The Texas Rangers will find themselves in a luxurious new home next month. But the newly-constructed Globe Life Field is leaving fans uneasy ahead of the 2020 MLB season over fears that they will be priced-out of enjoying games in the brand new facility.
Globe Life Field will open in March equipped with a retractable roof, air conditioning and plenty of high-end amenities for fans. A sparkling new venue often increases the overall ticket demand, and thus overall prices, for events. But in the case of Globe Life Field, fans will also be dealt with some 8,000 fewer seats than the Rangers’ previous home of Globe Life Park. The drastic drop-off in capacity has led many to believe Rangers ticket prices will skyrocket this season. However, team officials have acknowledged fan concerns and insist that Rangers games will remain affordable to attend.
“That could not be further from the truth,” Rangers executive VP Joe Januszewski told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about the rumored all-around, extreme price hikes. “Do we have really high-end premium offerings? Absolutely, and we’re bringing to bear the elements of the value to justify that to those who want that kind of experience.”
“But for those who just want to come out and eat a hot dog and have a soda and see top-flight baseball and be comfortable and not worry about getting heat stroke, guess what? You can do that and you can still bring a family of four out here and you can still do it for significantly less than $100,” he added.
The Rangers have already begun selling premium seating packages and their popular 20-game package. Single game tickets are slated to go on sale in early March, with the cheapest offering at Globe Life Field coming in at $9.
Country star Chris Stapleton will headline the stadium’s first concert on March 14, while the Rangers will first take the field March 23 for an exhibition game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Construction of Globe Life Field began in late 2017 and cost an estimated $1.2 billion. The venue also just revealed that Tickets.com has partnered with 3D Digital Venue to bring ‘3D View From Seat’ to Globe Life Field. Rangers fans will have the opportunity to use this 3D design technology when purchasing seats online.