Q: When the roof is closed, how will
the temperature at Globe Life Field
compare to Globe Life Park?
A: 110 degrees versus 72 degrees. I think we can all
appreciate that it will be a better experience.
Q: How many people are on-site
working on the project?
A: We have about 600 guys out here on a daily basis.
That will grow at some point within the next year, it will
Q: What about design and materials,
what decisions are being made on
A: We’re starting to pick seats, and we’re looking at
finished materials on the inside. We’re really starting
to look at the items that will give the building more
Recently, we started putting together what the materials
on the outside are. It’s a fast-tracked job, so all of these
decisions can’t be made before you break ground. It’s an
ongoing process. You get the structure in place, you know
where all the columns and piers are going, and then you
make these other decisions. That’s what we’re doing right
now, we’re working hard to finalize the finishes on both
the inside and the outside.
Q: What other events do you see
taking place at Globe Life Field?
A: We think we will be able to compete in the concert
business. We also want to become the center for high
school and college baseball here in Texas. We want to get
more people involved in playing on the field.
We’ve also looked at alternative configurations of the
field, ranging from football to soccer, so we intend to be
able to do those things. It will be up to us to see what we
can get to come into the building, as well as what makes
sense around the MLB schedule.
Q: When can I reserve a seat at Globe
A: Fans can now place a deposit to secure a spot at
the future home of the Texas Rangers by visiting
Vice President of Irwin Steel
The City of Arlington’s Office of
Communication recently talked to Irwin
Steel, LLC Vice President Bryan Irwin,
for the latest episode of Ask the Experts
on MyArlingtonTV, a quarterly program
about the progress being made at the
future Globe Life Field in The American
Irwin Steel is responsible for all the steel
rakers at Globe Life Field, which are the
diagonal pieces that hold the seating
area, as well as additional steel framing
throughout the site. Steel takes several
months of production before it’s ready
The company is fabricating nearly
16,000 tons of steel at its Justin, Texas
facility. All of the steel starts at that
facility with a flat sheet of steel. The
sheet is transformed into a column,
riser or raker, and constructed together
similar to building blocks. The average
steel column at the new ballpark
measures 48 feet tall and weighs 9,200