Rangers again making offseason ballpark changes

The Texas Rangers are making changes to Rangers Ballpark for the

third offseason in a row, this time adding an additional row of

seats behind home plate and increasing the size of the dugouts.

Team officials announced the $12 million project Tuesday.

Along the extra seats and dugout space, extensive renovations

will be made the private club and concessions areas behind home

plate. There will be a new retail store and new concession stands

on the main concourse.

Demolition work began last week, and the projects are scheduled

to be completed before the 2013 home opener April 5 against the Los

Angeles Angels. With the work done the last two offseason, the

Rangers have spent about $35 million on ballpark improvements and

upgrades.