Texas Rangers and Choctaw Announce Naming Rights Partnership for Globe Life Park
By Texas Rangers Communications
Posted on August 25, 2021, August 25, 2021

Globe Life Field Exterior

The Texas Rangers and Choctaw Casinos & Resorts today announced a multi-year naming rights partnership for Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue, which previously served as the home of the Texas Rangers from 1994-2019, will be called Choctaw Stadium going forward.

This naming rights agreement expands the partnership that the Rangers and Choctaw Casinos & Resorts have had since 2010.  In May 2019, the Rangers and Choctaw announced an extension of their partnership that brands Choctaw as the Official and Exclusive Casino and Resort of the Texas Rangers and also includes a significant presence at Globe Life Field.

“The Rangers are thrilled to extend our great partnership with Choctaw for many years to come,” said Texas Rangers Chairman and Managing Partner Ray Davis. “Today’s naming rights announcement for Globe Life Park further extends Choctaw’s presence in the Arlington Entertainment District, which also includes Globe Life Field and Texas Live!

“Choctaw Stadium will be the home of numerous events in the days and months to come, including college and high school football, pro soccer, and Major League rugby.”

"Choctaw Casinos & Resorts is excited to expand our relationship with the Texas Rangers and be part of a stadium that has brought so much joy over the years to so many in North Texas," stated Chief of the Choctaw Nation, Gary Batton. "We are proud to have our name on a field that continues to play an important role in the lives of North Texans and we look forward to sharing in the competition and enjoyment the stadium brings to the community."

Choctaw Stadium, which was reconfigured from a baseball only to a multi-purpose facility after the Rangers move across the street after the 2019 season, was the site of XFL pro football, USL League One pro soccer, and 50 Texas UIL high school football games a year ago. Pro soccer and high school football return this year and the expansion team Dallas Jackals of Major League Rugby will call Choctaw Stadium home in 2022.

Owned and operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the third largest Indian Nation in the United States with close to 200,000 tribal members and 10,000 employees. Choctaw Casinos & Resorts feature a variety of gaming, hotel and resort properties throughout southeastern Oklahoma. Locations include: Durant, Grant, Pocola, Idabel, Broken Bow, McAlester, Stigler and Stringtown. In August 2021, a major expansion at the Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant added the Sky Tower: 21 stories high featuring 1,000 new luxury hotel rooms, 3,300 additional slot machines, table games, a new poker room, new restaurants, bars, movie theaters and three-acres of swimming pools.

Choctaw Casinos & Resorts generate revenue to accelerate the success of the tribe. The strong, sovereign tribal government is an economic engine that, in 2019 alone, provided nearly $2.5 billion in economic impact on the state of Oklahoma. From jobs and roads to emergency services and education, Choctaw Casinos & Resorts contribute in countless ways that benefit all tribal and non-tribal members in the communities where they live, work and raise their families.

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