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  1. Think about it. Why spend money to repurpose Globe Life Park to host maybe 5 XFL games max when Globe Life Field (across the street) will also be able to host football games? And as if that’s not enough football hosting venues, AT&T Stadium is in the next parking lot. I know Texas loves it’s football but that sounds extremely foolish. IMO, since Globe Life Field won’t be ready in time for kickoff to the XFL season, Globe Life Park is likely a temporary home for the XFL until next season. Then the Rangers will repurpose Globe Life Park into a mixed use development, team HOF and preserve the baseball field & office building. That would make much more sense.
  2. Well since you’re a local news reporter, maybe you can get the scoop by asking the team why they even have renders of Globe Life Field in a football setup as part of their marketing material?
  3. Thats what they’ve said for the inaugural season, which will be before the new park opens. But the Rangers are actively marketing the new park for the XFL, including renderings of the place in football setup.
  4. Like the XFL. The Rangers are marketing the new ballpark as a future home. In the below tweet is a render of Globe Life Field in a football setup. Guess that means they’ll have artificial turf.
  5. The point was it certainly wasn’t impossible to construct a retractable roof park, even Camden style. It could’ve happened and probably just depended on what the Rangers design requirements and budget were at that time. For whatever reason, they opted for an outdoor ballpark and ignored the climate concerns at that time, a mistake Arlington taxpayers will be paying for dearly now. If if we want to go back further, here’s a 1986 proposal for a retractable roof ballpark for the White Sox.
  6. Safeco & Minute Maid we’re both designed just 2 years later, opened 5 years later. It could’ve happened in 1994.
  7. Crew announcement to usher in a new era tomorrow (along with sale to Haslem). Guessing we’ll see a modified badge then.
  8. Should’ve been able to figure it out then. The other Texas baseball team (Astros) have been playing indoors since 1965 and just extended their lease at Minute Maid Park through 2050. Not a bad deal for a $250 million retractable roof park with a skyline view compared to the Rangers $1.2 billion correction of their past mistake (that might not even have grass). BTW, not a fan of the Jerry World style field suites Globe Life Field will have surrounding the entire infield, along with the premium seats moat. Hope that doesn’t start a new trend...
  9. The Padres weren’t the only team that teased relocation to the DC/Northern Virginia market. The Astros were also close to moving here until a referendum barely squeaked by to build The Ballpark at Union Station (now Minute Maid Park) While the article states Washington Astros, it was rumored the team name Collins had chosen was the Virginia Fury. Also, didn’t see it on the list but another relocation that almost happened was the Giants to Tampa Bay in the early 90’s. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjr_Pj7ldffAhUDX60KHSYxBxYQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fnews%2Fdc-sports-bog%2Fwp%2F2017%2F11%2F02%2Fthe-washington-astros-relocating-to-d-c-was-on-the-table-in-1995%2F&psig=AOvVaw2CmhHSdf_FjsheSd7EERvP&ust=1546795919721667
  10. T-Mobile Park is a fitting name since the M’s have been phoning it in since 2004
  11. Full look at Rockets City Uniform. The Retro toothed Rocket logo with Chinese good luck cloud pattern on shorts is a nice touch.
  12. Chinese characters. Looks like the Yao branding lives on. But Wine & Gold for the Rockets City Uniforms? Was this part of a failed plan to lure Lebron?
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    City of Oakland & the Warriors might not be fans of this too... https://twitter.com/thachadwick/status/1032459648106983425?s=21
  14. https://www.chron.com/sports/rockets/article/Rockets-owner-Tilman-Fertitta-weighing-tweaks-to-12914313.php?ipid=hpctp