Music - Sheep by Pink Floyd
Photographed in - June of 1994. The demolition had begun of Arlington Stadium. In these photos, you can see the stadium has already been stripped of seats and other items. Within a few months, the old park would be reduced to a vacant lot. By the way, they demolished Arlington Stadium the old fashioned way, with a wrecking ball and crane.
Arlington Stadium / Turnpike Stadium - Opened in 1965 and demolished in 1994. The site is now a parking lot. On the google map, Legends way runs right thru the center of where Arlington Stadium stood.
Known as Turnpike Stadium 1965 - 1971, Arlington Stadium 1972 - 1993.
Location: 1500 E. Copeland Road Arlington, Texas -- Bounded by Nolan Ryan Expressway and Road to six flags E.
The beginning of the end for Arlington Stadium. Hard to believe that 8 months prior to this photo being taken (June of 1994) there was professional baseball played here....
The Texas Rangers dugout, or whats left of it.
The white walled building towards the bottom of the photo is the old Rangers clubhouse.
The main entrance to the concourse. Part of the light standard is visible in the middle of the picture. June 94
The main entrance. You can see the Texas Rangers booth where they sold programs and media guides. June 94
The old meets the new. A view of the old park thru the archway at the then Ballpark in Arlington. June 1994
Inside the cleaned out Rangers clubhouse.
The training room and jacuzzi tub in the Rangers clubhouse.
The Rangers managers office.
The Rangers former equipment room.
This would have been the family room adjacent to the Rangers clubhouse.
The entrance to the Rangers clubhouse.
This would be the visitors clubhouse on the third base side of the park.
Part of the visitors clubhouse. The three chairs you see in this photo mysteriously ended up in my truck :) and are now at my house. June 94
The concourse out in the bleacher area. All the concession stands have been stripped. With the exception of the concession stand to the left. You will see on the counter, an electric concession stand sign. Somehow that sign ended up coming back to California with me, and is now in my garage. And YES the sign still works! June 94
The bleachers stripped and waiting for the wreckers ball. June 94
Broken seat backs litter the stands. There is no distinction of where the playing field was. June 94
What once was the visitors dugout.
A concession stand gutted. Location is behind home plate on the main concourse. June 94
Another shot of the main concourse. June 94
The team store abandoned and in disrepair. Waiting for the inevitable. June 94
The girders in back of the bleachers holding up the scoreboard. June 94
The tunnel leading from the box seats to the concourse under the stands. June 94
The visitors dugout again.
The Rangers bullpen dugout.
The concourse of the upper deck. Littered with broken chair backs and garbage. June 94
The ramp leading to the upper deck and concourse. June 94
You can see the layout of the playing field. Also, in back of the right field bleachers is the new Ballpark in Arlington. June 94
The swat team in Dallas used part of the upper deck for situation training. Here they blew a hole in the wall. June 94
Believe it or not, this was a luxury box. Now it's been stripped and waiting for the demolition to begin. June 94
The hallway that leads to the luxury boxes. June 94
The view from the press box. You can see how the glass is broken out. June 94
The old sign for Arlingnton stadium. It will be stripped and replaced June 94
The red truck is parked in front of the visitors clubhouse. June 1994.
No more tickets available...thank you and goodnight. June 1994
Deserted ticket booth by the third base entrance. June 1994
The end is near. June 1994.