Texas Live!

A New Mixed-Use Major League Ballpark Development Planned for Arlington, TX
December 21, 2015

BBB has developed a master plan for The Cordish Companies for a $200 million mixed-used district anchored by the Texas Rangers stadium, featuring dining, entertainment, a hotel and a convention facility in the heart of Arlington. Last week, Arlington City Council unanimously approved the major economic development project in a 9-0 vote.

Cordish Companies and BBB have worked together for more than 15 years on mixed-used entertainment districts including Kansas City Live! in the Kansas City Power & Light District, the master plan for the Saint Louis Ballpark Village in conjunction with the St. Louis Cardinals, and on Pier IV also called Power Plant Live! in Baltimore.

An article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which chronicles this milestone for Arlington’s sports-anchored mixed use development project, is featured below.

“Rangers want Texas Live! to be ‘game-changing project”

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

By Robert Cadwallader

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.

The Cordish Cos. Vice President Blake Cordish talks about the $200 million hotel project called “Texas Live!” during a press conference in Arlington on Wednesday. Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and the Texas Rangers announce a $200 million hotel project called “Texas Live!” in Arlington on Wednesday. The city and the Texas Rangers announce a $200 million hotel project called “Texas Live!” during a press conference in Arlington on Wednesday. The Cordish Cos. Vice President Blake Cordish talks about the $200 million hotel project called “Texas Live!” during a press conference in Arlington on Wednesday.

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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“Arlington City Leaders Approve $200 Million Development Deal With Rangers”

Developer Blake Cordish talks about the Texas Live project to be built adjacent to Globe Life Park in Arlington.

“We wanted to assemble of team of world class experts to help us. We are very fortunate that the firm Beyer Blinder Belle, an architecture firm out of New York, has been helping us lead these efforts with the Rangers in presenting the vision you see before you. I hope you get a sense of the quality, the excitement the dynamic energy, that Texas Live! will be about.” -Blake Cordish, The Cordish Companies

Texas Live! Site

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Cordish Companies