Rangers provide tour of new stadium to show progress
Manhattan Construction previously built both Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium
Less than six months after its groundbreaking, the new Globe Life Field is coming along well.
Wednesday morning, the Rangers hosted members of the local media to give them a tour of what has happened and what will happen in the near future. The most recent development was last week’s beginning of the pouring of concrete for the 725 structural columns which, when finished, will contain approximately 6,575 cubic yards of concrete.
The Rangers have completed the excavation of the ballpark site, and estimate that 97,000 total trucks loads of dirt were removed during that five month span. The construction is scheduled to be completed by the Fall of 2018.
The tour was directed by Rangers Vice President of Project Development Jack Hill, Manhattan Construction Company Vice President Wesley Weaver and Jim Cuddihee.
Hill, who was also joined on the tour by Rangers Vice President of Business Operations Rob Matwick, remarked that he was ecstatic with the progress.
"Everything is going as well as anticipated," Hill said. "We've had great weather and great participation in the local community. All of the workers are from this area, which is good, and they built two other stadiums in the immediate vicinity, so this is not their first rodeo, as we say."
Manhattan Construction previously built the current Globe Life Park (then called The Ballpark in Arlington) in 1994, and AT&T Stadium in 2009.
Approximately 1.3 million cubic yards of excavation material has already been removed from what had been Lot B of the former parking lot. In addition, about 75 miles of steel rod has already been set in place.
Globe Life Field is scheduled to open in March 2020, in time for Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season.