ARLINGTON (WBAP/KLIF)- The 2020 World Series will be held right here in North Texas. Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Globe
Life Field will host the National League Division, Championship Series and the 116th World Series.
Game One of the 2020 World Series is set to begin October 20th at the new home of the Texas Rangers.
All of the games will be part of a bubble designed to minimize exposure to COVID-19.
Globe Life Field, a brand new state of the art stadium with a retractable roof, opened this year.
Rob Mattwick Vice President of Rangers Business Operations says they’re working with state and local health officials about possibly bringing fans into the stadium. “At this stage we’ve run a lot of model scenarios to see what they might look like..hopefully we will land on a consensus soon that will allow us to bring fans for at least some rounds of the post season,” said Mattwick.
Mattwick said they’re also getting operational tips from Cowboys staff because they will host fans at the AT&t Stadium this Sunday.
“We built a fantastic building and this is an opportunity for us to show it to more people, hopefully fans, but if not the eyes of the nation and the world will be on Arlington and Globe Life Field for the 116th World Series,” said Mattwick. “That in itself is a great compliment to our organization,” he said.
Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams said Globe Life Field and Arlington’s entertainment district has a lot to offer fans.
“When you think about all of the different jobs that will be needed to put on this event with or without fans…it’s very symbolic of our country getting back on it’s feet,” said Williams.
Other games will be played at Houston’s Minute Maid Park, San Diego’s PetCo Park and Los Angeles’ Dodgers Stadium.
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