A Stadium’s Shelf Life

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sports Travel April 2017

The announcement by Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers that they would be leaving Globe Life Park, which opened in 1994, for a new stadium to be completed in 2021 right next door was met with predictable gasps of “but that ‘old’ stadium is still new.” The same cynical cries were heard when the Atlanta Braves announced that they would be moving from Turner Field, which opened in 1997, to a new stadium in Cobb County where they will begin play this season. The Rangers will have been in their current home for 27 years at the time of their move; the Braves had been in theirs for 20 years.

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