3Company’s business, history, and organizational structure, prepetition indebtedness, and thecircumstances giving rise to the commencement of the Chapter 11 Case. Part IV summarizes theFirst Day Pleadings and the relief they seek, which the Debtor believes is crucial to its successfulreorganization.
THE COMPANY’S BUSINESSTRBP Partnership Structure
Texas Rangers Baseball Partners owns and operates the Texas RangersMajor League Baseball Club, a professional baseball club (the “
”) in theDallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, pursuant to the Major League Constitution (the “
”) and the Membership Agreement, dated as of November 18, 1960, by andbetween The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, as assumed by the Office of theCommissioner of Baseball (the “
”), and WBC Baseball Club, Inc., as assumed by TRBPpursuant to an Assumption Agreement, dated as of June 16, 1998.6.
TRBP is a Texas general partnership, in which Rangers Equity Holdings,L.P. (“
Rangers Equity LP
”) holds a 99% partnership interest and Rangers Equity Holdings GP,LLC (“
Rangers Equity GP
”) holds a 1% partnership interest. Rangers Equity GP, a Texaslimited liability company, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rangers Equity LP. Both RangersEquity LP and Rangers Equity GP are holding companies with no operating assets and areindirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of HSG Sports Group LLC (“
”). HSG is a sports andentertainment holding company, which is an affiliate of, and indirectly controlled by, Thomas O.Hicks (“
. HSG also indirectly wholly-owns Dallas Stars, L.P., which owns andoperates the Dallas Stars National Hockey League franchise (the “
”). Attached tothe Disclosure Statement as Exhibit B is a current TRBP organizational chart.