Texas Rangers, The Cordish Companies Announce Major Anchor for Choctaw Stadium in Arlington's Entertainment District
By Office of Communication
Posted on June 01, 2022, June 01, 2022

The Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies announced today that Spark Coworking will anchor the southeast corner of Choctaw Stadium in the heart of the Arlington Entertainment District. The collaborative workspace, Spark Arlington, continues the momentum of nearly $1 billion of new development in the Entertainment District that includes the forthcoming Loews Arlington Hotel & Convention Center, National Medal of Honor Museum and the recently announced One Rangers Way luxury residential building which will break ground this fall.

“Spark Arlington will add another important component to the development of the Arlington Entertainment District—collaborative business enterprise,” said Texas Rangers Managing Partner and Majority Owner Ray Davis. “The addition of Spark Arlington also continues our pledge to make Choctaw Stadium a vital and fully productive facility in the District. I am pleased to join with our partners from the City of Arlington and The Cordish Companies in making this announcement today.”

Spark will become a central hub for local entrepreneurs, creators and innovators to locate and grow their businesses when it opens this winter. The coworking space will support Arlington’s growing entrepreneurial community, placing members within close proximity to neighboring businesses and amenities in the Entertainment District including Globe Life Field, AT&T Stadium, Texas Live!, Live! by Loews and the forthcoming Loews Arlington Hotel & Convention Center, National Medal of Honor Museum and One Rangers Way residences.

“The Cordish Companies is incredibly proud to continue our partnership with the Texas Rangers and City of Arlington to bring Spark Coworking to Arlington,” said Zed Smith, Chief Operating Officer of The Cordish Companies. “We are constantly seeking innovative ways to utilize and maximize new and existing amenities in our development projects in the Entertainment District, and the addition of Spark to Choctaw Stadium is the latest example of these efforts.”

Spark’s opening will provide an exciting opportunity to support the shift in how people work. The 30,000-square-foot, two-level space will offer dedicated and nondedicated workstations, 61 private offices, 17 suites, top-of-the-line services and hospitality-focused amenities including:

  • 24/7 secured swipe card access and building concierge security
  • Workspace and balconies with incredible views of Globe Life Field and Choctaw Stadium’s repurposed infield
  • Conveniently located garage parking
  • Furnished private workspaces and suites
  • Branded office signage and on-site digital signage
  • Access to a community kitchen, member café and lounge spaces
  • On-site meeting rooms
  • Dedicated high-speed internet
  • Dedicated mailbox address and concierge mail services
  • Unlimited access to print, scan, copy center and Shred-It boxes
  • Online reservation system for AV-equipped meeting rooms
  • Nitro Cold Brew Coffee and tea bar
  • Onsite podcast studio
  • Dedicated mother’s room and wellness space
  • Indoor bike storage
  • Exclusive member events
  • Access to online community communication platform
  • Dedicated on-site community manager and ecosystem networking support
  • Access to special programs and exclusive member events, perks and discounts

Spark Arlington will be the fourth collaborative workspace community for Spark Coworking which launched its flagship location, Spark Baltimore, in the heart of downtown Baltimore, Maryland, in 2016. Spark now supports over 250 companies and 1,000 members in its thriving communities in Baltimore, St. Louis, Missouri, and Kansas City, Missouri. Like its sister properties, Spark Arlington is committed to becoming an integral part of Arlington’s growing business community with a focus on economic development and providing first-class amenities and start up resources to its members.

“Our vision for Spark Coworking is to provide the local business and entrepreneurial community with an affordable, appealing and flexible way to locate and grow and manage their businesses,” said Shervonne Cherry, Director of Community & Partnerships for Spark Coworking. “We are excited to open Spark Arlington in such a unique and exciting venue as Choctaw Stadium, and we are eager welcome new members into this space later this year.”

In 2019, Choctaw Stadium was reconfigured into a multi-purpose venue. Since that time, it has hosted various professional sporting events, more than 75 college and Texas high school football games and numerous entertainment events. Spark Arlington is the third entity to locate in the repurposed 200,000 square feet of commercial and retail space within Choctaw Stadium. In late 2020, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation relocated its world headquarters into then-Globe Life Park, and the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau is also based in the stadium.

“We are excited to work with The Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies to continue to transform Arlington into a premier entertainment and business district and a true competitor for business in the region,” said Arlington Mayor Jim Ross. “The addition of Spark Arlington to repurposed space within Choctaw Stadium exemplifies the creativity and vision shared by this group, and I am grateful Arlington is the beneficiary of these efforts.”

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