Last night Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported the city of Arlington will announce plans for a new retractable-roof Ballpark for the Texas Rangers. The Rangers current home, Globe Life Park, opened for the 1994 season. Despite the Rangers current lease, set to expire after the 2023 season, plans have the new Ballpark opening for the 2021 season. If built the retractable-roof Ballpark would alleviate the Rangers playing in the Texas heat throughout the Summer. Legend has it that Rangers’ players have wilted in the latter parts of the season despite the Rangers scheduling late afternoon and night games throughout June, July & August. I would be surprised if a new Ballpark is built, however the city of Arlington has reaped the benefits of nearby AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, paying off the debt of the Football Stadium 7 years early. I personally can not believe it’s going to happen, but Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and Rangers Co-Chairman Ron Davis this afternoon announced a new retractable-roof Ballpark will be built for the 2024 season to serve as the Rangers new home. The new Ballpark will be a part of a Texas Live Entertainment district analogous to the Ballpark Village recently completed in St. Louis.