Multiple sources within the Texas Rangers organization and the City of Arlington confirmed to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football this week that both stadiums owned by the baseball club would be available for use during the TXHSFB playoffs in 2020.
Globe Life Field, the new indoor baseball stadium which opens in March, has the ability to be configured to host football games with a capacity of well over 30,000 in a football set up.
Sources indicate the new ballpark will be available to host playoff games during the area playoffs and regional semifinals (Thanksgiving weekend).
The old stadium, Globe Life Park, has been fully converted to a football stadium with seating in the lower bowl for around 20,000. Globe Life Park hosted their first football game on Sunday as the XFL’s Dallas Renegades played their home opener in front of over 17,000 fans.
That facility will be open to hosting games in all rounds but bi-district and of course the state championship round. These two additional large facilities in the middle of the DFW area will likely serve as outstanding neutral site venues for schools of all classifications and will relieve some of the stress that we saw last year with smaller high school venues in DFW being forced to host large playoff games.
Also, don’t be surprised if we see AT&T Stadium still used for one round of the playoffs before the state title games; last year the venue hosted playoff games during the second and third round of the playoffs.
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