UPDATE one person commented on this post ...”Where did this erroneous information come from? We NEVER heard that the Rangers would leave if they didn’t get an air conditioned stadium. This is to have more seating and air conditioning for EVERYONE’s comfort. The Texas heat can be unbearable at times!!!”
Who told you there would be more seating? It is actually less and the new stadium will only bring in about 1,000 more people per game if you look at the Miami experience that cost the mayor his job. That is good to hear that you NEVER heard that the Rangers would leave if they didn’t get an air conditioned stadium. We even have a video of the mayor admitting Rangers never said that, however on the city’s press release video back in May the mayor is sitting at the table and announced “The Texas Rangers have chosen to stay in Arlington Texas”. To me the number of seats is a nonissue as the nosebleed was never full anyway and the average attendance over the last 21 years is about 33,000 per game. But please read this to see my math on those extra 1,000 seats how uneconomical it would be…baseball is intended to be outside…
Two things about what Ranger employees must be thinking about with the Nov 8 Proposition 1 now secured on the ballot:
- Gee working in the A/C by the year 2021 would be nice, and or
- Is my job really at risk if the Rangers leave Arlington because they want A/C?
Here is a cell phone print screen of an email directing the communications for Ranger employees to pick up tee shirts, where to meet, not to speak etc….
Last night WFAA covered the unanimous vote to put this (bad deal) Proposition 1 on the ballot in November, it was reported that the proponents far outnumbered the opponents at the meeting….seeing this email shows how active the PAC? must be in communicating their propaganda ridden message that in order to “Keep the Rangers” we have to vote YES.
In WFAA’s coverage, they also showed our mayor in raw video footage admitting that the Rangers have not officially said they would leave if we don’t give them $500 million of Arlington funding.