The Texas Rangers new $1.2 billion stadium Globe Life Field, home of the worst, most vile ballpark food in Major League Baseball, was originally scheduled to open in March. However, thanks to the ongoing global pandemic and MLB finally getting its act together, announcing a July 23 or 24 start date to the 2020 season, fans are finally starting to pay attention again. (Aren’t they, Houston?)
The new Globe Life Field, which cost taxpayers around $500 million and has so far only played host to some high school graduations, will be replacing the team’s “old” stadium, Rangers Park at Arlington, built wayyyy back in 1994.
Texas is also the only state with teams in Major League Baseball that will be allowing fans to attend games, thus giving the Rangers and Astros a distinct home-field advantage once the season begins.
Globe Life Field’s capacity is listed at 40,300, which means, according to Texas governor Greg Abbott, they can host around 20,150 people per game who may or may not be wearing masks despite the number of new cases going through the roof in the state. (But is it a retractable roof?)
On Tuesday, the stadium and the team shared video showing off the Rangers’ new digs.
Unfortunately for them, reactions to the new ballpark were probably not as positive as they and the team had hoped.
Everyone seems to love the Texas Rangers’ new stadium. pic.twitter.com/uaA9LrbtpT
— Dave Schilling (@dave_schilling) June 24, 2020
The Texas Rangers have unveiled a brand new stadium designed purely to troll the Astros by looking like a trash can. 🗑 https://t.co/AL3hqKtHxz— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) June 24, 2020
It can be a baseball stadium *or* a big box warehouse lawn and garden center, making Globe Life the world's worst Transformer. pic.twitter.com/6nqXoU7Qzm— DSzymborski (@DSzymborski) June 24, 2020
New look of the Rangers new stadium pic.twitter.com/zg5Eulwp4z
— Albert Rios (@A_Rios08) June 24, 2020
Smart of the Rangers to future-proof their new stadium… pic.twitter.com/YJ0Ijmx1zM
— Bryan (@NachoHelmet) June 24, 2020
The new Texas Rangers stadium vs. the new range hood I just installed in our kitchen: who wore it better? pic.twitter.com/p5hN0zJIzu— Mike O'Neill (@perchorin) June 24, 2020
the texas rangers new stadium looks like the battlebot that used to flip the other robots over pic.twitter.com/4Dp6qUFtqL— tim (@timjawnders) June 24, 2020
People are ripping on the new ranger's stadium but you haven't even seen the inside yet pic.twitter.com/5lj26yLU25— 50 characters is honestly too many for a profile n (@bohnersprings) June 24, 2020
On the plus side, at least this stadium will have air conditioning. (Yes, the Rangers built a ballpark, in 1994, in Texas, with no air conditioning. Major League Baseball, folks!)
The Rangers opening a ballpark with a roof is a big gain because 1) it makes going to games there comfortable in the summer and 2) the memes and jokes have been excellent so far— Chris Driver (@Jerkwheatery) June 24, 2020