Work could begin later this year on a 70,000 square-foot facility in Surprise, Arizona that will serve as a residential space for the Texas Rangers baseball team.
Members of the Surprise Planning and Zoning Commission have given their approval to the site plan for the project, which will go up on Bullard Avenue across the way from the Surprise Recreation Campus.
That commission approval was followed by a plat approval for the 70-acre site project from the Surprise City Council.
Of the 70 acres, according to city documents, nearly four will go for the complex and a right-of-way, with the rest to remain vacant.
The Rangers, who practice in Surprise in the spring, have until now housed their team and staff in two area hotels.
The new housing facility is seen as a cost-savings endeavor and will include suites with kitchenettes and a common living area.
The project will be three stories tall, with a training lab measuring 13,000 square feet built adjacent to the new complex. Space will also be provided for team classroom sessions.
The new complex will additionally include street-level parking garage space.
By Garry Boulard
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