ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers are trying to make more things happen at Rangers Ballpark for 2013 with less space.
For the third-consecutive year, the Rangers are making offseason renovations to the ballpark, with this year's focusing on an area behind home plate as well as the dugouts.
The moves will cost the Rangers 80 seats as far as seating capacity (from 48,194 to 48,114) and room on the field with the addition of 52 seats behind home plate. The dugouts are also getting expanded.
The impact of the biggest change won't be known until next season. The club is opening up the area behind home plate so fans can see an opening when they enter Rangers Ballpark at the home-plate entrance. That change should also better circulate air. That area used to be the entrance to the Cuervo Club and is thought to be one of the main reasons for the jetstream at Rangers Ballpark.
How the construction will impact the jetstream won't be known until games are played.