HKS Architects has been selected to layout a new Major League Baseball stadium for the Texas Rangers, to be built in Arlington, Texas. As part of a brand new multipurpose sports activities and entertainment venue, the stadium will feature a retractable roof for climate control and safe haven during the hot Texan summers.
“For us, the new Texas Rangers Ballpark development is very unique. It carries its personal rich identity based on a mixture of tradition, history, character and ambition so as to ultimately represent itself as the premiere destination in North Texas,” explained HKS’ Bryan Trubey, executive vice president and principal design of the project. “we're extremely joyful to be part of this interesting new development as a way to impact not only the Texas Rangers and their supporters, however the metropolis of Arlington and the whole vicinity for decades to come.”
The stadium will replace the present Globe life Park in Arlington, which opened in 1994 and on which HKS served as architect of record.
The new venue may be incorporated into the surrounding Texas Live! improvement, a mixed-use entertainment district containing dining, entertainment, hotel and convention center facilities.
Estimated cost for the venture clock in at $1 billion, and might be funded through a 50-50 public-non-public partnership. Construction is predicted to begin later this year, with an opening date set in time for the start of the 2020 Major League Baseball season.
News Via: NBC DFW, HKS