The Texas Rangers baseball stadium is being converted into an entertainment center with 41,000 seats, a retractable roof, and a comprehensive building automation solution by Climatec.
Construction is in full swing at the site, where baseball games will be played in front of 41,000 spectators next year. The new stadium of the Texas Rangers is being built in Arlington city center, between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Globe Life Park, currently the home field of the Major League Baseball team, will be transformed into Globe Life Field with the addition of an entertainment complex containing restaurants, shops, and offices.
Parts of the stadium, which opened in 1994, will be retained in order to preserve the character of the building. Construction on the building began in 2017 and is scheduled for completion by the start of the 2020 season. The highlights of the new Global Life Field include a roof that opens and closes. An air conditioning system that will ensure comfortable temperatures on the playing field and in the seating areas during the hot summer months.
Climatec, a subsidiary of Bosch, implemented a comprehensive, energyefficient building automation solution for the new stadium that interconnects many individual components and the unique heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ( HVAC) system. The building management systems run together on a single platform for central monitoring and control of the stadium. They include lighting systems, people counters, energy dashboards, catering systems, and air quality control.
The fully integrated system enables highly efficient building management and operation. Working closely together with the owner and the project’s design and construction team, Climatec is developing a customized solution for the new Globe Life Field. The Climatec team is working on site, hand in hand with the customer, to meet the tight deadline before the grand opening in March 2020.