The Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers won the American League West Division in 2015, the fourth time in the last six years that the team had advanced to postseason play. In that span (2010-15), the Rangers have won 525 regular season games, fifth most among the 30 major league teams. The franchise enters its 45th year in Arlington in 2016 since moving from Washington, D.C. after the 1971 season. After playing its games at Arlington Stadium from 1972-93, the club moved to The Ballpark in Arlington, which was built as a public-private partnership between the Rangers and the City of Arlington. Changing its name to Globe Life Park in Arlington in February 2014, the facility has hosted a pair of World Series, the 1995 All-Star Game, and more than 57 million fans in its 22-year history. Rangers Baseball Express LLC became the sixth owner in Rangers history when it completed purchase of the club on August 12, 2010. Ray C. Davis and Bob R. Simpson serve as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the investor group.
The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies’ prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore’s world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created.
From Our Partners
Hear from the project’s partners.
This project is another significant investment in an Arlington economy that already has tremendous momentum. This state-of-the-art development will expand the city’s ability to host even more major events and conventions. We greatly appreciate the Texas Rangers’ continued investment in our community and we applaud their selection of The Cordish Companies, the premiere mixed-use developer in the country, as their development partner. I am pleased to state that the Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies have made significant commitments to ensure that construction and ongoing operation of Texas Live! will generate maximum benefits to our local community with initiatives such as local and minority hiring, purchasing and hosting of free community events and festivals, and the creation of a community advisory board. Texas Live! will be a model project for community-based development that we hope other developers will emulate.
W. Jeff WilliamsMayor, City of Arlington
We greatly appreciate the partnership of the City of Arlington. We are thrilled and humbled to have been selected by the Texas Rangers as their development partner on this ground breaking development. The Texas Rangers are one of the great teams in all professional sports with a fan base to match. In keeping with this rich legacy, our partnership is committed to delivering a transformative project that will create thousands of jobs, attract millions of visitors and generate maximum benefits to the local community.
Zed SmithChief Operating Officer, The Cordish Companies
The Rangers are proud to be partnering with Arlington on this very significant project. Commercial development around Globe Life Park in Arlington has been a vision of the Rangers for a number of years. We are also extremely pleased to have selected The Cordish Companies as our development partner to help us fulfill this vision. We join with the City of Arlington and Cordish on a commitment to deliver the leading sports and entertainment district in the country.
Ray DavisCo-Chairman, Texas Rangers