First steel column erected at Rangers' new ballpark

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The first structural steel column was put into place Friday at the Texas Rangers’ future home in Arlington.

Players and officials with the baseball team joined representatives from the Manhattan Construction Company at Globe Life Field to commemorate the milestone. The first steel column was erected in what will be the Rangers’ executive offices at the new ballpark. Once that area is done, the work will move to the seating bowl.

The milestone comes eight months after construction started on the new, retractable roof park. More than 35,000 tons of steel will be used to build the 40,000 seat stadium.

Globe Life Field is expected to open in March 2020, just in time for baseball season.