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Arlington Stadium

Arlington Stadium
Facility Statistics
LocationArlington, Texas
Broke GroundApril 15, 1964
OpenedApril 23, 1965
ClosedOctober 3, 1993
Demolished1994
OwnerThe City of Arlington
Construction Cost$1.9 million USD
Architect
Former Names
Turnpike Stadium1965-1971
Tenants
Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs (AA baseball)1965-1972
Texas Rangers1972-1993
Seating Capacity
196510,500
197235,185
197941,097
199243,521
Dimensions
Left Field330 ft
Left-Center380 ft
Center Field400 ft
Right-Center380 ft
Right Field330 ft
Backstop60 ft

Arlington Stadium was a baseball stadium located in Arlington, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, Texas, located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. It served as the home for the Texas Rangers (MLB) from 1972 until 1993, when the team moved into The Ballpark in Arlington (now Ameriquest Field in Arlington).

History

Arlington Stadium, originally named "Turnpike Stadium," was designed to be a stadium for both the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth and was used as a minor-league ballpark for seven years. In 1972, the Washington Senators announced their intentions to move to Texas and the stadium underwent a rapid expansion and a name change to "Arlington Stadium."

The stadium soon began to show its age and the City of Arlington approved the construction of a new stadium for the Texas Rangers. Following the 1993 season, the Texas Rangers moved to the nearby Ballpark in Arlington and Arlington Stadium was demolished in 1994.

Arlington Stadium never saw a playoff game or an All-Star Game, but was host to several of Nolan Ryan's greatest moments, including his 5,000th strikeout and his seventh no-hitter.