" As we move forward , it ’ s important that everyone is informed about the new ballpark and the investment we ’ re making in Arlington ," City Marketing and Communications Manager Jay Warren said . " Think of the Home Plate Update as a regular progress report that informs about the project , celebrates milestones , highlights timelines and provides necessary transparency about the design / construction , contractors and financing ."
In this edition of Home Plate Update , you can read more about the ballpark ’ s design and location , get a sense of the architect ’ s vision for the new ballpark , learn about the City ’ s commitment to including minority-and women-owned businesses for this project , celebrate the Hall of Fame induction of Ranger star Ivan “ Pudge ” Rodriguez , and get a sneak peek at the plans for this year ’ s Opening Day .
These aren ’ t the only places where you can find information about the project . The City of Arlington has a webpage dedicated to the project . It contains links to all project documents , financial statements , park designs and videos . Once construction begins on the ballpark , we will include a live webcam , so you can see the construction as it happens . The Texas Rangers also have a webpage for the project where you can learn more about their plans and leave suggestions . Finally , the City will provide regular project updates and articles on our website , Facebook page , Twitter page and YouTube channel .
We hope you ’ ll find the Home Plate Update informative and engaging as we chronicle the American Dream City ’ s latest dream becoming a reality . As always , we welcome your input . Please feel free to provide your feedback on our website or social media pages .
INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL JACOBSON
The City of Arlington ’ s Office of Communication talked to Arlington Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Michael Jacobson about the excitement surrounding the new Rangers ballpark and the economic impact the project and Texas Live ! will have on the entire community . “ Sports facilities , like Globe Life Park in Arlington and AT & T Stadium , have been great financially for our city , bringing in millions of dollars of revenue from visitors and tourists ,” Jacobson said . “ The new Rangers ballpark and Texas Live ! entertainment complex will create thousands of new jobs and millions of new visitors for Arlington . They will only add to the revenue the local economy receives from outside our city . This revenue has helped our families enjoy the lowest sales tax rate and one of the lowest property tax rates in North Texas .”