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MLB Rangers, Arlington Reach First Of Its Kind Agreement To Put Name On Golf Course

The MLB Rangers and the city of Arlington have "reached a first of its kind agreement that will put the team's name on one of the city's golf courses," according to Mark Kazlowski of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The Chester W. Ditto Golf Course will be named Texas Rangers Golf Club when it "reopens this summer after a major makeover." Under the 36-year promotional and licensing agreement unanimously approved by the city council Tuesday, the Rangers "give the city the right to use its brand on the golf course, which is about three miles from Globe Life Park and the entertainment district." The Rangers are "not paying to put their name on the course." The city will "retain all revenue from golf course merchandise sold with Rangers logos, and the Rangers will market the golf course" at Globe Life Park during games. The Rangers have scheduled a news conference tomorrow to "discuss the details of the agreement" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 1/11).