Statement from Texas Rangers co-chairman Ray Davis

Arlington, Texas-Texas Rangers Co-Chairman Ray Davis issued the following statement this evening following the Arlington City Council unanimously approving a master agreement that outlines a public-private partnership with the Rangers for possible construction of a new retractable-roof ballpark and supporting development in the Entertainment District:

"Tonight's action by the City Council is an important step in the process in this public-private partnership to build a new ballpark for Arlington and all our fans. I want to thank and commend Mayor Jeff Williams and the Arlington city leaders for their vision in reaching out to us and helping put together and approving this historic agreement. The Rangers are excited about the possibility of calling Arlington home for many years to come, and we are committed to building a world-class facility which will provide the best possible experience for our fans. We look forward to working with Mayor Williams, the City leaders, and the citizens of Arlington over the next several months to insure that this dream becomes a reality."