A Diamond Starts to Take Shape Inside Rangers Ballpark Construction Pit

ARLINGTON — Rangers executive Rob Matwick recalled some valuable advice he received as he looked out over a deep pit of dirt surrounded by concrete that will someday host major league baseball games."I was told I wouldn't be comfortable until I walked out on the field the first day," the Rangers executive vice president of business operations said.Matwick and others led a tour Wednesday of the construction site of what will become Globe Life Field — a $1.1 billion, retractable-roof home for the Texas Rangers — in 2020.The excavation work that started in late summer should wrap up in the next two to four weeks or so. Other than a vague diamond-like outline that surrounds a pit that's hundreds of feet deep in places, the site doesn't look much like a stadium."But it's certainly exciting to watch it go up," Matwick said.A red crane roughly marks the spot where home plate will be in the ballpark that Arlington voters approved in November 2016. Texas Live, the $250 million mixed-used entertainment complex going up next to the new ballpark, is further along in construction.  Continue reading...

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