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Kinda ridiculous how their reserve team will play in a better location (at least from what DFW SSC forum members says) than the parent team.
 

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Kinda ridiculous how their reserve team will play in a better location (at least from what DFW SSC forum members says) than the parent team.
I agree. At least Arlington is becoming a sports/entertainment hub of sorts. There's literally nothing in Frisco besides tract houses and cougars with blowouts driving Range Rovers.

There is no doubt FC Dallas would see an uptick in attendance if they moved down to Arlington, which is a much more central location in the DFW Metroplex.
 

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If FC Dallas didn't do that kinda unnecessary Soccer Hall of Fame addition in Frisco, these optics would certainly look like the Hunts moving them there in the near future.
 
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If FC Dallas didn't do that kinda unnecessary Soccer Hall of Fame addition in Frisco, these optics would certainly look like the Hunts moving them there in the near future.
Who knows what their future holds, but I don't think the HoF is some major impediment to moving as people make out. It can be replaced easily somewhere else.
 

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One has to wonder if FC Dallas management is sending out a test balloon to see the practicalities of hosting soccer matches in Arlington, perhaps with the long term potential of renovating Globe Life specifically for soccer/football or building a new SSS there.

It wouldn't be far fetched if the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew moves were the beginning of a trend that sees clubs moving away from suburban MLS 2.0 stadiums. FC Dallas could still maintain the club's training facility in Frisco, it would just be about negotiating an exit in the lease, similar to Chicago. Not to mention their USL affiliate could still play there to help offset some of the losses associated with the MLS team moving away.

It would honestly make sense, being so close to the Texas Live development would give soccer fans many more options to escape the heat during those sticky Texas summer days in comparison to trucking up to Frisco.
 

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Who knows what their future holds, but I don't think the HoF is some major impediment to moving as people make out. It can be replaced easily somewhere else.
That whole thing and the south end of the stadium renovation cost $55 million and FC Dallas extended their lease until 2037 with Frisco with that development. Doesn't really scream the Hunts are looking for a better location for a stadium in DFW. And they're one of the more frugal spending owners in MLS anyways.
 
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That whole thing and the south end of the stadium renovation cost $55 million and FC Dallas extended their lease until 2037 with Frisco with that development. Doesn't really scream the Hunts are looking for a better location for a stadium in DFW. And they're one of the more frugal spending owners in MLS anyways.
Maybe not, but a very similar thing just happened in Chicago which would have been unfathomable only a year ago (breaking a long lease and having to pay over $60m to do so).

What's more, the HoF may even be part of whatever legacy remains for Frisco (community park + HoF).

I just dont think we can rule anything out now that Chicago has happened.
 

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I see they are doing what Georgia State has done with former Turner Field.

Hope they get rid of unused part of the park though.
 

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Reconfiguration of North Texas SC’s New Home Begins this Week

ARLINGTON, Texas – Two days before North Texas SC takes to the field in the 2019 USL League One Final at Toyota Stadium, details and renderings were released providing a glimpse of what life will like when the club moves into Globe Life Park in Arlington next season.

The reconfiguration from a baseball stadium to a multi-purpose facility begins this week, with NTSC set to share its new home – which was the home of the Texas Rangers for 26 seasons from 1994-2019 – with the XFL’s Dallas Renegades of the new XFL starting next spring.

Among the changes that will be made during Globe Life Park in Arlington’s repurposing:

THE NEW FIELD: The football field and soccer pitch will be built to run north and south along what was previously the first base/right field side of the park. The third base dugout and the lower 18 rows of the third base seating bowl (approximately 6,000 total seats) will be removed to accommodate the north end of the field. The south end zone of the field will begin approximately 50 feet out from the front row of the Home Run Porch in order to improve sightlines on the south side.

The first base dugout will remain with the tunnel to be used for access to the home locker rooms. A tunnel will be constructed in the north end zone for access to the visiting and officials locker rooms.

FIELD SURFACE: The playing surface will be a synthetic grass field provided by Shaw Sports Turf with installation completed by Paragon Sports Constructors. The Rangers are also utilizing a state-of the art synthetic grass field in the new Globe Life Field. The permanent field surface will be unmarked to allow for seamless field conversion. The appropriate field lines will be added for each event.

ADDITIONAL SEATING: While the current first base bowl will provide the majority of the seating on the west side of the field, a permanent seating structure will be constructed on the field’s east side in the area that was previously left field, the visiting bullpen, and the left field reserved seating area. Approximately 4,000 seats will be added below the left field club level. The new configuration will provide access to restrooms and concessions on Vandergriff Plaza.

OTHER SEATING BOWL RENOVATIONS: A television booth as well as home and visiting coaches’ booths will be constructed in the lower suite level at the mid-field location. The current press box will be utilized to accommodate all other media, broadcasting, and scoreboard operations for football and soccer events. Bench seating to accommodate bands attending football events will be installed in the current bowl down the left field and right field lines.

LOCKER ROOMS: The Texas Rangers clubhouse on the first base side will be renovated to accommodate the Dallas Renegades. This will include the addition of lockers to accommodate approximately 60 players in the main dressing area. Head coach Bob Stoops and the Renegades football staff will office in this location as well. The current visiting clubhouse on the third base side will be the visiting football locker room with lockers being added to this area.

