Home Plate Update March 2017 - Page 6

Ray C . Davis

To the Residents of Arlington and all Rangers ’ Fans :

It certainly is an exciting time for the Texas Rangers organization .
On the field , we believe we have the talent to successfully defend our back-to-back American League West Division titles and compete deep into the post-season . It should be a fun and exciting season at Globe Life Park in Arlington .
Our current ballpark has served us well for more than two decades , and there is no doubt Globe Life Park in Arlington will be the site of even more memorable moments for the next three years .
But I can ’ t tell you how delighted we are to be working with the City of Arlington to open the finest ballpark in the major leagues for the 2020 season . A baseball park is a very special place , and the Rangers are committed to providing the best possible experience for our fans . The construction of the new facility with a retractable roof and so many other amenities will allow us to enhance that experience in a manner that is not presently possible . It will be state-of-the-art while retaining the same beauty of our current park .
I want to thank Mayor Jeff Williams and the City Council as well as the residents of Arlington for their outstanding support in making this new ballpark a reality . And I want to commend all of the City leadership for their dedication and assistance as the project moves forward .
The Rangers and Arlington have enjoyed a great partnership for 46 years , and we are excited about the possibility of calling this City home for many years to come . We have selected as the project ’ s design architect the nationally renowned sports and entertainment firm HKS , which has an outstanding track record of designing iconic sports facilities , both in North Texas and around the country . We are well into the design phase , and HKS ' vision will incorporate all of the features that will make this venue the best in Major League Baseball .
We are also proud to be working with Arlington and The Cordish Companies on the development and construction of the Texas Live ! project , which will open in 2018 . Commercial development in the area has been a vision of the Rangers for a number of years , and the construction of these two projects will give Arlington the leading sports and entertainment district in the country .
Thank you again for all of your support .
Sincerely ,

Ray C . Davis

Co-Chairman and Managing Partner Texas Rangers

RANGERS / CITY LAUNCH NEW BALLPARK WEBSITES

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Rangers seek fan input at RangersNewBallpark . com
The Texas Rangers announced the launch of a new website designed to gather public feedback for the new ballpark that will be built in Arlington .
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 .
Additionally , the City of Arlington created a new ballpark website to showcase the project and to provide updates , design details , document archival and announcements at arlingtontx . gov / ballparkproject .