17
Jul
2019
Dallas
The City Club
901 Main Street
6900
Dallas, TX  75202
United States of America

Title: Rangers Globe Life Field - The new home of the Texas Rangers, Globe Life Field, opens next season! The new 1.7 million square foot ballpark, which will be located on 13 acres just south of the current Globe Life Park in Arlington, will include a retractable roof for climate control and shelter for fans during the hot summer months. Seating capacity is approximately 40,300 for Globe Life Field, which will open in March 2020. The official groundbreaking for Globe Life Field took place on September 28, 2017 with construction beginning the following week. HKS is the design architect for the project and Manhattan Construction Company is the Construction Manager.

Speaker:Matt Hicks | Texas Rangers Radio Announcer 

Bio: Matt Hicks is in his seventh full season in the Texas Rangers radio booth after joining the broadcasts in June 2012.

Hicks came to the Rangers from the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Houston Astros Texas League affiliate, where he had served as Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations since 2005. In that role, he was the primary play-by-play voice on all radio broadcasts and called Hooks television games on Fox Sports Southwest’s Astros Minor League Game of the Week from 2007-09.

Hicks has 30 years of professional baseball play-by-play experience, making stops with Frederick of the Carolina League from 1989-94 and El Paso of the Texas League from 1995-2004 before becoming an inaugural employee at Corpus Christi. He is a former winner of the Radio Broadcaster of the Year Award in El Paso and in 2016 was inducted into the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame.

In addition, Hicks has extensive experience broadcasting college basketball with Mount St. Mary’s College (Emmitsburg, MD), James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA), the University of Texas-El Paso, New Mexico State University, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He was also the first play-by-play voice of the El Paso Buzzards of the Western Professional Hockey League. During his time in Corpus Christi, Hicks also broadcast high school football on the Texas Sports Radio Network’s CCISD Game of the Week.

Hicks is a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, where he called baseball, football, basketball, and lacrosse on WMUC Radio. The native of Washington, D.C. also was an extra in the movie Major League II, appearing in scenes featuring Bob Uecker, A.K.A. Harry Doyle.

Hicks and his wife, Estelle have a son Nathaniel and reside in Keller. Matt also has a daughter, Amy, who lives in West Virginia.