Sep 30, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers fans cheer during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark at Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
The Texas Rangers announced last night late that they will hold a press conference today to announce that they are selling the naming rights to the Ballpark at Arlington. This will not be the first time that the Texas Rangers have sold the naming rights to the Ballpark, as we all remember before it was called Amerquest Field before Ameriquest went out of business.
It’s not known yet who has purchased the rights to name the Ballpark yet, we will all find out when the press conference happens later today. I know a lot of people don’t like companies purchasing the rights to name stadiums and ballparks and race cars and other things, but I personally don’t have a problem with it. I really like the name Rangers Ballpark at Arlington, but it is not the reason that I am a Texas Rangers fan. Whatever the new name of the ballpark winds up being, it will not change the way I feel about the team or the amount of times that I go to watch them. It just changes what they say on television when they say what ballpark they are in. The Texas Rangers are a great baseball team, no matter what their ballpark is called. I am interested to see what the name will be, but again it doesn’t upset me. It is the way that our world is now, and we are all pretty used to it by now. It’s about the fans inside of it, not the name on it.