What the Ballpark in Arlington Will Look Like When the Texas Rangers Return to the Field

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Back in November the Texas Rangers invited media folk out to the Ballpark in Arlington for a sneak peek at $11.5 million worth of renovations being made out in Vandergriff Plaza, where, among other things, the team's adding a private-party zone, retooling the kids' area and building a new bar. Said Rangers' execs, this is but the "first wave" of redos to come in coming years. Nolan Ryan called the project "the most extensive renovation in the history of the park."

Last night the team dispatched a series of behind-the-scenes looks at how the renovations are coming, accompanied by explanations from team executive veep of ballpark operations Rob Matwick and Manhattan Construction's senior project manager Wesley Weaver. The overview's above; the detailed look-sees are below. Is it April 6 yet, Robin Ventura?




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Sam
Sam

No they will eventually realize this is an exercise in futility and move to Downtown Dallas, the center of the transportation nexus.

Mervis
Mervis

Another inside bar at a ballpark? Sounds like another gathering spot for the Dallas douchebag to hang out in and high five after they see the live play on a TV screen.

Lee
Lee

RIP season ticket seats in the bleachers.  I miss you already.

Mishon
Mishon

Since putting a roof over the Temple would be extremely expensive and diificult, it seems to me that ownership is doing just about everything else to make the ballpark better. Good for them. Just when you think you couldn't be more happy that Hicks is gone, you are.

Almost over Game 6. Almost.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

If this is but the first in a wave of renovations, it sounds pretty safe to say that the Rangers wont be getting a new park or leaving the ballpark in arlington when the lease expires, sounds like nolan and the gang are spending money for the long haul. sorry all you downtown ballpark wishers. 

Bigjim
Bigjim

Did the ballpark really need this?  Understand the needs for some upgrades, but ticket prices have forced some of us to seats in right field where we can't see a scoreboard.  How about adding another scoreboard in left field so we can see a replay.   And for one, my kids enjoyed  the whiffle ball park.  Probably arcade games now on the inside.Upgrades are okay, but give me a screen where I can see replay in the only seats I can afford.

MidCitiesbound
MidCitiesbound

"Transportation nexus". Are you kidding me? The DART Light Rail fails anytime you get over a few thousand folks in downtown Dallas ( Remember the Grene line fiasco a couple of years back) and the auto traffic continues to be problematic around the I-35/I-30 corridor, regardless of the new "bridge to Ray's Sporting Goods".Having an extra 50,000 people in the Big D is not an option. Besides, think of the hundreds of millions of dollars in road construction that was completed ahead of schedule when Cowboys Stadium was built.The Metroplex is growing in all directions. Choose a central location for all to enjoy, like Six Flags over the last 50 years.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

really? how is that gonna be fun riding a train downtown when they try to shove a 4th orange line down into one station on pacific?  They cant build a second line through dallas ,how are they going to afford to pay for a ballpark.   The sales tax is currently maxed as it is

H.P. Dan
H.P. Dan

So, get a job where you make more money and get season tickets somewhere else. Not that hard.

Buildings and Food
Buildings and Food

After San Antonio / Austin gets a franchise (3.7m strong and growing) the Rangers will need to step things up by tapping into North Dallas to Mckinney demographic growth + corporate revenue and eventually build a stadium in Frisco.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Dallassans will be commuting in their own solar powered water taxis before the Redshoes leave Arlington.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Ive heard its the same active play area as before, just indoors out of the heat.  They are adding another video board that you shold be able to see from right fiels as well.  As for sitting in the only seats you can afford, I can say that sitting upper deck 3rd base side is cheaper than right  field and you have a perfect view of the video board.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

tsk tsk, at least he spent what moeny he had on season tickets.  Those were an inexpensive way to get your hands on season tix and get the perks of season tix as well.  I for one will miss sitting in the bleachers, something about that old time feel it gave me, reminded me a lot of my youth spent in the GA bleacher seat at Royals stadium in the early to mid 80's.  Something good to be said about nostalgia of bleacher seat at a ball park

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

are you combining san antonio and austin population to make a point?

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

 If eventually means "40 years from now", sure.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Solar powered water taxis that dock at Spork--the hippest restaurant on the Trinity.

I could see Irving making a run at a new Rangers stajium, but odds are pretty good they throw down a retractable roof facility where ole Turnpike used to be.

Cosmos Woodshop
Cosmos Woodshop

Since two Tarrant County millionaires just bought the team the thought of them relocating to Dallas is a little bit of wishful thinking.  

Bigjim518
Bigjim518

They are not getting another video board, it is a video screen out there in the centerfield area.  I am talking about sitting in the only seats that are actually covered.  Instead of another bar, they need a video screen where you can sit in right field under the cover.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

If you wanna watch a baseball game under cover, move to Tampa.

You're welcome.

Justin Griffith
Justin Griffith

 sit in the bleeds on the third base line if you are that addicted to watching tv

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