Cutting-edge turf will be installed at Globe Life Field, set to open in March 2020.
Saturday marked the Rangers' annual Fan Fest event, celebrating the start to another baseball season. This year's event provided a firsthand look at the construction of Globe Life Field.
"There are several key events taking place at the site right now. Completion is nearing on the bowl steel in the outfield area," Sr. Vice President of Project Development Jack Hill said. "Also, structural concrete is complete on the main and lower concourse."
A big, red steel-lifter of course, and the mighty Manitowoc 3100 is sitting at home plate in Globe Life Field, ready to put the retractable roof into place. The giant crane, which worked on the roof at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, arrived here the day after Thanksgiving.
The Manhattan Construction team working to build Globe Life Field partnered with the Texas Rangers to participate in the Cowboy Santas Toy Drive.
When Globe Life Field opens in 2020, the most anticipated piece will be the 240,000 square foot retractable roof, providing a climate controlled atmosphere 365 days a year.
Globe Life Field is just 15 months shy of opening its doors to the public. As the March 2020 date progresses closer to reality, the project is staying on schedule.
In September, more than a dozen OSHA representatives from the state and national level gathered at the Globe Life Field construction site to gain firsthand experience of what safety measures are implemented on a project of this scale.
One year ago Rangers representatives joined the City of Arlington and MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred to break ground on the future home of the Texas Rangers. In the 12 months since the groundbreaking, the site has been transformed from a parking lot into the shell of the future home of the Texas Rangers, Globe Life Field.
Construction on Globe Life Field is rapidly progressing. Rob Matwick, Vice President of Business Operations, and Jack Hill, Sr. Vice President of Project Development, hosted a Q&A session for fans attending Saturday's game. Matwick and Hill answered all the questions surrounding the construction of Globe Life Field. Here's a peek into what the two discussed.
Since Globe Life Field broke ground last September, one million hours have been clocked by hundreds of construction workers, working day and night to build the future home of the Texas Rangers.