Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
The Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (known in the past like The Ballpark in Arlington and Ameriquest Field in Arlington , called The Ballpark , The Temple ) is a stage of Baseball located at Arlington in the suburbs of Dallas to the Texas.
Since 1994, its tenants are the Rangers of Texas, a frankness from Baseball evolving/moving in major Ligue of baseball and which played formerly Arlington Stadium. Its capacity is of 49.115 places including 120 continuations of luxury.
HistoryOpened in 1994, the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is a stage of Base-ball comprising a mixture of old man and modern. The Rangers of Texas started to wish a new stage towards the end of the year 1980. The October 24th 1990, an agreement between the Rangers of Texas and the town of Arlington was concluded for its construction. Built with Juste 400 meters of the Arlington Stadium (demolished in 1994), the old stage of the Rangers of Texas, work began the April 24th 1992. It took only 23 month so that the stage is accomplished and its originators were the firms David Mr. Schwarz Architectural Services (based with Washington, cd.) and HKS, Inc. (based with Dallas). Its cost of construction is estimated at $191 million USD, of which 71% of public finance are $135 million USD and 29% of private financing with the $56 million USD remaining paid by the owners of the Rangers. It is the September 28th 1993 which the name of the building is revealed, it was named The Ballpark in Arlington . The stage was inaugurated the April 1st 1994 at the time of a match of official reception between the Rangers of Texas and the New York Mets. In beginning called The Ballpark in Arlington , the Rangers of Texas played their first match of season at the stage the April 11th 1994 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Of 1994 at May 2004, the ground bore the name of The Ballpark in Arlington . But the May 7th 2004, Tom Hicks, the owner of the frankness from the Rangers of Texas announced to have negotiated the rights of name of the stage with Ameriquest Mortgage Company which bought them $75 million USD for 30 years, giving its name running, Ameriquest Field in Arlington . As an element of this contract, Ameriquest placed a large bell (the Ameriquest Bell , in the form of the logo of Ameriquest) in the stage, which sounds at the time of the home runs and the beginnings of match. This bell replaced what was Section 201, reducing the capacity slightly.
In 1995, the Match of stars of the major League of baseball 1995 take place in this enclosure. It also accommodated the first Interleague play in MLB the June 12th 1997, when the Rangers of Texas played against the San Francisco Giants.
The July 28th 2006, the Rangers played their 1.000e matches in the stage. Articles of the The Dallas Morning News started to suggest that the stage would have been better by having a dome or a retractable roof, this due to the heat of the Texas (just like the Minute Maid Park of the Astros of Houston).
DescriptionThe Rangers chose to build a stage of pre-1940s style such as the Oriole Park At Camden Yards of Baltimore and the Jacobs Field of Cleveland. However, the Ameriquest Field in Arlington was built on one of the old carparks of the Arlington Stadium in suburbs contrary at these stages which were built in the downtown area crammed. Outside inside much of ideas coming from the other last stages of Base-ball were employed in the Ameriquest Field . It resembles the Ebbets Field with its frontage out of red bricks and its vaults. Once inside the stage, Walk off Famed containing the information and the list of the players of all the teams of the Rangers surrounds the whole stage. The Ameriquest Field is the only stage of built Base-ball retro which is locked up with more than 48.000 seats and a complex of offices of four stages. " bleachers" of the old man Arlington Stadium surround the out-field on a grassy slope in the centerfield. The Ameriquest Field has many modern devices including/understanding 120 continuations of luxury divided into two lines, with each continuation called according to the name of an All-Star player of MLB. The principal video giant screen is located above the porch of homerun in the right field. Many approvals can be found at the stage including/understanding Legends Museum which contains the memorable events of the Base-ball coming from Baseball Hall off Famed and of Coca-Cola Sports Park. Located in the heart of the Texas, the heat of the summer is often a fact with the matches of Rangers.
- Match of stars of the major League of baseball 1995, July 11th, 1995
- Interleague play, June 12th, 1997
- Left Field Line - 332 feet (102 meters)
- Left Field Jog - 354 ft (108 m)
- Left-Center - 390 ft (119.0 m)
- Deep Left-Center - 404 ft (123 m)
- Center Field - 400 ft (122 m)
- Deep Right-Center - 407 ft (124 m)
- Right-Center - 377 ft (115 m)
- Right-Center Jog - 381 ft (116 m)
- Right Field Jog - 349 ft (106 m)
- Right Field Line - 325 ft (99 m)
- Backstop - 60 ft (18 m)
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