Globe Life Field Turns New Page for Texas Rangers

10 July 2020
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An instant stunner, the billion-dollar retractable-roof stadium in Arlington includes breakthrough climate control, sports lighting, and electronics. Featured in the 2nd quarter 2020 issue of PanStadia & Arena Management, Globe Life Field is set to become a destination for sports and entertainment. View the full article.


Project managers Jeff Jansing and Shruti Sharma lend insight to Walter P Moore’s role as the structural engineer.

“One of my primary responsibilities included interfacing with the HKS Architects’ Project Manager, Greg Whittemore, and the Ranger’s on-site liaison, Jack Hill, to understand the desired vision and goals for the overall project. Internally, my primary function was to keep the structural engineering teams for both the roof and bowl to remain aligned throughout the aggressive project design and construction schedule,” says Jansing.

“I also collaborated closely with Shruti Sharma, our bowl Project Manager, to offer insight and provide resources to ensure that all project objectives were met. As the roof Project Manager, I also provided ongoing guidance and insight into the design process and directed theday-to-day efforts of the roof designteam. I collaborated directly with the roof design team and architect to ensure that architectural features and materials were properly integrated into the overall roof design, resulting in a new model for sports venue single-panel retractable roofs.”

As the bowl Project Manager, Sharma noted for PS&AM: “I led all aspects of structural engineering such as conceptualising the design solution, comparative analysis of structural systems, pricing the schematic design options, parametric modelling of structure, detailing the connections, outlining staged construction analysis and coordinating with architecture as well as other disciplines. 

“I also spearheaded the integration of structural systems with the unique architectural design features such as multi-story, cantilevered trusses supporting the bowl; 100-ft-tall arches lining up the 1,000-ft wide north entrance; balcony seating between the
arches; sloped framing defining the two360-degree concourses; the structural back-up for the Daktronics scoreboards that appear to float above the concourse; and the Texas porches that welcome the fans into the ballpark.”


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