Texas Live! Entertainment Complex on Pace to Open in Arlington This Summer
By Office of Communication
Posted on May 08, 2018, May 08, 2018

The Entertainment Capital of Texas is about to get even bigger, as another dream project is closer to being realized in The American Dream City. The $250 million Texas Live! entertainment complex 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.

Texas Live!, located between AT&T Stadium and the future Globe Life Field, is a partnership between the Texas Rangers, The Cordish Companies and City of Arlington. This world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality district 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.

MyArlingtonTV and local media were invited Tuesday 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. The restaurant, named Troy's, will feature an outdoor patio space, live music seven days a week and a mouth-watering menu that features some of Aikman's personal favorites.

"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 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."

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. That includes the Arlington Backyard, a 5,000-capacity venue expected to host more than 250 events annually, such as art shows, concerts, cultural activities, charitable functions, community events and major festivals.

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"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.

"The Live by Loews brand and this location truly starts to blend sports and entertainment with high-end hospitality," Cordish said.

Texas Live! is part of a greater $4 billion vision for Arlington's Entertainment District that features the Rangers new $1.1 billion ballpark and the repurposing of Globe Life Park. The project will bring more than 3,000 new jobs and more than 3 million new visitors to Arlington, which already welcomes 14 million annual visitors.

"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.

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