ULI Dallas-Fort Worth - Arlington Entertainment District: The Making of a District


2024-06-06T16:00:00 - 2024-06-06T18:00:00

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    Arlington CVB Theater 1905 E Randol Mill Rd. Arlington, TX 76011 United States
    A Dynamic Journey of Innovation and Excellence, exploring the Making of Texas' Largest Entertainment Hub: Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Insight into Over $750 Million in New Development


    Pricing Members Non-Members
    All Types $35.00 N/A
    Join us for a panel discussion on the creation of the largest entertainment district in Texas. The City of Arlington’s Entertainment District is second to none in the southern United States attracting more than 14.5 million visitors per year. Home to the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Choctaw Stadium, Esports Stadium, Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor and Texas Live!, a nationally recognized attraction that combines entertainment, restaurants, and hotels within an upscale, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use environment. The District has seen unprecedented investment momentum with over $4 billion invested since 2009. Guests will hear from the team that is leading over $750 million in new development in the District which includes the Arlington Convention Center and 888-room Loews Arlington Convention Hotel and Residences, and the National Medal of Honors Museum. Guests will also have the opportunity to visit the National Medal of Honors Museum Preview Center and Spark Coworking in Choctaw Stadium. Space is limited so register now!


    Rob Matwick

    Texas Rangers Baseball Club

    Rob Matwick has been part of the Rangers organization since June 2008 when he joined the team as Executive Vice President, Ballpark Operations. In 2014, he was promoted to his current role as Executive Vice President, Business Operations. Rob is in his 37th season in Major League Baseball. Previously, Matwick spent more than 21 years with the Houston Astros, where he worked in the roles of Director of Media Relations (1985-99), VP of Operations and Communications (1999-2000), and Senior VP of Ballpark Operations and Customer Service (2001-06). He was instrumental in many aspects of the construction of Minute Maid Park and oversaw all aspects of ballpark operations after the facility opened in 2000. Prior to returning to the state of Texas, he was named Vice President of Communications for the Detroit Tigers in January of 2007. The following year, he added oversight of the ticket sales department for the Tigers and oversaw both areas until joining the Rangers in 2008. Matwick was the organization’s primary liaison with the City of Arlington on the construction of Globe Life Field, worked on the club’s negotiation of a Master Agreement with the City, and the “Vote Yes!” campaign, which resulted in citizen approval of ballot language for the ballpark project by a 60-40 margin. In 2014, Matwick led the team in discussions with the Cordish Companies, a world class development firm based in Baltimore. By the close of 2015, the Rangers, Cordish Companies and City of Arlington reached agreement on a $250 million dollar public-private partnership which led to the successful opening of Texas Live! in August of 2018, and the Live! by Loews Hotel in August of 2019. Most recently, Rob worked with the City and the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce on the successful campaign which will bring the National Medal of Honor Museum to the Entertainment District in 2024. Matwick is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors f