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Arlington Economic Development Corp. Names Veteran Leader as New Executive Director

by | Jan 26, 2024

Veteran economic development leader Marty Wieder has been named as the new executive director of the Arlington Economic Development Corp. He will begin his new post on Feb. 19.

“Marty’s credentials are strong as it relates to working in the economic development world in North Texas. He knows the business leaders, the brokers, the people who get things done....

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Springing Together: XFL and USFL To Merge Their Football Leagues
by | Sep 28, 2023
Relaunched by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Dany Garcia, and other owners out of an Arlington football operations hub, the XFL now plans to merge with its rival, the USFL, to form a spring football league powerhouse.
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Jerry Jones Pitched AT&T Stadium for 2026 World Cup Final During Cowboys-Jets Game
by | Sep 19, 2023
On Sunday, FIFA President Gianni Infantino watched the Dallas Cowboys crush the New York Jets 30-10 from inside the owners suite at AT&T Stadium. During the game, he got an earful from Jerry Jones and Governor Greg Abbott on why he should come back there in 2026 to watch the World Cup Final.
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The Last Word: Dallas Jackals’ Rodd Newhouse on How Rugby Can Succeed in DFW
by | May 30, 2023
You'd think that Newhouse, who grew up in a football-focused home with the 12-season Dallas Cowboys fullback Robert Newhouse as his dad, would have eyes only for the NFL. But Rodd always had a thing for the sport of rugby, according to the Dallas Business Journal's David Moreno—preferring the helmet-less brawn of muscular scrums where a "try" is scored when you touch the ball down in the "in-goal" beyond the goal line. 
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Texas Rangers, Cordish Companies Break Ground on One Rangers Way Luxury Apartment Community

by | Oct 27, 2022
The 300-unit One Rangers Way will be "one of the most luxurious, resort-style apartment communities in the country" when it opens in 2024, the city of Arlington says. Just a short walk from Choctaw Stadium, Globe Life Field, and AT&T Stadium, it will provide the "missing piece" at the heart of the Arlington Entertainment District, said Rangers EVP Rob Matwick. "One of the things that was very important to our company, to the Rangers, to the city, was that we create a 365 community and a heartbeat for the city," Blake Cordish, principal at The Cordish Companies, said at the groundbreaking. “To do that, you need great residential."
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Rise of Rugby: Dallas Jackals Name New President With NHL, MLB Experience to Join Recent GM Hire
by | Aug 4, 2022
The Dallas Jackals finished their inaugural Major League Rugby season in June, finishing 0-16. (Sound familiar? The Dallas Cowboys went winless in their 1960 debut season, too.) Now the team aims to improve both on the pitch and on the balance sheet, with new front office leadership including President Steve Violetta and GM Santiago Sodini. The Cowboys became America's Team. So what might the Jackals do?

"We want to be an elite franchise not only in Major League Rugby, but in all professional sports," says Violetta.
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XFL Selects Arlington, Choctaw Stadium as its Football Operations Hub
by | Jul 25, 2022
Choctaw Stadium—formerly Globe Life Park, next door to the Texas Rangers' current ballpark—will be the home of the XFL's Dallas Renegades and the in-week performance center for the spring pro football league, which kicks off in February.

"The XFL has officially landed in the great football state of Texas," said XFL co-owner Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, promising a "new kind of football experience" harnessing modern technology, content, and interactivity.
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First Look: Coworking With Stadium Views at Spark Arlington
by | Jun 2, 2022
Entrepreneurs who park their laptops in Spark Arlington this winter will get more than the usual coworking amenities. They'll also get two-level views of Choctaw Stadium's playing field, as well as views of the Texas Rangers' new home right next door.

The 30,000-square-foot coworking facility is part of nearly $1 billion in new development in the Arlington Entertainment District.
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