Home Plate Update December 2017 - Page 8

TEXAS LIVE! ROUNDUP Coming alive in the heart of Arlington’s Entertainment District is the first phase of Texas Live!, one of the newest sports-anchored developments in the nation. When complete, this phase will feature more than 200,000 square feet of best-in-class restaurants, entertainment and retail, a 5,000-capacity outdoor event pavilion, as well as the Live! by Loews flagship hotel. Construction of the $250 million world-class development is rapidly progressing on the project site. Approximately 54,000 cubic yards of dirt have been moved. The project recently reached an exciting milestone with the first steel beams going up, which will complete the exterior structure of the building. Approximately 1,009 tons of structural steel will be anchored by about 10,163 cubic yards of concrete, according to Manhattan Construction Company, leading construction of the project with JV partner, Con-Real. “Construction of Texas Live! is one of the most exciting, game-changing projects with which we have been involved,” said Wesley Weaver, Manhattan vice president. “This project is cementing Arlington as the premier sports, entertainment and hospitality destination for Texans and tourists from across the globe.” Texas Live!, being developed in partnership between the Texas Rangers, The Cordish Companies and the City of Arlington, will become a year-round, central gathering place for the community, welcoming sports fans, visitors and families. The dining and entertainment space in the district will open in 2018, with Live! by Loews scheduled to open in 2019. 8 The dynamic line-up of premier venues announced to date include: • RANGERS REPUBLIC, a 30,000-square-foot family-friendly dining and entertainment venue allowing fans unprecedented access to the Rangers. • LIVE! Arena, a multi-level, 35,000-square- foot gathering place that will be the “living room” of Texas Live! • RLINGTON BACKYARD, a 5,000-square- A foot outdoor event pavilion expected to host more than 250 annual events, including concerts, charitable functions and community events. • PBR COUNTRY BAR, the country’s largest PBR venue will debut at Texas Live!, marrying an electric combination of “cowboy cool” and big-time Texas entertainment. Its 7,000-square-foot balcony will overlook Arlington Backyard. • GUY FIERI, the Emmy-award winning chef, restaurateur, author and TV personality will launch a one-of-a-kind flagship restaurant. • REVOLVER BREWING, a working brewery, bar and tasting room connected to the Live! By Loews hotel. • OCKHART SMOKEHOUSE, a Texas family’s L iconic barbeque eatery offering meats smoked over Texas post oak.