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The Ballpark is set to become a 9-hole golf course

Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City was outfitted as a 9-hole golf course, which Globe Life Ballpark in Arlington, Texas will be this weekend.
Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City was outfitted as a 9-hole golf course, which Globe Life Ballpark in Arlington, Texas will be this weekend. Stadium Links

With a successful vote for a new, air conditioned baseball stadium, the Ballpark in Arlington is set to be closed for good but before the 22-year-old outdated dump is closed, fans can get in a quick nine before going home.

In an effort to squeeze more cash out of Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers are going to turn their home field into a golf course.

Perhaps they should have done this during the 2016 American League Division Series against the Toronto Blue Jays when the home park played more like a batting cage for the other team.

That’s right - if you have ever pondered the question, “I wonder what it would be like to play nine holes of golf inside a baseball stadium?” wonder no more.

From November 18 through 20, the Ballpark will be Colonial West. Only different, but, like Colonial, Tiger Woods is not expected to play here, either.

If you are interested in a tee time, click here. You can secure times in groups of two or four.

The Rangers are joining the slowly growing trend of stadiums that are tricking up their home field to be a temporary golf course. Other stadiums to transform its field into a makeshift golf course include Petco Park in San Diego, Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City and Turner Field in Atlanta.

Tee boxes are set up at varying locales from the stands in the stadium with the greens in the middle of the field. The total distance is roughly 1,000 yards - what I normally hit off the tee with an 8-iron.

Personally, I think it would better if the stadiums were set up as golf courses during baseball season, but that plan has yet to be proposed to the clubs. If enough people think baseball is boring, watching fans play a round of golf during a big league baseball game on the same field would liven things up considerably.

Brilliant ideas aside, playing 9 at the Ballpark looks like a blast, especially if you are terrible at golf - like me - and would take delight in tearing up the field and whatever else is in sight.

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