Choctaw Stadium

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Choctaw Stadium
Former namesThe Ballpark in Arlington (1994–2004)
Ameriquest Field in Arlington (2004–2007)
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (2007-2014)
Globe Life Park in Arlington (2014–2021)
Location1000 Ballpark Way
Arlington, Texas 76011
Coordinates32°45′5″N 97°4′58″W / 32.75139°N 97.08278°W / 32.75139; -97.08278Coordinates: 32°45′5″N 97°4′58″W / 32.75139°N 97.08278°W / 32.75139; -97.08278
OwnerArlington Sports Facilities Development Authority
OperatorRangers Baseball Express
Capacity48,194[4]
Record attendance52,419
Field sizeLeft Field Line - 332 feet (101 m)
Left Center - 390 feet (119 m)
Deep Left Center - 404 feet (123 m)
Center Field - 400 feet (122 m)
Deep Right Center - 407 feet (124 m)
Right Center - 377 feet (115 m)
Right Field Line - 325 feet (99 m)
Backstop - 60 feet (18 m)
SurfaceInfield: Y2 Zoysiagrass
Outfield: Tifway 419 Bermudagrass
Construction
StartedApril 2, 1992
OpenedApril 1, 1994
Construction costUS$191 million
($349 million in 2022 dollars[1])
ArchitectDavid M. Schwarz Architectural Services, Inc.
HKS, Inc. (architect of record)
Structural engineerWalter P Moore/Datum[2]
Services engineerDunn Consulting Engineers[3]
General contractorManhattan Construction Company
Tenants
Texas Rangers (MLB) (1994–2019)
Dallas Renegades (XFL) (2020–present)
North Texas SC (USL 1) (2020–present)
Globe Life Park in Arlington

Choctaw Stadium (known until August 2021 as Globe Life Park in Arlington) is a stadium in Arlington, Texas. From its opening in 1994 until 2019, it was a baseball park that was home to the of the Major League Baseball team called the Texas Rangers. The ballpark replaced the old home of the Rangers, Arlington Stadium. It closed as a baseball park in October 2019, after which the Rangers moved across the street to a retractable-roof stadium, Globe Life Field.

After the Rangers moved out, the stadium was rebuilt for football and soccer, and soon gained new tenants in both sports. In football, the Dallas Renegades, a team in the revival of the XFL, started playing there when the league started in February 2020. In soccer, North Texas SC, a team that plays in the third level of U.S. soccer, USL League One, started playing at Globe Life Park in March 2020. The latter team, the reserve team of Major League Soccer's FC Dallas, had played its first season of 2019 at FC Dallas' home of Toyota Stadium in another Dallas–Fort Worth suburb, Frisco.

In August 2021, the stadium received its current name via a sponsorship contract with Choctaw Casinos & Resorts, a Native American casino company.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1634–1699: McCusker, J. J. (1997). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States: Addenda et Corrigenda (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1700–1799: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  2. Sports Projects - Datum Engineers
  3. Walker Engineering - Sports & Entertainment
  4. Texas Rangers on the Forbes MLB Team Valuations List
  5. Cardona, Megan (August 26, 2021). "Globe Life Park renamed Choctaw Stadium following naming rights agreement". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  6. "New for 2021: Choctaw Stadium". soccerstadiumdigest.com. Soccer Stadium Digest. August 26, 2021. Retrieved August 31, 2021.




Sources[change | change source]

  • Green Cathedrals, by Philip J. Lowry