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Ameriquest Field in Arlington

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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 Stadium.

The stadium is home to the Major League Baseball team, the Texas Rangers, and the Legends of the Game Baseball Museum.

History

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.

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 US $75 million over 30 years.

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Ameriquest Field in Arlington
U.S. Air Force flyover of The Ballpark in Arlington.
Facility Statistics
LocationArlington, Texas
OpenedApril 1, 1994
SurfaceGrass
OwnerArlington Sports Facilities Development Authority
ArchitectsDavid M. Schwarz Architectural Services
HKS, Inc.
Former Name
The Ballpark in Arlington1994-May 2004
Tenants
Texas Rangers1994-present
Seating Capacity
199449,115
Posted Dimensions
Left Field Line332 ft (102 m)
Left Field jog354 ft (108 m)
Left-Center390 ft (119 m)
Deep L.C.404 ft (123 m)
Center Field400 ft (122 m)
Deep R.C.407 ft (124 m)
Right-Center377 ft (115 m)
R.C. jog381 ft (116 m)
Right Field jog349 ft (106 m)
Right Field Line325 ft (99 m)
Backstop60 ft (18 m)
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