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$1.1B TX Ballpark Two-Thirds Complete

Monday, June 24, 2019

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The new home of Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers is reportedly two-thirds complete, according to officials, with the first section of the retractable roof expected to be lifted into place this week.

The Project

In October 2018, excavation began for the $1.1 billion, 13-acre, 1.7-million-square-foot Globe Life Field (set to take the place of Globe Life Park).

Architects from HKS Inc. took on the design, creating a retractable roof, which was reportedly one of the main reasons for a new venue in the first place.

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The new home of Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers is reportedly two-thirds complete, according to officials, with the first section of the retractable roof expected to be lifted into place this week.

General contractor Manhattan Construction Co. and landscape architect SWA Group are working together, making sure the project features an asymmetrical design with deep overhangs, giving the impression of an outdoor facility.

Early plans for the field also indicated that materials would be used in the architecture that are unique to Texas. These in-state products would reflect in the use of limestone and brick for various arches seen in the design.

Along that vein, team officials named Acme Brick (Fort Worth, Texas) the official brick of the Texas Rangers and Globe Life Field. Providing about 1 million bricks in 1994’s Globe Life Park called “Ranger Red,” the company will be providing even more this time around, tweaking the name to “Champion Red.”

Other Texas-based companies providing materials include: Irwin Steel, of Justin; Mezger Enterprises, of Lampassas; Enterprise Precast Concrete, of Coriscana; and Oldcastle Building Envelope, of Alba.

But, given the name, “Global Life Field,” architect Bryan Trubey, executive vice president, director of sports and entertainment for the Dallas-based HKS, said he wanted to expand beyond Texas production.

In October 2018, excavation began for the $1.1 billion, 13-acre, 1.7-million-square-foot Globe Life Field (set to take the place of Globe Life Park).

For that reason, granite for the stadium will be coming from Minnesota, metal panels are being manufactured in Arkansas, insulated translucent panels are being shipped from Illinois and the three-layer ETFE is coming all the way from Germany.

Current Status

According to reports, the first piece of the 3.3 million-pound, 5.5-acre roof will be lifted onto the northwest portion this week. The roof will be divided into three pieces and will use 19,000 tons of steel. This portion of the project is expected to be complete at the end of this year.

CBS also reported on other site updates including:

  • About 115,000 cubic yards of concrete has been poured and the precast seating for the lower concourse is 60% complete;
  • Drywall is 60% complete;
  • Glass installation in the suite areas is 80% complete;
  • Exterior glass installation is complete on the park’s south side;
  • Brick installation began last week;
  • Limestone and granite installation has also begun; and
  • Bowl steel was completed in mid-February, using a total of 16,000 tons of steel.

Construction recently hit the 3 million man-hour mark, with 3.16 million hours so far and approximately 1,300 workers on-site daily.

The 40,000-seat park is still set to open in March 2020.

   

Tagged categories: Good Technical Practice; NA; North America; Ongoing projects; Roofing contractors; Stadiums/Sports Facilities

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