Home Plate Update December 2018 - Page 5

Teflon. The center portion of the roof, more than 120,900 square feet, will be covered in the ETFE panels. "We told the Rangers we're going to try to make it as light and airy in the design as possible," Hutchings said. In all, roof construction is expected to take about a year to complete, Hill said. Soon, a 3,000-ton, 400-foot-tall crane – one of the largest in the The lightweight material will also be utilized along the concourses, helping to filter natural light throughout the levels of the ballpark. country – will be assembled on site to begin "When you go into the upper concourse and suite levels of the building, there are actually openings cut into the concourses so that light will translate all the way down into the main concourse," Matwick added. "We're trying to make it as transparent as we possibly can." the roof structure. Roof construction is a major focus of current construction at the ballpark site. Work on the roof trusses, the support system for the roof track, continues to progress daily, said Jack Hill, Rangers senior vice president of project development. lifting the nearly 19,000 tons of steel needed for "Typically, this operation will take somewhere between a year and 14 months, from beginning to end. There's a lot of work that has to take place to get that done," Hill said. This article includes excepts from an article, Globe Life Field Roof Design Announced, originally published on the Globe Life Field website. 5