GLOBE LIFE FIELD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE & SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

Construction of Globe Life Field, the future home of the Texas Rangers, is approximately 93% complete. There are 38 days until the first event at Globe Life Field (March 14, 2020).

 

The following clubs were announced at the media event this morning:

 

Balcones Speakeasy: 

  • Located behind home plate in The District, the Balcones Speakeasy is Globe Life Field’s most surprising and exclusive club experience. Fans can step into this intimate spot and find a place that’s both fashionable and hospitable. No password needed.
  • Fans who purchased tickets in this exclusive club space all-inclusive food and beverage, domestic and craft beer, wine, and the specialty cocktail of the game, in addition to many other amenities.
  • About Balcones: Started in 2008, Balcones is  the “Original Texas Whisky”. Balcones distills all of their beloved spirits inside the historic Texas Fireproof Storage Company building in downtown Waco. At its heart are four copper pot stills built by Forsyths, considered some of the best artisans in Scotland. You can now visit and tour the facility, with tastings and events held regularly, and see why Balcones is always Distilled to Appreciate.

The StubHub Club: 

  • Located on the first base side of the Founders Level, the StubHub Club will be an exclusive premium space for businesses & families to enjoy Rangers games via some of the closest seats in Major League Baseball.
  • Fans who purchase seats in sections 15-20 will have full access to The StubHub Club, including all-inclusive food and beverage, domestic and craft beer, and upscale wine, in addition to many other amenities.
  • About StubHub: At StubHub, our mission is to bring the joy of live to fans globally. As the world’s most trusted ticket marketplace spanning 44 countries, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever and wherever fans want to be. Backed by award-winning customer care, StubHub’s FanProtect™ Guarantee means every ticket is guaranteed valid or you’ll receive a replacement ticket of equal or better value, or your money back. Our business partners include more than 130 properties globally across the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, WWE, NCAA, Matchroom Boxing, plus Paciolan, Tessitura and Roundabout Theatre Company. StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience throughout the world. StubHub is an eBay company (EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @stubhub on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

 

Construction Status:

 

Highlights:

  • Work is on-going on the field surface. Field concrete work was completed last week, and infield clay installation was completed earlier this week.
  • Installation of ETFE panels on the retractable portion of the roof is 95% complete. Construction of all ETFE panels, which will allow natural light to flow throughout the facility, will be completed by the end of the week.
  • Seat installation is 85% complete on the main concourse and 75% complete on the upper seating bowl. Over 30,000 seats have been installed up to this point. Upon completion, Globe Life Field will hold the capacity for 40,300 seats.

Field Surface:

  • Work is on-going on the field surface. Field concrete work was completed last week, and infield clay installation was completed earlier this week.
  • Home Plate was installed last week.
  • The installation of synthetic grass will begin next week. The synthetic grass field will be provided by Shaw Sports Turf with installation completed by Texas-based Paragon Sports Constructors.
  • Installation of the retractable pitching mound is complete.

Roof Work:

  • Installation of ETFE panels on the retractable portion of the roof is 95% complete. Construction of all ETFE panels, which will allow natural light to flow throughout the facility, will be completed by the end of the week.
  • Seal work is ongoing for the entire roof structure.
  • Operations for the retractable roof mechanism is currently in progress, including finalizing controls and communication to the roof control room.
  • Decking is 100% complete and roofing work over the retractable roof structure is 98% complete.

Internal Work:

  • The lower concourse is 96% complete, including all clubs, suites, and concession areas.
  • Installation of interior signs is underway throughout the ballpark, including seating sections, concession stand branding, and directional signage.
  • Work on interior finishes is ongoing throughout the building.
  • Epoxy floor update is complete on the lower concourse and 90% complete on main concourse.
  • Cabinetry work is ongoing on all levels. All cabinets have been installed in the lower concourse, office area, and suite levels.  Cabinets are in progress on service level.
  • Drywall is 99% complete in the ballpark. Drywall on the club and concession areas is currently in progress.

External Work:

  • Installation of four exterior Globe Life Field entryway signs was completed earlier this week.
  • Landscaping and Hardscaping is nearing completion on the southeast portion of the project. Hardscape is in progress on all other exterior areas of the project, including construction of the fire lanes, retaining walls, concrete curbs, and gutters.
  • Several trees have been planted throughout the property. Trees from the existing lot C were relocated directly outside Globe Life Field at the end of January.
  • Glass installation is complete on all exterior areas of Globe Life Field.

Miscellaneous:

  • Seat installation is 85% complete on the main concourse and 75% complete on the upper seating bowl. Over 30,000 seats have been installed up to this point. Upon completion, Globe Life Field will hold the capacity for 40,300 seats.
  • The four-story office building, located on the southeast side of the site, is 100% complete. The Rangers staff will move at the end of the month.
  • All elevators have been installed, and five are currently operational. There will be a total of 24 elevators at Globe Life Field. All 13 escalators have been installed on-site.
  • Delaware North, the concessionaire provider for Globe Life Field, has started testing equipment in the lower concourse kitchen and concession areas.
  • There is a heavy emphasis on all kitchen and concession areas. Concession work, including bar fronts, and installation of kitchen equipment, is ongoing on all levels.
  • The foul poles were installed in mid-November.
  • Sports lights have been installed throughout the building. The lights are currently being tested in stages.
  • Installation of the ribbon panels is in progress. Installation of all video boards is complete and preliminary work is ongoing to test the video board equipment and systems.
  • Air conditioning and heating function has been established in limited areas of the ballpark, including the service level, lower concourse and office building.
  • Plumbing & HVAC work is 97% complete. Electrical work is ongoing.

Structural Steel:

  • Bowl steel was completed in mid-February 2019, using a total of 16,000 tons of steel to construct. The final piece was installed on the upper concourse area of centerfield, the northeastern portion of the site.
  • The bowl steel construction started in June of 2018, taking nine months to complete.

Concrete work:

  • The concrete was poured for both bullpens earlier this week, one of the final stages of concrete work for the entire facility.
  • All other concrete work for the entire facility has been completed.

 

Facts and Figures:

  • Over five and a half million man hours have been completed on the Globe Life Field project to date. It is estimated the project will exceed six million man hours upon completion.
  • HKS is the design architect for the project and Manhattan Construction Company is the Construction Manager.
  • Approximately 1,700 workers are on-site daily.
  • The official groundbreaking for Globe Life Field took place on September 28, 2017 with construction beginning the following week.
  • The new 1.8 million square foot ballpark is located on 13 acres just south of the current Globe Life Park in Arlington.
  • Seating capacity is approximately 40,300 for Globe Life Field.
  • The new ballpark is scheduled to with a concert on March 14, 2020. The Rangers will play the St. Louis Cardinals in an exhibition game on March 23, 2020. The regular season home opener is scheduled on March 31, 2020 against the Los Angeles Angels.