Texas Live!, Arlington, Texas

Cordish Begins $250M Phase I of Texas Live! in Arlington

by Jeff Shaw

ARLINGTON, TEXAS — The Cordish Companies has started construction of the first phase of Texas Live!, a $250 million mixed-use project located between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

The project will include 200,000 square feet of dining and entertainment space; a 5,000-capacity outdoor event pavilion; a full-service 300-room convention hotel; and a 35,000-square-foot meeting/convention facility.

Texas Live! will bring more than 3,000 new jobs and three million new visitors to Arlington when it is completed in 2018, according to the developers. The dining and entertainment portion of the project will open in the spring of 2018. The hotel/convention facility will open the following fall.

Anchors of the retail portion will include Rangers Republic fan clubhouse; Live! Arena, a multi-level central gathering place; Arlington Backyard, a 5,000-capacity outdoor event pavilion; and a flagship restaurant by Guy Fieri.

The first phase of Texas Live! is part of a greater $4 billion vision of the Arlington stadium district, which includes additional phases of Texas Live!, the new Rangers Ballpark and the preservation and repurposing of Globe Life Park.

“It is the Rangers’ intent to preserve the beautiful exterior façade of Globe Life Park,” says Ray Davis, Rangers co-chairman. “We’ve been working closely with The Cordish Companies to find ways to repurpose the building.”

“As plans for the new ballpark development evolve, we believe the interior of the ballpark could be refitted for another purpose while still providing options for additional development,” adds Davis. “We don’t need to have all of these answers today; we can develop the solutions while still maintaining the aesthetic and character of this beautiful building.”

— Nellie Day

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