It’s been lit up for TCU games. It’s been lit up to honor the United States of America on the Fourth of July, but so far the new Fort Worth city hall has not been lit up to support the Texas Rangers on their historic postseason run.
The Rangers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 Wednesday to clinch the team’s first World Series title in franchise history.
The city gets a lot of requests for changing the color of the lights atop the former Pier One tower, but it has to balance those against the needs of the construction crew during the $230 million renovation, city spokesperson Reyne Telles said.
However, the lights at the top of the 20-story tower will be lit up red and blue Thursday to celebrate the Rangers’ victory, he said.
City employees are also encouraged to wear Rangers gear to work Friday, and are allowed to use paid-time-off to attend the victory parade in Arlington after getting clearance from their supervisors, according to Telles.
The Empire State Building in New York lit up its spire in red, white, and blue, and the Sphere in Las Vegas, Nevada changed to look like a baseball with the team’s logo on it.
Both posted pictures on the social media platform X in support of the Rangers’ win.
— Empire State Building (@EmpireStateBldg) November 2, 2023
Congratulations to the Texas Rangers on their World Series win! pic.twitter.com/3ytn8uGi8V
— Sphere (@SphereVegas) November 2, 2023
The Rangers’ World Series victory parade is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Friday in the Arlington Entertainment District.