Home Plate Update June 2018 - Page 10

Texas Live! on Pace to Open This Summer The Entertainment Capital of Texas is about to get even bigger, as another project is closer to being realized in The American Dream City. The $250 million Texas Live! entertainment com plex is on pace for a summer grand opening, offering visitors to Arlington’s Entertainment District exciting new options for live music, food and drinks and a great time. inside his future restaurant space during Tuesday’s Texas Live! tour. “What a treasure for the City of Arlington to put to be able to this on display. It’s tremendous. Arlington should be proud, residents should be proud.” Texas Live! will feature 200,000 square feet of dining and entertainment space, a 5,000-capacity outdoor event pavilion called Arlington Backyard, and the flagship Live! by Loews hotel, which opens in summer 2019. With more than $1.25 billion in new investment between Texas Live! and the future retractable-roof ballpark for the Texas Rangers, Reed Cordish said there’s nothing in the country that can compete with what The American Dream City has to offer. MyArlingtonTV and local media were invited to tour Texas Live!, which will include Lockhart Smokehouse, flagship PBR Cowboys Bar, a Guy Fieri restaurant, and a newly announced gourmet burger restaurant owned by Cowboys legend Troy Aikman. Aikman applauded Arlington, the Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies for creating another dynamic destination for residents, sports fans and tourists and said he was excited to be opening his first restaurant at Texas Live! this summer. “This complex between the two stadiums is going to be unlike anything else. It really all comes together and makes for a great experience for the fans,” Aikman said 10 “This is going to be a great place for locals, a regional draw and a true national draw,” said Cordish, principal of The Cordish Companies. Construction is also well under way on the 14-story Live! by Loews hotel. The flagship hotel with 302 rooms and 35,000 square feet of meeting/convention space is set to open in summer 2019. The iconic tower, designed by Globe Life Field architects HKS, will feature several unique resort-style spaces and amenities and multiple restaurant and bars, including the local Revolver Brewery. “As massive as this first phase of Texas Live! is, we and the Rangers and the City feel like this is only the beginning of what we can accomplish here,” Cordish said.