Photo of the construction of Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Future home of the Texas Rangers.

2019 will mark the Texas Rangers’ final season at Globe Life Park in Arlington (formerly The Ballpark in Arlington), before moving down the street to Globe Life Field. The Texas Rangers organization are currently exploring ways to provide more affordable seating options for baseball fans at the new stadium. This news, of course, comes after public outcries from Texas Rangers season ticket holders that complained about the increase in season ticket prices for Globe Life Field.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, seating options at Globe Life Field could be priced as low as $9-$15 per ticket and will be closer to the field than comparable seating options at Globe Life Park. Seating at Globe Life Field is expected to be much more intimate than at Globe Life Park in Arlington. At the other end of the scale are the premium seating tickets with all-inclusive food and beverages which will cost between $300-$400 per ticket next season. The average ticket price for a Texas Rangers home game was just under $27 during the 2018 MLB season, making Rangers games one of the best bargains in Major League Baseball.

Texas Rangers season ticket holders also voiced their concerns about the possibility of the team forcing them to purchase a personal seat license (PSL) before purchasing season tickets. A PSL program was never implemented for Globe Life Field although they’re quiet common in professional sports when new stadiums are constructed.

At the moment, SunTrust Park (Atlanta Braves) is the newest ballpark in Major League Baseball after debuting in 2017. Globe Life Field is expected to open in March 2020 and will cost nearly $1.2B to construct. That will mirror the $1.2B needed to construct AT&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboys), which debuted a decade ago. Globe Life Field will have a retractable roof that will protect baseball fans from the scorching Texas heat during the summer months. The roof is expected to be the most difficult aspect of the new stadium’s construction and will consume a bulk of the stadium’s estimated construction costs. Texas Live!, a mixed-use development that will be built around Globe Life Field, debuted in August 2018. 

 

 

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