SunTrust Closes $600M in Financing for Texas Rangers Ballpark
The Texas Rangers expect to open Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas by the 2020 baseball season.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS — SunTrust Banks Inc. has closed $600 million in financing for the Texas Rangers to fund the team’s share of construction costs for its new ballpark, known as Globe Life Field. Set to open for the 2020 season, the stadium will feature a retractable roof and typical ballpark amenities. The professional baseball team is building Globe Life Field in a public/private partnership with the City of Arlington. The Rangers transaction was a partnership between several of SunTrust’s business units, including the Southwest Corporate Banking office of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH); the SunTrust Sports and Entertainment Group, which raises capital and provides financing to professional sports franchises; and the STRH Leveraged Finance Group. MUFG and US Bank served as lead arrangers of the Rangers loan.