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Rangers Propose $10 Million Renovation For The Ballpark

Changes to the park could include an additional row of seats behind homeplate

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    NEWSLETTERS

    It looks like more renovations are coming to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

    The team has proposed $10 million to further gussy up the 18-year-old stadium between the end of the 2012 season and the beginning of the 2013 season, with an added row of seats behind homeplate and upgraded concessions being among the proposed improvements.

    The suddenly incredibly profitable Rangers would foot the bill for labor and construction costs. The team will likely pitch the plan to the City of Arlington, which owns the stadium on Tuesday, and, per ESPN Dallas, a final vote by the Arlington City Council could be held as early as October 16.

    Currently, the Ballpark holds a little over 49,000. If the measure passes, this would be the third year in a row in which work has been done to the Ballpark. Last year, center field was expanded to include a large children’s play area, the visitor’s bullpen was remodeled and the stadium’s concessions got a total overhaul.

    The year before, HD video boards were installed throughout the stadium.