Home Plate Update September 2018 - Page 8

Aside from stadium seating, fans will also have the chance to sit in areas ranging from semicircle, four-top tables to a left field deck, fitted with rocking chairs. Hill described the “quirkiness” of the seating types at Globe Life Field as something different from any other sporting venue. A New Experience Around Every Corner Globe Life Field will provide unique elements for all fans, from veteran season ticket holders, to fans attending their first Rangers game. “Hopefully we can create something interesting around every corner. You know, maybe you didn’t see it the first time you were here, but if you come back a couple of weeks later you think, ‘where did this come from? I never knew it was there,’” Matwick said. Individuality is something Matwick stressed when helping design Globe Life Field, by taking the advice he’d once heard a developer mention. The 300,000 extra square feet and 21 percent fewer seats allow for the architects to have fun with extra space at Globe Life Field. “He said ‘In development you want something interesting around every corner.’ Some things will strike people differently, but we need to find something for everyone, and I think we have the chance to do that here,” Matwick said. “The whole experience will give fans reasons to come back, and that’s what you want. You want it to be a good experience, and you want fans to want to come back,” Hill said. The experience at Globe Life Field was designed to be unmatched and provide something new every visit. Another unique aspect of Globe Life Field is the concourses. Concessions and restrooms are pushed to the outer rim of the concourses, allowing a 360-degree view of Globe Life Field throughout the ballpark. The full connection allows fans to stay connected to the game, whether they’re sitting in their seats, or running to a concession stand. “The concourses at Globe Life Park give you a glimpse of the field but are not directly on the field. At Globe Life Field, all that space is open, which will give fans a great view of the The added space allows for the seating action taking place on the field,” Hill bowl to be more spacious, upgrade said. “I think that just livens the whole the seats to an average two inches experience, and you feel like you’re wider, as well as create more leg room more of a part of the game because on the seating risers. you can see the field.” GLOBE LIFE FIELD FAST FACTS • 16,000 tons of steel are being used to build the seating bowl • The average steel beam measures 48 feet tall and weighs 9,200 pounds • 12 cranes are being used to install bowl steel • 100,000 square feet- size of plaza • 70% of seats are within the foul poles • The distance from the ground to upper facade is 230 feet, that’s 116 feet higher than that of Globe Life Park • The first row of seats behind home plate is 7 feet closer than Globe Life Park • The upper deck at Globe Life Field is nearly 30 feet closer than that of Globe Life Park 8 “I think we are just going to be able to have an experience that we haven’t been able to offer (before),” Matwick said. “We want as many people as we can possibly get to experience Globe Life Field to find out what the Rangers are about, and just enjoy the whole experience.” CITY FINANCING March 2018 April 2018 April 2018 May 2018 June 2018 July 2018 Aug 2018 Total to date: $13,003,829 $29,413,209 $25,314,407 $24,213,666 $26,258,787 $30,812,005 $29,587,748 $178,603,651 Another $32 million in September will total over $210 million.