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Globe Life Field readies for opening event

Construction of Globe Life Field, new home of the MLB’s Texas Rangers, is approximately 98% complete, in anticipation of the first event on March 14, 2020.

The Texas Rangers’ $1.2-billion, retractable-roof stadium in Arlington, will host a Chris Stapleton and Willie Nelson concert.

Work on the field surface was completed last week, including the installation of the synthetic grass, as well as the organic infill.

The field surface will be covered with protectant over the weekend in preparation for the first event at Globe Life Field.

The synthetic grass field was provided by Shaw Sports Turf and installation was completed by Texas-based Paragon Sports Constructors.

Installation of the retractable pitching mound and home plate was completed last month.

Outfield padding, including distance markers, was installed last week.

Roof Work

Roof construction is nearing the end of completion. Installation of ETFE panels, decking, and roofing, on the retractable portion was completed last month. Seal work is ongoing for the entire roof structure.

Operations for the retractable roof mechanism is currently in progress, including finalising controls and communication to the roof control room.

Internal Work

The lower concourse is 100% complete, including all clubs, suites, and concession areas.

Installation of all interior signs is nearing completion throughout the ballpark, including seating sections, concession stand branding, and directional signage.

Work on interior finishes is ongoing throughout the building.

Epoxy floor update is complete on the lower concourse. Flooring for the main concourse will conclude this weekend. The suite level and upper concourse floor surfaces are also complete.

The Texas Rangers front office staff moved into their offices last week. The four-story office building, located on the southeast portion of the project, was completed at the beginning of February.

Over 7,000 pieces of furniture have been installed throughout the ballpark.

Seat installation is 100% complete on the main concourse, 95% complete on the upper seating bowl and 75% complete on the lower bowl. Over 37,000 seats have been installed up to this point. Upon completion, Globe Life Field will hold the capacity for 40,300 seats.

Nearly six million man hours have been completed on the Globe Life Field project to date.

HKS is the design architect for the project and Manhattan Construction Company is the Construction Manager.