Home Plate Update March 2020 | Page 2

Coronavirus Concerns Delay Events Across Country, Including Globe Life Field Opening Due to concerns about the novel coronavirus, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster for all counties in Texas in mid-March. To help protect public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19, events throughout Tarrant County were temporarily postponed. This included several planned events at the new Globe Life Field, such as public tours, the inaugural concert, a ribbon-cutting celebration and the start of Major League Baseball’s regular season. Additionally, Major League Baseball announced changes that affect the Rangers’ schedule, including its planned home opener on March 31. MLB delayed the start of the 2020 regular season by at least two weeks in the interests of the safety and well-being of players and fans. Updated game schedules will be announced as soon as possible, MLB said. “With the health and safety of our fans, players, and employees being top priority, the Texas Rangers unconditionally support Major League Baseball’s decision to suspend Spring Training games and delay the start of the 2020 regular season. We thank our fans for their understanding and patience during these unprecedented times,” the Rangers said in a statement. Chris Stapleton Concert Rescheduled for November Country superstar Chris Stapleton has rescheduled his planned visit to Globe Life Field. Stapleton will now perform at the Arlington venue November 21, 2020. He will be joined by Willie Nelson and Family, Jamey Johnson and Yola. The concert was originally scheduled for March 14, 2020 but was postponed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19. All tickets purchased for the March show will he honored for the new date. Visit www.livenation.com for additional ticket information, including refunds. 2