Arlington City Council unanimously approves new Texas Rangers stadium

The Texas Rangers are one step closer to getting a brand new ballpark with a retractable roof.

During Tuesday night’s Arlington City Council meeting, members voted unanimously to enter into the public-private deal with the Rangers for a new stadium.

The city of Arlington would fund half the project by paying its portion with a half-cent sales tax voters approved for the Cowboys stadium. There would also be taxes on rental cars and hotel rooms.

Voters will still have to sign off. The city plans to put the issue before voters in November.

Rangers co-owner and co-chairman Ray Davis issued a statement saying: