The Big 12 Conference has announced that the conference baseball tournament will be returning to Arlington, Texas in 2022 for a three-year run at Globe Life Field, the soon-to-be home of the Texas Rangers.
The tournament is currently held in Oklahoma City at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, where the Big 12 has held 20 of its 23 championships.
“Oklahoma City and Arlington have a successful history of hosting Big 12 championships,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with Oklahoma City in hosting our baseball championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and also look forward to playing in the new home of the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field.”
The home of the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers, Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark has been recognized as one of the best stadiums in Minor League Baseball by publications such as Baseball America and the USA Today Travel Media Group.
Globe Life Field will open this March. The state-of-the-art facility will be 1.8 million square feet and will include a retractable roof for climate control.
“We are excited to welcome the Big 12 Baseball Championship back to Arlington and to Globe Life Field for the first time,” said Sean Decker, Texas Rangers Executive Vice President of Sports & Entertainment. “We were honored to be considered along with many great cities around the country and are ecstatic to be selected for this three-year run beginning in 2022. We would like to thank Commissioner Bowlsby and the Big 12 Conference for their support and trust in us and look forward to our continued partnership.”