Home Plate Update September 2017 - Page 7

There's No Place Like Home BRIEFS Ballpark Documents Available Online Want to dive deep into the documents for the new Texas Rangers ballpark project? The City of Arlington’s Office of Communication has posted all documents related to the public-private partnership between the City and the Rangers on the Rangers New Ballpark website. At the evening meeting of the Arlington City Council on June 27, 2017, Chuck Morgan, the voice of Globe Life Park in Arlington, talked about his excitement for the new Rangers ballpark and the team’s long-lasting relationship with the City of Arlington. “What a place to call home,” Morgan said. Known by Rangers fans across the state of Texas for his iconic voice as the public address announcer, Morgan is also a 35-year Arlington resident. “Having lived in Arlington, Texas, for that long, I know the importance of having the Texas Rangers call Arlington home. It’s where Rangers fans have been able to see some of baseball’s greatest moments.” MWBE Fast Facts The City of Arlington is working with the Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies to ensure the diversity of the workforce for both the future ballpark and the Texas Live! development. TEXAS LIVE! 29 Contracts awarded to minority and women-owned businesses to date $7,568,624.60 Total funds awarded to MWBE firms GLOBE LIFE FIELD 8 total number of MWBE contracts awarded $2,196,770.00 Value of MWBE contracts awarded Source: dlb Consultants On the site, you can read staff reports, economic impacts studies and numerous agreements that have been signed since 2016, including the non-relocation agreement that keeps the Texas Rangers playing baseball in The American Dream City through at least 2054. Modifications to Johnson Creek Mitigation Area Approved by Corps The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the City of Arlington’s request to make changes along Johnson Creek to accommodate construction of the Texas Live! entertainment complex and the new Texas Rangers ballpark. The Corps of Engineers originally approved the City of Arlington’s restoration and enhancement activities along Johnson Creek, which runs through the Entertainment District, in 2008. The City requested a modification to its permit this May because building the ballpark and Texas Live! will require encroaching on the creek’s mitigation area. The proposed modifications, which include expanding a parking lot to make up for spaces lost to the new ballpark, will not directly impact Johnson Creek. 7