Rangers Unveil Globe Life Field Dimensions, New Uniforms as Players Enjoy First Batting Practice
By Office of Communication
Posted on December 04, 2019, December 04, 2019

The Texas Rangers today released details on the playing field information for the new Globe Life Field, which will open in March 2020.

Among the details announced were the field dimensions from home plate to the outfield locations. The distances have been designed to honor the five Rangers whose numbers have been retired by the club. In addition, the distances in the left field and right field power alleys will recognize two early seasons in Rangers’ history.

Globe Life Field dimensions:

  • Left Field Line: 329 feet (Adrian Beltre’s #29)
  • Left Field Power Alley: 372 feet (Rangers’ first year in Arlington--1972)
  • Center Field (straightaway): 407 feet (Ivan Rodriguez’ #7)
  • Deepest Distance of Park (both left and right of straightaway CF): 410 feet (Michael Young’s #10)
  • Right Field Power Alley: 374 (The Turnaround Gang, 57 to 84 wins--1974)
  • Right Field Line: 326 feet (Johnny Oates’ #26)

In addition, there will be a distance marker in left field at 334 feet from home plate to recognize Nolan Ryan’s #34. The distance from home plate straight back to the wall of the Field Suites is 42 feet, which honors Jackie Robinson’s #42.

The outfield walls will be eight feet in height from the left field foul pole to the right field foul pole. The batter’s eye structure in centerfield will be 120 feet in length and 40 feet high.

The Rangers’ bullpen will be situated in right field with the visiting bullpen in left field. Texas’ dugout will be on the first base side, and the visiting team will utilize the third base dugout. The playing field orientation (line from home plate to pitcher’s mound to second base) at Globe Life Field will run East Northeast as opposed to East Southeast at both Arlington Stadium and Globe Life Park.

With Globe Life Field’s retractable roof closed, the distance from home plate to the bottom of the roof truss is 193’, 10”, and the distance from second base to the bottom of the roof truss is 210’, 6”. The bottom of the right field video board, which measures 58 feet high and 150 feet long, will be 131”. 4” from the warning track.

Work on the playing field is expected to begin later this month, but a few players are already taking batting practice. 

Willie Calhoun, Shin-Soo Choo, Delino DeShields, Joey Gallo and Jose Trevino all stopped by the field Wednesday to play catch and hit a few balls. 

After showcasing the progress at Globe Life Field, the team unveiled new uniforms for the 2020 season. Each look includes a special patch, marking the inaugural season at the new ballpark. The team also added new colors to the uniform rotation including red and the return of baby blue. This is the first uniform update since 2014.  

The Rangers' first regular-season game at the new Globe Life Field is March 31, 2020 against the Los Angeles Angels. 

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