A $1 billion investment pays off for the City of Arlington
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DETAILS

LocationArlington, Texas United States
ClientHKS, Inc.
Size33 acres (site); 18 acres (landscape)

The landscape experience around this stadium features detailed plazas at all main entry points that celebrate the rich history of the Texas Rangers. Rangers Plaza is the main attraction, especially on game days, hosting a multitude of different programmatic functions that are associated with both the Texas Rangers and the surrounding Arlington community. The space accommodates weekly fairs, farmers markets, festivals, movie nights, and music events to stimulate the new retail and performance venues associated with the new Texas Live! Project to the northwest of the stadium.

The landscape features a drought-tolerant plant palette representative of the native Texas landscape, complementing the scale and texture of the stadium while also reducing to the project’s environmental impact.

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