“Two years ago, Dallas MayorMike Rawlings began talking to theTexas Rangers about moving to Dallas”
Dallas Morning News City Hall Blog
May 20, 2016
“Dallas city officials confirmed reports that they were talking to the Texas Rangers about moving there ...”
Fox 4 News
August 9, 2016
“Mayor Mike Rawlings is on record saying that he supported Dallas’ efforts to try to win the Rangers ... was deeply enamored with the idea of being known as ‘the man who brought the Rangers to Dallas’ ... the interest from Dallas was long-standing and real.”
Losing the Rangers to Dallas would devastate Arlington’s economy.Without the Rangers, we lose more than just a baseball team.
Arlington’s economy would take a $77 million hit every year, leaving a huge void in our economy that would be nearly impossible to fill.
2,000 jobs would be lost in Tarrant County, hurting working families who rely on Arlington’s entertainment and tourism industry to earn a living.
Each year our city would lose more than 2.5 million visitors who are currently staying in our hotels, eating in our restaurants and shopping in our stores thanks to the Rangers.
With fewer visitors and tourists coming to Arlington, we would lose millions of dollars in sales tax revenue – that means a higher tax burden on homeowners and less revenue to pay for roads, parks and police.