Globe Life Park Gets a Post-Texas Rangers Tenant
The Texas Rangers era at Globe Life Park will end with the conclusion of the 2019 season, but a new tenant will take over in 2020.
News broke on Wednesday that Globe Life Park, current home to the Texas Rangers, would be the home of a new professional sports franchise starting in 2020. The XFL 2020 reboot, owned by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment, will have 8 franchises when the league starts in 2020 with one of those franchises based in Dallas, or more specifically, Arlington.
The Dallas-based team will play it’s home games at Globe Life Park once the Texas Rangers have moved to the adjacent, retractable-roof ballpark, Globe Life Field. The Rangers are set to open their 2020 season in Globe Life Field which is being constructed next to the current Globe Life Park and the new Texas Live venue.
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Globe Life Park will be the second smallest stadium used in the XFL in 2020 with only 25,000 seats once remodeling is done. The smallest stadium is going to be Audi Field in Washington, D.C. that currently houses MLS franchise, D.C. United. Globe Life Park is the only baseball stadium to be commandeered by the newest professional football league.
Globe Life Park has been the home of the Texas Rangers since 1994 as a replacement for the old, Arlington Stadium. Originally named, The Ballpark in Arlington, the field has gone by a few names in its time. It currently has a capacity of 48,114 but some remodeling and reshaping will be needed to turn it into a football-oriented stadium.
The currently under construction, Globe Life Field is set to house 40,000 fans and offers a retractable roof, a selling point long been discussed for the Texas-based franchise.