Following the passage of Tuesday’s referendum to give $500 million in tax revenue to help the Texas Rangers build a replacement ballpark in Arlington, the baseball team announced the launch of a new website designed to gather public feedback for the new ballpark.
RangersNewBallpark.com is now live, and fans are encouraged to provide their suggestions and ideas for what they would like to see in the new facility, which is expected to open in time for the start of the 2020 season.
“This is an exciting time for the Rangers as we begin to design and program what we believe will be the best ballpark in the Major Leagues,” said Rangers Executive Vice President of Business Operations Rob Matwick. “Our great fans are a big part of this process, and we are looking forward to gathering their feedback.
“We also want to thank the citizens of Arlington, Mayor Jeff Williams and all of the City leaders, and the hundreds of volunteers who helped to pass Tuesday’s referendum that will allow us to make this fabulous project a reality.”
The design for a new ballpark will include a retractable roof for climate control and shelter for fans during the hot summer months as well as provide a premiere baseball experience. The new park is expected to have similar design concepts featured in the construction of Globe Life Park.
Design for the new ballpark will begin immediately with construction expected to begin in the summer of 2017.