HKS Architects is Set to Build a New Stadium for the Texas Rangers

 - Jan 9, 2017
References: nbcdfw & archdaily
Baseball is a big industry in Arlington, Texas, the hometown of the MLB's Texas Rangers, and HKS Architects' design for a new stadium reflects the sport's importance. As the crown jewel of a multipurpose sports and entertainment venue in downtown Arlington, the new stadium is set to include the most cutting edge technology and features available for sports stadiums.

One of the key aspects of HKS Architects' design will be a retractable roof. While many stadiums with retractable roofs employ the feature to keep out the cold and precipitation, the Texas Rangers' ballpark's roof does the opposite. Baseball is a summer sport, and summers in Texas are sweltering; the retractable roof will offer tens of thousands of fans some respite from the sun.