Ameriquest Field in Arlington is a baseball stadium located in
Arlington, Texas, located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. It was
known until May 2004 as The Ballpark in Arlington. It was
constructed as a replacement for nearby Arlington
M. Schwarz/Architectural Services,
HKS, Inc. (architect of record)
Field Line - 332 ft (102 m)
Left Field Jog - 354 ft (108 m)
Left-Center - 390 ft (119.0 m)
Deep Left-Center - 404 ft (123 m)
Center Field - 400 ft (122 m)
Deep Right-Center - 407 ft (124 m)
Right-Center - 377 ft (115 m)
Right-Center Jog - 381 ft (116 m)
Right Field Jog - 349 ft (106 m)
Right Field Line - 325 ft (99 m)
Backstop - 60 ft (18 m)
The stadium is home to the Major League Baseball team, the Texas
Rangers, and the Legends of the Game Baseball Museum.
Funding was approved for a new home for the Texas Rangers in 1991 by
the City of Arlington. Construction began on April 2, 1992 a short
distance away from Arlington Stadium, the ballpark it would replace, and
the new Ballpark in Arlington was opened on April 1, 1994 in an exhibition
contest between the Texas Rangers and the New York Mets. The first
official game was on April 11 against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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The Rangers chose to build a retro-style ballpark along the lines of Oriole
Park at Camden Yards and Jacobs
Field. However, unlike those stadiums (which were situated on
irregular plots of land in crowded downtown areas), Ameriquest Field was
built on one of the old Arlington Stadium parking lots. Thus, the
irregular dimensions are totally artificial.
This stadium was the site of the 1995 Major League Baseball All-Star
Game. It also hosted the first regular-season interleague game on June 12,
1997, when the Rangers played the San Francisco Giants.
On May 7, 2004, Rangers owner Tom Hicks announced that he had
negotiated a sale of the naming rights of the stadium to home mortgage
company Ameriquest. The contract was worth $75 million over 30 years.
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