Arlington city officials released a detailed timeline about the construction of a planned $1 billion ballpark for the Texas Rangers.
Voters in Arlington gave it a big thumbs up. Now, for the first time since the election, the city council will discuss the new $1 billion retractable roof stadium for the Texas Rangers.
City staff will brief council members on the project during their workshop scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday. Among the topics of discussion will be a preliminary timeline for the project — the most detailed timeline that's been revealed.
According to city staff reports, the Rangers plan to hire an architect by the end of this year so they can get into the heart of the design process by Spring 2017. Those designs will be finalized no later than Fall of 2017, which is when they hope to begin construction on the new ballpark on the south side of Randol Mill Road.
The goal is to open the new ballpark for the start of the 2020 season.
During the meeting, city leaders will also lay out the city's role in the development of the ballpark. The Rangers will take the lead on the project, but several top city officials will be part of a steering committee that will help oversee the project.
Meanwhile, the Rangers continue to ask people to visit their website and fill out an online survey to let them know what fans want to see in the new ballpark.