Rangers’ Globe Life Field Features Texas Inspiration Inside and Out

From the limestone quarried in Lampasas to the “Champion Red” Acme brick made in Denton, the Texas Rangers’ future Globe Life Field features materials inside and out made here in the Lone Star State.

Bryan Trubey, executive vice president of HKS and the principal designer of Globe Life Field, discussed the materials being used in the construction of both exterior and interior elements of the new retractable roof ballpark during a construction site media tour on Thursday. Trubey and the HKS design team have incorporated a variety of materials, the majority of which are being produced in Texas, that reflect the elements of form and structure, transparency, and landscape.

For example, more than 1 million Acme bricks will be used in the ballpark project. The “Champion Red” brick is made at Acme’s Denton Plant. This facility also supplied the exterior of the Rangers’ current home, Globe Life Park.

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Additionally, the Rangers and HKS also released a series of new renderings Thursday that depict the east, southeast, and west exteriors of Globe Life Field. Other renderings included interior views from the upper left field concourse, right field, and the field level suites, which are located directly behind home plate.

The official groundbreaking for Globe Life Field took place on Sept. 28, 2017, with construction beginning the following week. The new 1.7 million square foot ballpark, which will be located on 13 acres just south of the current Globe Life Park in Arlington, will include a retractable roof for climate control and shelter for fans during the hot summer months. Seating capacity is approximately 40,000 for the new ballpark, which will open in March 2020. HKS is the design architect for the project and Manhattan Construction Company is the Construction Manager.

Globe Life Field Construction

Materials from Texas include:
Steel: Irwin Steel – Justin, Texas
Curtainwall System: OldCastle – Alba, Texas
Masonry Veneer: ACME – Denison, Texas
Precast Walls: Enterprise – Corsicana, Texas
Limestone: Mezger – Lampasas, Texas

In addition, the following materials are also being utilized:
Granite: Coldspring – Cold Spring, Minnesota
Three Layer ETFE: Vector-Foiltec – Germany
All Metal Panels: Centria – Sheridan, Arkansas
Insulated Translucent Panels: CPI Daylighting – Lake Forest, Illinois

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