In addition, two new auxiliary locker rooms are being built in the area that previously housed the Rangers’ and visiting batting cages. Each locker room will accommodate up to 80 players and will have coaches’ offices and shower facilities. This will allow for the hosting of multiple events and teams on the same day.

SBL Architecture of Arlington, which has its offices at Globe Life Park and has been involved in many of the facility’s renovations over the years, designed the reconfiguration of the park. The project’s general contractor is Manhattan Construction, which built The Ballpark in Arlington in the early 1990’s and is currently constructing the new Globe Life Field.

The Globe Life Park in Arlington reconfiguration begins this week with the removal of the baseball playing field and seats in the right field corner, along the third base line, in the left field corner, and in the left field reserved areas. In addition, the modules on the upper left field video board have been removed as these will be utilized for the out-of-town scoreboard located in centerfield in the new Globe Life Field. Work on Globe Life Park is expected to be complete by early 2020. The Renegades season begins in early February with North Texas Soccer Club starting its schedule in March.
https://www.uslleagueone.com/news_article/show/1057663



 

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Reconfiguration of North Texas SC’s New Home Begins this Week

ARLINGTON, Texas – Two days before North Texas SC takes to the field in the 2019 USL League One Final at Toyota Stadium, details and renderings were released providing a glimpse of what life will like when the club moves into Globe Life Park in Arlington next season.

The reconfiguration from a baseball stadium to a multi-purpose facility begins this week, with NTSC set to share its new home – which was the home of the Texas Rangers for 26 seasons from 1994-2019 – with the XFL’s Dallas Renegades of the new XFL starting next spring.

Among the changes that will be made during Globe Life Park in Arlington’s repurposing:

THE NEW FIELD: The football field and soccer pitch will be built to run north and south along what was previously the first base/right field side of the park. The third base dugout and the lower 18 rows of the third base seating bowl (approximately 6,000 total seats) will be removed to accommodate the north end of the field. The south end zone of the field will begin approximately 50 feet out from the front row of the Home Run Porch in order to improve sightlines on the south side.

The first base dugout will remain with the tunnel to be used for access to the home locker rooms. A tunnel will be constructed in the north end zone for access to the visiting and officials locker rooms.

FIELD SURFACE: The playing surface will be a synthetic grass field provided by Shaw Sports Turf with installation completed by Paragon Sports Constructors. The Rangers are also utilizing a state-of the art synthetic grass field in the new Globe Life Field. The permanent field surface will be unmarked to allow for seamless field conversion. The appropriate field lines will be added for each event.

ADDITIONAL SEATING: While the current first base bowl will provide the majority of the seating on the west side of the field, a permanent seating structure will be constructed on the field’s east side in the area that was previously left field, the visiting bullpen, and the left field reserved seating area. Approximately 4,000 seats will be added below the left field club level. The new configuration will provide access to restrooms and concessions on Vandergriff Plaza.

OTHER SEATING BOWL RENOVATIONS: A television booth as well as home and visiting coaches’ booths will be constructed in the lower suite level at the mid-field location. The current press box will be utilized to accommodate all other media, broadcasting, and scoreboard operations for football and soccer events. Bench seating to accommodate bands attending football events will be installed in the current bowl down the left field and right field lines.

LOCKER ROOMS: The Texas Rangers clubhouse on the first base side will be renovated to accommodate the Dallas Renegades. This will include the addition of lockers to accommodate approximately 60 players in the main dressing area. Head coach Bob Stoops and the Renegades football staff will office in this location as well. The current visiting clubhouse on the third base side will be the visiting football locker room with lockers being added to this area.

In addition, two new auxiliary locker rooms are being built in the area that previously housed the Rangers’ and visiting batting cages. Each locker room will accommodate up to 80 players and will have coaches’ offices and shower facilities. This will allow for the hosting of multiple events and teams on the same day.

SBL Architecture of Arlington, which has its offices at Globe Life Park and has been involved in many of the facility’s renovations over the years, designed the reconfiguration of the park. The project’s general contractor is Manhattan Construction, which built The Ballpark in Arlington in the early 1990’s and is currently constructing the new Globe Life Field.

The Globe Life Park in Arlington reconfiguration begins this week with the removal of the baseball playing field and seats in the right field corner, along the third base line, in the left field corner, and in the left field reserved areas. In addition, the modules on the upper left field video board have been removed as these will be utilized for the out-of-town scoreboard located in centerfield in the new Globe Life Field. Work on Globe Life Park is expected to be complete by early 2020. The Renegades season begins in early February with North Texas Soccer Club starting its schedule in March.
https://www.uslleagueone.com/news_article/show/1057663



Just glad this beautiful stadium is not being demolished but repurposed for additional sports.
 

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If the team does well I bet the fix the flaws, but looks like it might sit 10k or so more so I doubt they fill it up enough to worry
 

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What a terrible proposal :bash:

A huge number of seats will have obstructed views of one or both goals, including the entire North end which I'm sure will be unable to see the near goal.
Keep in mind, the soccer set-up is for a minor league team, so not only will most of those obstructed view seats not be used in the first place, many of the the seats not obstructed won't even be necessary.
 

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