Globe Life Field

  • Location: Arlington, TX
  • Architect: HKS
  • Client: W&W Steel

Project Highlights

  • Connection design for the rail trusses that support the retractable roof
  • 4,000 tons of steel for the rail trusses, out of a total 20,000 tons of steel
  • 240,000 SF retractable roof


This new 40,000-seat baseball stadium, home to Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers, provides a year-round climate-controlled environment thanks in part to its large retractable roof. MBJ provided connection design for the primary supporting trusses to the retractable roof which operates on a track system powered by 20 electric motors that open and close the roof. The roof system consists of Ethylene Tetraflouroethylene (ETFE), a plastic polymer related to Teflon to allow more natural light to enter the playing field. To help expediate project communications, MBJ maintained on-site representation during the critical schedule component of construction. Walter P. Moore was the structural engineer of record.