Texas Rangers announce new anchor for Choctaw Stadium in Arlington Entertainment District

The team announces the development of a new coworking space for the district

Spark Coworking's Shervonne Cherry with Choctaw Stadium (LinkedIn, Google maps)
Spark Coworking's Shervonne Cherry with Choctaw Stadium (LinkedIn, Google maps)

The Texas Rangers are swinging for the fences as they develop the Arlington Entertainment District surrounding the Major League Baseball team’s stadium.

The team and its partner, Baltimore-based Cordish Companies, said that Spark Coworking, a national coworking company, will anchor the southeast corner of Choctaw Stadium in the heart of the district to build a collaborative workspace, Spark Arlington.

The project will continue the momentum of the almost $1 billion investment the Rangers made to One Rangers Way, the burgeoning 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. Construction for One Rangers Way will break ground this fall, and the project is expected to be completed in 2024.

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“Spark Arlington will add another important component to the development of the Arlington Entertainment District—collaborative business enterprise,” Texas Rangers Managing Partner and Majority Owner Ray Davis said in a statement.

“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.”

The development of the district is a partnership between the city of Arlington, the Texas Rangers, Cordish and Loews, and about $2.4 billion has been invested in projects so far with a total estimated budget of $4 billion. ​​The Texas Rangers also plan to bring a 300-unit residential building to Arlington, where they are based, and has been collaborating with Cordish Companies since May on projects for the district.

“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.

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“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,” he said.

Spark Arlington will be the fourth collaborative workspace for Spark Coworking, which launched its flagship location, Spark Baltimore, in the heart of downtown Baltimore in 2016. The group now supports over 250 companies and 1,000 members in its thriving communities in Baltimore, St. Louis, and Missouri.

“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,” Shervonne Cherry, Director of Community & Partnerships for Spark Coworking, said in the release.

Spark’s opening will provide an opportunity to support the recent shift to remote and hybrid work, offering 30,000 square feet and two-level space for dedicated and non-dedicated workstations, 61 private offices, 17 suites, and several top-of-the-line services and hospitality-focused amenities.

These include 24/7 secured swipe card access and building concierge security, workspace and balconies with views of Globe Life Field and Choctaw Stadium’s repurposed infield, garage parking and furnished private workspaces and suites.

“We are excited to open Spark Arlington in such a unique and exciting venue as Choctaw Stadium, and we are eager to welcome new members into this space later this year,” Cherry said.