Tag Archives: Texas Rangers

Next to Nolan Ryan, Pudge’s Jersey Number is Right Where it Belongs in Arlington

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the No. 7 jersey number of Iván “Pudge” Rodriguez was retired at a pre-game ceremony in front of 47,306 people at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Rodriguez is the third Ranger to have his uniform number retired by the club, joining Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan…

Texas Live!, New Rangers Ballpark Construction Requires Utilities Relocation

Crews will dig a hole nearly four stories deep this summer in preparation for the Texas Rangers’ new $1 billion retractable roof ballpark. But before they do, a massive sanitary sewer line that runs through the Entertainment District and serves more than one-quarter of the city will need to move. The…

A Boy with a Dream, Rangers Great Pudge Rodriguez is now a Hall of Famer

On July 30, 2017, Iván “Pudge” Rodriguez cemented his legacy as one of the greatest catchers to ever play the game, after he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a Texas Ranger.“This is such an incredible honor for me,” Rodriguez said in Cooperstown. “A little kid…

A Dream Come True Weekend for Rangers Fans in Arlington & Cooperstown

Sunday, July 30, 2017 is a day that many Rangers fans will never forget, as Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez was officially inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York and Adrian Beltre collected his 3,000th hit in Arlington, Texas. Rodriguez, who joins Johnny Bench as one of just two…

Former Rangers Catcher ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez to be Inducted into Hall of Fame Sunday

Former Texas Rangers catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez will join first baseman Jeff Bagwell, outfielder Tim Raines, former Royals and Braves General Manager John Schuerholz and former commissioner Allan H. “Bud” Selig as the inductees in the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2017 this Sunday. The ceremony, which begins at…

Portions of Nolan Ryan Expressway to Close August 3 for Ballpark Project

The Texas Rangers announced today that utility work for the team’s new ballpark in Arlington’s Entertainment District is expected to begin in August. The work will necessitate the closure of portions of Nolan Ryan Expressway as well as the remainder of Parking Lot A and a section of Parking Lot B.…

City Council Approves Key Documents Related to Future Texas Rangers Ballpark

The Arlington City Council approved several key legal documents Tuesday related to the Texas Rangers current lease agreements for Globe Life Park as well as the financing and development of the future retractable roof ballpark. In May 2016, the Arlington City Council unanimously approved a master agreement that outlines the public-private…

Latest ‘Home Plate Update’ Features HKS Interview on New Rangers Ballpark

The Home Plate Update is a quarterly publication dedicated to informing citizens about everything happening with the new Texas Rangers ballpark and Texas Live! development in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Last November, the residents of Arlington overwhelming approved an extension of the City’s sales tax to cover half of the $1 billion Texas Rangers ballpark…

Local Youth Learn Tips from the Pros at Texas Rangers’ Play Ball Initiative

The Texas Rangers hosted a Play Ball event at their Youth Ballpark in Arlington on Sunday morning, giving local children a chance to participate in baseball-related activities outside the normal confines of recreation leagues and camps. The Play Ball initiative, supported by both USA Baseball and USA Softball, is the sport’s…

Arlington Ranks at Top of Dallas Business Journal’s Economic Development Deals List

As far as economic development deals go, 2016 was a home run for the City of Arlington. With $1.55 billion worth of business deals done, Arlington scored the top spot on the Dallas Business Journal’s latest list of North Texas economic development deals ranked by value. The City of Arlington’s Economic…