SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Texas Rangers are going to defend the Alamo.
The 20-year-old Alamodome, which has hosted NFL games, the NCAA Final Four and the NBA Finals, will host baseball for the first time when the Rangers and San Diego Padres play two exhibition games March 29-30.
Rangers President Nolan Ryan says the team is excited.
San Antonio is home to the Padres' Double-A affiliate, the Missions. To prepare the Alamodome for baseball, AstroTurf will build a 133,000 square-foot custom field.
The right-field pole will be only 280 feet from home plate, and there will be a 16-foot-high wall in right. It will be 395 feet to straightaway center and 340 feet to the left-field corner, where there will be a 4-foot-high wall. Seating capacity will be 52,295.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Cards strive for split against Royals Kansas City’s Kendrys Morales cannot be stopped. On the flip side, the Cardinals find themselves halted every time a home game pops up.
Thumbnail Tigers vs. Rays Free Pick The Detroit Tigers hit the road to face the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 7:10PM ET. Will they be able to pick up a win?
Thumbnail Indians vs. Blue Jays Pick Can the Cleveland Indians push their win streak to 13 games when they face the Toronto Blue Jays tonight at...
Thumbnail Middling Mets host rejuvenated Cubs Although it remains only a half-game behind St. Louis and Miami in the quest to obtain the NL’s second wild card, New York isn’t exactly entering a huge series...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Brewers Pick The Los Angeles Dodgerslook to bounce back from Wednesday’s shutout loss when they face the Milwaukee Brewersat 2:10PM ET.
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages