USL League One’s North Texas SC will stage home matches at Globe Life Park beginning in 2020, making the club one of the facility’s post-Texas Rangers tenants.
First opening in 1994 as The Ballpark in Arlington, Globe Life Park was home to the Rangers through the 2019 Major League Baseball season. The Rangers will move into a new retractable-roof ballpark in 2020 that is being built across the street from Globe Life Park, but their former home will remain active for other events.
That slate will include North Texas SC, as the club will call Globe Life Park home for the next three seasons.
“We’re proud to bring our exciting brand of soccer to Arlington and Tarrant County,” said FC Dallas President Dan Hunt. “We’re also looking to forward to doing more than simply play at Globe Life Park. We’re committed to being active partners in Arlington’s robust sports community.”
North Texas Soccer Club will continue to practice at Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco but will move some of its business operations to Arlington. The Club will also produce and support community initiatives in Arlington and the surrounding communities.
“Sports and entertainment are in Arlington’s DNA and we’re excited about the addition of the North Texas Soccer Club to Arlington’s world-class Entertainment District,” said Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams. “We’re thrilled about the future of Globe Life Park and the momentum that continues to build around the repurposing of this iconic venue.”
“We are excited to add North Texas Soccer Club and professional soccer to Globe Life Park as another anchor tenant in the Arlington Entertainment District,” said Texas Rangers Senior Vice President of Operations and Events Sean Decker. “FC Dallas and North Texas SC have been tremendous regional partners for years and we are thrilled to have them here, and to build soccer in Arlington and Tarrant County.”
North Texas SC will not be the only professional sports team to use Globe Life Park in 2020. Also on tap are football home games for the XFL’s Dallas Renegades, who will begin play early next year. Sister site Ballpark Digest recently took an extensive look at the history of Globe Life Park.