Globe Life Park Transitioning From Rangers Home To XFL, USL Venue
Globe Life Park's transformation from the MLB Rangers' ballpark into a "football and soccer venue is well underway," as the venue will become the home of the XFL Dallas Renegades and USL League One North Texas Soccer Club, according to Jeff Wilson of the Ft. Worth STAR-TELEGRAM. The third-base dugout and the first 18 rows of seating will be "removed to accommodate the north end zone of the football field and the north goal of the soccer pitch." The plan is to "add 3,800 permanent seats on the east side of the field, where left field and left-center were located for baseball." The field will be a "synthetic turf" provided by Shaw Sports Turf, which also is "providing the surface for Globe Life Field." The Rangers will "sell only lower-bowl seats for both teams, and the expected capacity will push 20,000." It is possible that seats on the "club level, third deck and the upper deck of the home-run porch in the south end zone, formerly right field, will be available based on demand" (Ft. Worth STAR-TELEGRAM, 10/18). In Dallas, Buzz Carrick notes a television booth, as well as home and visiting coaches' booths, will be "constructed in the lower suite level at the mid-field location." Meanwhile, the Rangers' clubhouse on the first base side will be "renovated to accommodate" the Renegades. Additionally, two "auxiliary locker rooms are being built in the area that previously housed the Rangers' and visiting batting cages" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 10/18).