington for the 2020 season.
Globe Life Field, which is being built as a public-private partnership between the City of Arlington and the Rangers, will not only be the team's new home but also a multipurpose sports and entertainment venue that will include capabilities for hosting high school, college and international sports as well as entertainment tours.
The official groundbreaking for Globe Life Field took place on September 28, 2017 with construction beginning the following week. The new 1.7 million square foot ballpark, which will be located on 13 acres just south of the current Globe Life Park in Arlington, will include a retractable roof for climate control and shelter for fans during the hot summer months. Seating capacity is expected to be approximately 40,000 for Globe Life Field.
Excavation on Globe Life Field was completed in February 2018 with approximately 1.3 million cubic yards of dirt being removed from the site by an estimated 97,000 total truck loads over a five-month span.
The new venue will also complement and enhance the fabric of the surrounding Texas Live!, a mixed-used development created by The Cordish Companies that will feature outstanding dining and entertainment options when it opens in the summer of 2018. Loews Hotels & Co. is also constructing the adjacent Live! by Loews - Arlington, TX hotel and convention center which is scheduled for a 2019 opening.
The project cost for Globe Life Field is approximately $1.1 billion. The master agreement for this public-private partnership calls for a 50-50 split between the Texas Rangers and the City of Arlington, with the City's financial contribution capped at $500 million. The Texas Rangers' original 30-year lease on the City-owned Globe Life Park in Arlington was set to end in 2024. With the new master agreement, the Rangers' partnership with Arlington extends until January 1, 2054.
The Rangers and the City of Arlington announced the master agreement for the ballpark partnership on May 20, 2016 with unanimous approval for the agreement coming from the Arlington City Council on May 24, 2016. Arlington's ballpark bonds to finance the project were approved by voters in a City referendum on November 8, 2016. The Rangers and Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company (Globe Life) announced an extension of their naming rights partnership that established Globe Life Field as the name for the new ballpark on August 24, 2017.
Nationally renowned sports and entertainment design firm HKS is the architect for Globe Life Field. HKS, which has its main headquarters in Dallas, served as architect-of-record on then The Ballpark in Arlington (now Globe Life Park in Arlington), which opened in 1994. Manhattan Construction Company is the project's General Contractor after previously serving in that role for The Ballpark in Arlington.
Texas Rangers fans are able to watch the construction progress of Globe Life Field, through the lens of a time-lapse camera, which is programmed on a delayed basis and can be viewed 24 hours a day on the webcam page.
Globe Life Field
- Groundbreaking: September 28, 2017
- Opening: March 2020
- Ballpark Size: 1.7 million square feet
- Capacity: 40,000 (Approximate)
- Number of entry gates: 5
- Site area: 13 acres (Ballpark only)
- Project Cost: $1.1 billion
- Architect: HKS
- Associate Architects: VLK Architects, VAI, Architects, SDS Architecture, EJES, Inc.
- Interior Design: HKS
- Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore
- MEP Engineer: M-E Engineers
- Landscape Architect: SWA Group
- General Contractor: Manhattan Construction Company
Frequently Asked Questions
When did the groundbreaking take place?
Groundbreaking took place on September 28, 2017
When will Globe Life Field open?
Globe Life Field is expected to open in March of 2020
When can I buy season tickets for Globe Life Field?
Season ticket holders for the 2018 season may select their seats this summer for the new Globe Life Field in 2020!
What other events can Globe Life Field potentially host?
Globe Life Field will be a multipurpose sports and entertainment venue that will include capabilities for hosting high school, college and international sports as well as entertainment tours.
How can I follow the progress of Globe Life Field?
Stay posted to our website, texasrangers.com/GlobeLifeField. Also follow all the latest news and development on our social channels: Twitter @GlobeLifeField, Instagram @GlobeLifeField, and facebook.com/GlobeLifeField.
What is the status of Texas Live! and Live! By Loews?
Texas Live!, a mixed-used development created by The Cordish Companies will feature outstanding dining and entertainment options when it opens in the summer of 2018. Loews Hotels & Co. is also constructing the adjacent Live! by Loews - Arlington, TX hotel and convention center which is scheduled for a 2019 opening.