ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies are excited to announce an exciting new addition to Texas Live! when it debuts in the Spring of 2018. National award-winning chef and TV personality Guy Fieri will join previously announced anchor venues, Rangers Republic, Live! Arena and Arlington Backyard, within the $250 million world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality district. The partnership also released a video message from Guy Fieri that can be viewed here.
"It is exciting to welcome Guy Fieri to Texas Live!," commented Texas Rangers Executive Vice President of Business Operations Rob Matwick. "Today's announcement incorporates an outstanding national brand into Texas Live!, which will give Rangers fans the best dining and entertainment experiences possible when it opens in 2018."
"We are thrilled to make this announcement with our development partner, the Texas Rangers, and to welcome Guy Fieri to Texas Live!," stated Zed Smith, Chief Operating Officer of The Cordish Companies. "Guy Fieri is one of the premier chefs in the country, so his decision to launch a new restaurant concept in Arlington at Texas Live! is incredibly exciting."
Guy Fieri, Emmy-award winning chef, restaurateur, author and TV personality, will be launching a one-of-a-kind, flagship restaurant concept for the project that will be developed specifically with Texas Live! in mind.
"It's awesome to be partnering with the Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies to bring a restaurant concept to Arlington," stated Guy Fieri. "The Cordish team and I recently opened a big time concept at Fourth Street Live! in Louisville, KY, and to now bring that energy to Arlington and the great state of Texas is something really special to me."
"We are very pleased to see the first restaurant that will be coming to Texas Live!," said Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams. "It is exciting to have a world-renowned chef like Guy Fieri involved in this project. He instantly delivers a brand and audience that will be a draw for Texas Live! and Arlington's Entertainment District."
Texas Live! will set a new standard in sports-anchored developments and will cement Arlington as one of the premier sports, entertainment and hospitality destinations in the country for decades to come. The project will bring over 3,000 new jobs and 3 million new visitors to Arlington upon its opening in 2018.
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