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Top Stories: Arlington, Texas Rangers Expected To Announce New Stadium

May 20, 2016

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Arlington city officials will hold a press conference this afternoon to announce what they call an “important economic development.”

Sources tell the Fort Worth Star-Telegram the announcement is a new stadium for the Texas Rangers.

The new ballpark would cost an estimated 900 million dollars and be split between the city and the Rangers once AT&T Stadium is paid off. Voter approval would be required to use tax dollars for the ballpark.

The Rangers’ lease with their current home, Globe Life Park, expires in 2024. The facility, which opened in 1994, is the 11th oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.

Other stories this morning:

  • A Dallas pastor last week wrote a viral blog post titled “Seven Things I’m Learning About Transgender Persons.” Mark Wingfield of Wilshire Baptist Church talked about his mission to learn about the transgender community in our Friday Conversation.
  • Today’s Bike to Work Day, considered one of the largest cycling events the U.S. Though North Texas cities aren’t known for bike friendliness, studies show more North Texans would like to ride more often.

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