Ask the Experts with Texas Live! Chief Operating Officer Jim Watry
The City of Arlington’s Office of Communication recently talked to Texas Live! Chief Operating Officer Jim Watry about the excitement surrounding the $250 million entertainment complex, set to open later this summer in Arlington’s Entertainment District. View video here.
Watry brings more than 20 years of experience in the dining, entertainment and hospitality industry to this role, as well as a long history of community and philanthropic involvement.
Prior to Texas Live!, Watry served as Chief Operating Officer of Ballpark Village, a dynamic sports-anchored dining and entertainment district in St. Louis, MO in partnership between The Cordish Companies and St. Louis Cardinals. Due to the success of Ballpark Village under his leadership since opening in 2014, a $260 million second phase is currently under construction. The 700,000 square foot expansion will complete a full built out of Clark Street, transforming it into a vibrant 24/7 urban neighborhood for downtown St. Louis.
Texas Live!, one of the largest and most exciting sports-anchored developments in the country, is currently under construction between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in The American Dream City. The project will house over 200,000 square feet of best-in-class dining and entertainment space, a 5,000-capacity outdoor event pavilion, as well as the country’s flagship Live! by Loews hotel, a 300-room upscale hotel with 35,000 square feet of convention, meeting and special event space.
MyArlingtonTV was invited earlier this month to tour Texas Live!, which will include Lockhart Smokehouse, flagship PBR Cowboys Bar, a Guy Fieri restaurant, and the newly announced gourmet burger restaurant owned by Cowboys legend Troy Aikman.
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