December 16, 2015

Rangers want Texas Live! to be "game-changing project"

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ARLINGTON - The Baltimore-based developer that is working with the Texas Rangers and the city of Arlington on a $200 million hotel and entertainment project to be located between Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium has similar projects from coast to coast.

At a news conference Wednesday at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Rangers and city officials said The Cordish Cos. will be the developer for a $100 million dining and entertainment venue to be called “Texas Live!” that is expected to start construction next year. Cordish will also build a 300-bed hotel and 35,000-square-foot Arlington Convention Center Annex, also at a cost of $100 million, which will be scheduled for construction later.

Cordish has led or is leading such projects as Bayou Place in the Houston theater district, Kansas City Live! in the Kansas City Power & Light District, Saint Louis Ballpark Village in conjunction with the St. Louis Cardinals, Power Plant Live! in Baltimore and the Stone Lock District in West Sacramento, Calif.

The announcements came on the heels of the City Council’s unanimous vote Tuesday night to approve the city’s $50 million contribution to the project, all of which is earmarked for Texas Live! and will be matched by the Rangers.


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