ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers on Thursday held a groundbreaking ceremony for their $1.1 billion retractable-roof stadium that is scheduled to open in time for the 2020 season.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred joined Rangers ownership and city officials for the ceremony across the street from the current stadium, where the team has played since 1994.
Manfred said MLB was impressed with the community's commitment for the new stadium. He said the new Globe Life Field will be perfect for events like an All-Star Game or World Baseball Classic final.
The All-Star Game was played at the current stadium in 1995. The Rangers twice hosted World Series games (2010 and 2011).