The Texas Rangers will be getting a new retractable roof ballpark thanks to results of voting by Arlington residents.
In unofficial returns, with 132 of 137 precincts reporting, 60 percent of the voters approved a financial package that includes extending a sales tax and a hotel/motel tax to pay as much as $500 million towards a state-of-the-art facility next to the existing Globe Life Park, which opened in 1994.
The franchise is owned by energy industry businessmen Ray Davis and Bob Simpson. The Rangers remain one of only eight teams to never win a World Series.
Texas came within one strike of winning it all on two different occasions in Game Six of the 2011 World Series before eventually losing to the St. Louis Cardinals.