Rangers’ Office Building Taking Shape First Roof Truss Installed
The Texas Rangers’ Office Building, located on the
southeast side of Globe Life Field, is taking shape.
The exterior brick has been laid, windows have been
installed and the interior work is under way on the
four-story structure, which is part of the new ballpark.
The Rangers are expected to move its current offices at
Globe Life Park into the new office space in early 2020. The largest American-made Crawler Crane, the
Manitowic 31000, is hard at work inside the future
ballpark. In February, this massive crane lifted the first
section of the fixed west roof truss into place. The large
piece of steel, which weighs 1.2 million pounds, was just
a portion of the 19,000 tons of steel that will complete
the roof. These trusses will provide support for the
240,000-square-foot roof, which will open and close on a
track with the help of 20 electric motors.
Main Concourse Complete, Other
Milestones Marked Public Safety Planning
Several construction milestones for Globe Life Field were
recently completed. The final section of concrete for the
ballpark’s main concourse was poured in December,
and escalators have also been installed. About 16,000
pounds of steel were used to construct the 360-degree
interior bowl, with the final piece set in February.
Work to install precast seating risers on the main
concourse is nearly complete. The lower seating bowl
hasn’t been installed yet to allow plenty of room for
the heavy equipment needed for the roof construction
Beneath the main concourse, crews are busy laying tile,
installing glass and doing other finishing-out work in the
ballpark suites, concession areas and restrooms.
The Arlington Police and Fire Departments continue
to be actively involved in the preparation of tactical
plans for emergency response, crime prevention, and
the detection of planned acts of terrorism at Globe Life
Field, which will be able to seat about 40,000 spectators
and will requires hundreds of support personnel during
games and other events.
On a weekly basis, police and fire officials, the Rangers
and the construction team review and discuss on-site
emergency response protocols, security enhancements
and communications technology.
On-site public safety inspections of the flagship Live! by
Loews hotel began in January. The hotel and conference
center, located next to Texas Live!, is set to open this