The Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies Announce the Groundbreaking of Expanded $250M First Phase of Texas Live!
ARLINGTON, TX The Texas Rangers and its development partner, The Cordish Companies, joined by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and Mayor Jeff Williams, announce that an expanded $250 million first phase of Texas Live! will break ground in between the Texas Rangers' Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The partnership also announced three major venues that will anchor the district: Rangers Republic, Live! Arena and Arlington Backyard. Texas Live!, an expansive, mixed"use destination featuring world" class dining, entertainment, hotel and convention facilities, will bring over 3,000 new jobs and three million new visitors to Arlington upon its opening in 2018.
Texas Live! is envisioned to set a new standard in sports"anchored developments and will cement Arlington as the premier sports, entertainment and hospitality destination in the country for decades to come.
New plans for Texas Live! include doubling the square footage of premier dining and entertainment space, as well as developing an upscale, full"service, 300"room convention hotel and a 35,000-square-foot meeting/convention facility in the first phase, expanding the total square footage to over 500,000 square feet of development. The hotel/convention facility will feature a leading brand and management team that will be announced at a later date.
With this expanded vision, the total investment in the first phase of Texas Live! will increase approximately $50 million to a total of $250 million. Additionally, this expanded vision of Texas Live! will allow the city to host more and larger major events and conventions. The project will draw over 3 million visitors a year to the city of Arlington, which already welcomes 14 million annual visitors.
The dining and entertainment portion of Texas Live! will open in the Spring of 2018 with Opening Day and the hotel/convention facility will open in the Fall of 2018.