Construction of Globe Life Field in Arlington, the new home of Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers, is approximately 72% complete.
Work is ongoing on the retractable roof and the final section of the second retractable truss was installed last week. The second truss was moved to its parked position last Wednesday.
Construction on the third retractable roof truss has started on the field. The first piece of the third section will be installed next week.
There are a total of five retractable roof trusses and steel work for the retractable roof is expected to be complete by the end of October.
The roof will use a total of 19,000 tons of steel. Roof construction started in late fall 2018, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
Concrete work is ongoing on the service level of the ballpark, including the hyrdrotherapy pool area and batting cages.
Internally, restrooms and showers have been tiled in the home clubhouse areas. Drywall is 75% complete in the ballpark. Drywall on the club and concession areas is currently in progress. Cabinets have been installed on the Founders Suite Level. Carpentry work is ongoing on the exterior suite areas.
Concession and restroom tile work on all levels, including the suite level, is ongoing. Installation has started for the retractable glass on the lower suites.
Externally, construction is ongoing on the southwest entry, one of five main entry gates to Globe Life Field. Concrete columns were completed earlier last week and steel work has started.
Bowl steel was completed in mid-February, using a total of 16,000 tons of steel to construct. The final piece was installed on the upper concourse area of centerfield, the northeastern portion of the site.
The bowl steel construction started in June of 2018, taking nine months to complete.
HKS is the design architect for the project and Manhattan Construction Company is the Construction Manager.
Approximately 1,400 workers are on-site daily. The official groundbreaking for Globe Life Field took place on September 28, 2017 with construction beginning the following week.
The new 1.8 million ft2 ballpark is located on 13 acres just south of the current Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Seating capacity is approximately 40,300 for Globe Life Field, which will open in March 2020.