Construction of Globe Life Field, the future home of Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers, is approximately 90% complete.
And there are now just 65 days until the first event at the new venue in Arlington, Texas, on March 14, 2020.
Seat installation is in progress on the upper seating bowl. Over half of the seats have been installed up to this point.
There is a heavy emphasis on all kitchen and concession areas. Concession work, including bar fronts, and installation of kitchen equipment, is ongoing on all levels.
Delaware North, the concessionaire provider for Globe Life Field, has started testing equipment in all kitchen and concession areas.
Preliminary work has started on the field surface, including the installation of the retractable pitching mound. Field concrete work will begin next week, and clay installation will follow at the end of the month.
Installation of the retractable pitching mound started last month and is currently in progress.
The 5.5 acre retractable roof at Globe Life Field was closed for the first time in early December, marking a major milestone for the project. The roof moved a total of 405ft from the open position, east toward the closed position.
Concrete work for the visitors and home dugout was completed in December. Work is ongoing for the outfield field walls, including the bullpens. All other concrete work for the entire facility has been completed.
Installation of the ribbon panels is in progress. Installation on both the left field and center field video board is complete. The right field board is in progress.
Sports lights have been installed throughout the building. The lights are currently being tested in stages.
HKS is the design architect for the project and Manhattan Construction Company is the construction manager.
The new ballpark is scheduled to open in March of 2020. The Rangers will play the St. Louis Cardinals in an exhibition game on March 23, 2020. The regular season home opener is scheduled on March 31, 2020 against theLos Angeles Angels.