MLB’s 2020 sched­ule says Rangers’ opener in new home will be March 31

Star-Telegram - - Front Page - BY JEFF WIL­SON jwil­[email protected]­gram.com

The first reg­u­lar-sea­son game at Globe Life Field is sched­uled for March 31 when the Texas Rangers play the Los An­ge­les An­gels, ac­cord­ing to the 2020 MLB sched­ule that was re­leased Mon­day morning.

The Rangers will open the 2020 sea­son March 26 at Seat­tle, play­ing four games against the Mariners be­fore re­turn­ing to Ar­ling­ton for the home opener. The Rangers last opened on the road in 2015 at Oak­land.

Game times for the 2020 sea­son will be an­nounced at a later date.

The sea­son opener is the ear­li­est in club his­tory by two days, eclips­ing the 2019 opener against the Chicago Cubs.

The $1.1 bil­lion Globe Life Field is 70% com­plete, and March 1 is the tar­get date for com­ple­tion. The Rangers will play their first game there March 23 in an ex­hi­bi­tion against the St. Louis Car­di­nals.

Among the other high­lights on the sched­ule are a dif­fi­cult early-sea­son home­s­tand against the Hous­ton Astros (April 10-12) and New York Yankees (April 13-15); a four-game home se­ries against the Bos­ton Red Sox on May 14-17; and a re­turn to Ar

ling­ton by for­mer man­ager Ron Wash­ing­ton as the At­lanta Braves visit for three games June 29 through July 1.

There is also a very good chance for snow on the Rangers’ sched­ule as they head to Colorado for two games April 7-8.

In ad­di­tion to the Braves and Rock­ies, the Rangers will play the other four teams in the Na­tional League East in in­ter­league games.

The Rangers will fin­ish the 2020 sea­son at home with three games apiece against the A’s and Mariners on Sept. 22-27.

Texas Rangers photo

Con­struc­tion of Globe Life Field is about 70% com­plete, ac­cord­ing to the Texas Rangers.

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