Home Plate Update June 2018 - Page 3

globe life field Construction Facts ASK the EXPERTS JIM WATRY The City of Arlington’s Office of Communication recently talked to Texas Live! Chief Operating Officer Jim Watry about the excitement surrounding the $250 million entertainment complex, set to open later this summer in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Watry brings more than 20 years of experience in the dining, entertainment and hospitality industry to this role, as well as a long history of community and philanthropic involvement. Prior to Texas Live!, Watry served as Chief Operating Officer of Ballpark Village, a dynamic sports-anchored dining and entertainment district in St. Louis, MO in partnership between The Cordish Companies and St. Louis Cardinals. Due to the success of Ballpark Village under his leadership since opening in 2014, a $260 million second phase is currently under construction. The 700,000 square foot expansion will complete a full built out of Clark Street, transforming it into a vibrant 24/7 urban neighborhood for downtown St. Louis. 3