North Plaza Opens with Texas Live! on Aug. 9; Globe Life Field Seating Bowl Takes Shape
By Office of Communication
Posted on July 19, 2018, July 19, 2018

The Texas Rangers released new renderings today of the North Plaza for Globe Life Field and Texas Live! during a media construction update that took place on the Hilti Observation Deck at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The North Plaza, which will be the north entrance to Globe Life Field, is nearing completion and will open to the public with the opening of Texas Live! on Thursday, August 9. In addition to six video boards, the plaza features a 60-foot-wide fountain with a Texas Rangers T that can be programmed to entertain visitors with colorful water shows.

Among the construction updates for Globe Life Field was news that the installation of the precast concrete risers for the seating bowl began last week and that structural steel work is complete on the Rangers' office building.

The official groundbreaking for Globe Life Field took place on September 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 Globe Life Field, which will open in March 2020. HKS is the design architect for the project and Manhattan Construction Company is the Construction Manager.

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Facts and Figures: North Plaza

Location: Adjacent to the east of Texas Live! and to the north of Globe Life Field. The North Plaza will be one of the main entry points into Globe Life Field and will access the left field concourse.

Overall Size: More than 100,000 square feet or 2 ½ acres.

Composition of Plaza Surface: Combination of granite pavers, concrete pavers, and architectural concrete paving.

Media Towers: Six media towers are each 62" tall and contain video boards that can be individually programmed.

Fountain: Diameter is 60', 6" or the same distance as from the pitching mound to home plate on a regular size baseball diamond. Rangers T logo is in the center of the fountain, which can be programmed for multiple water shows in Rangers' colors.

Vehicle Traffic: The North Plaza will be closed during all games and events at Globe Life Field. Limited vehicle access will be available on non-event days.