The Rangers will break ground Sept. 29 on a new ballpark, and the new Globe Life Field will boast all the great features and amenities you would expect in a $1.1 billion facility.
On Thursday, the club and builder HKS Architects revealed updated design renderings of the ballpark, which is scheduled to open in 2020. One of the significant changes: seating capacity has been reduced from 50,000 to 41,000 or 42,000. The highlight is a retractable roof with a huge skylight.
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A glass wall along the outfield concourse will also allow natural light to fill the park.
The exterior of the ballpark, built adjacent to the club's current Globe Life Park, will feature extensive landscaping.
One design element still to be determined is the playing surface, and whether it will be natural grass or artificial turf. According to Star-Telegram, the playing surface will be 70 feet below street level, and there is concern it will be too shady for grass to grow well.