Ask the Experts: HKS Principal Designer Talks About New Texas Rangers Ballpark
By Office of Communication
Posted on July 05, 2017, July 05, 2017

The City of Arlington's Office of Communication recently talked to HKS principal designer Fred Ortiz about the features fans can expect to see at the new Rangers Ballpark in 2020.

The interview is featured in the second edition of Home Plate Update, where you can also read about the City's efforts to prepare for the upcoming ballpark construction and about the latest developments for the $250 million Texas Live! project.

Ortiz discussed what's going to set the new ballpark apart from other MLB stadiums, how it's going to connect to Texas Live!, the process for the HKS team over the next few years and how the retractable roof is going to play into the design. HKS - ranked as one of the top sports and entertainment design firms in the country - was announced as the designer for the new Texas Rangers ballpark in January 2017. The firm has ushered in a new generation of multi-revenue-generating, world-class sports facilities worldwide including serving as the architect of record on The Ballpark in Arlington (now Globe Life Park in Arlington), which opened in 1994.

"For us, the new Texas Rangers Ballpark development is very special. It carries its own rich identity based on a combination of tradition, heritage, character and ambition that will ultimately represent itself as the premier destination in North Texas," said HKS' Bryan Trubey, executive vice president and principal designer on the project. "We are delighted to be part of this exciting new development that will impact not only the Texas Rangers and their fans, but the City of Arlington and the entire region for many years to come."

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