Manhattan Construction Company to Build New Multi-Purpose Ballpark for Texas Rangers
ARLINGTON, TX Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company has been selected as construction manager for the new multi-purpose ballpark for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club in Arlington, Texas. The groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday afternoon, officially kicking off construction of Globe Life Field.
The new 42,000-seat major league ballpark is a public-private partnership between the Texas Rangers and the city of Arlington, Texas. It will be a multi-use entertainment and sports facility with a retractable roof and other related infrastructure.
"There was great interest and competition for the General Contractor's role to build our new ballpark. However, at the end of the interviews and qualification process, one firm stood out above the rest, and that was Manhattan Construction," said Rangers Executive Vice President of Business Operations Rob Matwick "We're fortunate to have a world class company like Manhattan in our own backyard. As a builder, Manhattan prides itself on its ability to lead these complex fast track projects, which result in some of the most iconic buildings in the world. We're thrilled to partner with the Manhattan team to deliver a new, state of the art ballpark in the City of Arlington for our fans and players."
Manhattan Construction Company first worked for the Rangers organization in 1994 when they built the Texas Rangers' current home, Globe Life Park in Arlington. For their work on that project, Manhattan received the Associated Builders and Contractors National Award of Excellence. Since that time, the company completed five renovation/upgrade projects on the ballpark, and built the ballpark's high-profile neighbor, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
The stadium is currently in design by HKS Architects. The first phase of construction began in August 2017 with the relocation of a sanitary sewer line, which is expected to take three to four months for completion.