Fans try an catch a foul ball hit into the stands by Toronto Blue Jays' Justin Smoak during the second inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, May 15, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers will remain in Arlington through 2054 and work with the city on building a $1 billion retractable-roof stadium that would open in 2021.
Rangers owner Ray Davis joined Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams in Friday's announcement.
Davis says putting a roof on Globe Life Park, which opened in 1994, would be too expensive. He says a climate-controlled venue could attract more fans on hot, summer days. Davis says the Rangers, marking 45 years in Arlington, expect the new stadium to open in five years.
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Voters in November are expected to be asked to support the project by continuing existing sales taxes that are used to help pay for A&T Stadium, the next-door home of the Dallas Cowboys.
The city's commitment would be capped at $500 million.