The Texas Rangers are rocking the fences as they develop the Arlington Leisure Area around the Major League Baseball Team Stadium.
The team and its partner, the Baltimore-based Cordish Companies, said Spark Coworking, a national coworking company, would anchor the southeast corner of Choctaw Stadium in the heart of the county to build a joint workspace, Spark Arlington.
The project will continue the momentum of Rangers’ nearly $ 1 billion investment in One Rangers Way, a thriving entertainment district that includes the upcoming Loews Arlington Hotel & Convention Center, the National Medal of Honor Museum and the recently announced One Rangers Way luxury apartment building. Construction of One Rangers Way will begin this fall and the project is expected to be completed in 2024.
“Spark Arlington will add another important component to the development of the Arlington Entertainment District, a joint venture,” said Ray Davis, managing partner of Texas Rangers and majority owner.
“The addition of Spark Arlington also continues our promise to make Choctaw Stadium a vital and fully productive facility in the county. It is my pleasure to join our partners in Arlington and The Cordish Companies to make this announcement today. ”
The development of the area is a partnership between the city of Arlington, Texas Rangers, Cordis and Lowes, and about $ 2.4 billion has been invested in projects so far with a total expected budget of $ 4 billion. The Texas Rangers also plan to bring a 300-unit apartment building to Arlington, where they are based, and have been working with Cordish Companies since May on projects for the area.
“The Cordish Companies is incredibly proud to continue its partnership with Texas Rangers and the City of Arlington to bring Spark Coworking to Arlington,” said Zed Smith, chief operating officer of The Cordish Companies.
“We are constantly looking for innovative ways to use and maximize new and existing facilities in our Entertainment District development projects, and the addition of Spark to Choctaw Stadium is the latest example of this effort,” he said.
Spark Arlington will be the fourth joint workspace for Spark Coworking to launch its flagship location, Spark Baltimore, in the heart of downtown Baltimore in 2016. The group now supports more than 250 companies and 1,000 members in its thriving communities in Baltimore, St. Louis. and Missouri.
“Our vision for Spark Coworking is to provide local businesses and the business community with an affordable, attractive and flexible way to find, grow and manage their business,” said Shervonne Cherry, director of the Spark Coworking Community and Partnerships.
The opening of the Spark will provide an opportunity to support the recent transition to remote and hybrid work, offering 30,000 square feet and two-level space for specialized and non-specialized workstations, 61 private offices, 17 suites and some of the best services and amenities. aimed at hospitality.
These include 24/7 access with a map with sliding and security of the building, work space and balconies overlooking the converted interior of Globe Life Field and Choctaw Stadium, garage parking and furnished private workspaces and apartments.
“We are excited to open Spark Arlington in such a unique and exciting place as Choctaw Stadium and look forward to welcoming new members to this space later this year,” Cherry said.