The home of North Texas SC (USL League One) and the former home of the Texas Rangers will have a new name, Choctaw Stadium, as Choctaw Casinos & Resorts buys naming rights to the former Globe Life Park.
Originally opening in 1994 as The Ballpark in Arlington, Globe Life Park hosted the Rangers through the 2019 season. After Globe Life Field opened, the ballpark was converted to a multiuser facility featuring USL League One soccer, XFL/college/high-school football and concerts.
“The Rangers are thrilled to extend our great partnership with Choctaw for many years to come,” said Texas Rangers Chairman and Managing Partner Ray Davis. “Today’s naming rights announcement for Globe Life Park further extends Choctaw’s presence in the Arlington Entertainment District, which also includes Globe Life Field and Texas Live!
“Choctaw Stadium will be the home of numerous events in the days and months to come, including college and high school football, pro soccer, and Major League rugby.”
“Choctaw Casinos & Resorts is excited to expand our relationship with the Texas Rangers and be part of a stadium that has brought so much joy over the years to so many in North Texas,” stated Chief of the Choctaw Nation, Gary Batton. “We are proud to have our name on a field that continues to play an important role in the lives of North Texans and we look forward to sharing in the competition and enjoyment the stadium brings to the community.”
Owned and operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the third largest Indian Nation in the United States with close to 200,000 tribal members and 10,000 employees. Choctaw Casinos & Resorts feature a variety of gaming, hotel and resort properties throughout southeastern Oklahoma.