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Ameriquest Field in Arlington
|Ameriquest Field in Arlington|
|Opened||April 1, 1994|
|Owner||Arlington Sports Facilities Development Authority|
|Architects||David M. Schwarz Architectural Services|
|The Ballpark in Arlington||1994-May 2004|
|Left Field Line||332 ft (102 m)|
|Left Field jog||354 ft (108 m)|
|Left-Center||390 ft (119 m)|
|Deep L.C.||404 ft (123 m)|
|Center Field||400 ft (122 m)|
|Deep R.C.||407 ft (124 m)|
|Right-Center||377 ft (115 m)|
|R.C. jog||381 ft (116 m)|
|Right Field jog||349 ft (106 m)|
|Right Field Line||325 ft (99 m)|
|Backstop||60 ft (18 m)|
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.
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.
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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