Home Plate Update June 2018 - Page 13

briefs On-Site Safety Inspections for Texas Live! Under Way Additionally, the City is working with the Rangers to install a fiber optic communication line to the venue, which will allow public safety team members to access Entertainment District cameras, computer equipment and other critical technology without the need to rely on the stadium’s wi-fi. Two-way radio communication is also a priority. The City has asked the Rangers and The Cordish Companies to install repeaters at the new ballpark and at Texas Live! to ensure first responders don’t encounter dead spots when trying to communicate via radio. City of Arlington police and fire officials continue working closely with the Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies to ensure the safety and security of the future Globe Life Field and the new Texas Live! entertainment complex, which opens this summer. A team of public safety members, tasked with making recommendations on issues ranging from security enhancements to communications technology, has reviewed plans for the $1.1 billion retractable-roof ballpark six times as of June 2018. The City is also working to ensure the Texas Live! development opens on time in August without public safety or security issues. On-site inspections began in early May, with public safety team members looking at fire alarms and fire suppression systems, appropria