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Hall of Fame Catcher Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez Announces New Pizza Concept to Open at Texas Live! in the Arlington Entertainment District

Pudge’s Pizza will be a welcoming gathering place for family and friends

ARLINGTON, TX (June 27, 2018) -  Hall of Fame catcher Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez unveiled exciting details today for his first restaurant which will open within Texas Live! in the Arlington Entertainment District – Pudge’s Pizza. The vision for the concept and a sampling of featured menu items were shared by Rodríguez at an exclusive media event at Globe Life Park.

Located on the second level of Texas Live! overlooking Live! Arena, Pudge’s Pizza will welcome guests in family-friendly environment, serving up signature pies created by Rodriguez with the freshest ingredients in mind. Specialty dishes include The Vega Baja, The 20-20 and The Texas Slinger.

“I can't wait to debut this new restaurant at the world-class Texas Live! development,” stated Iván Rodríguez. “I look forward to seeing all my fans and sharing a good slice of pizza with my Rangers community at Pudge’s Pizza come August."

Pudge’s Pizza will debut at Texas Live! when the project opens in the Arlington Entertainment District on August 9, joining a dynamic line up of dining and entertainment space including Arlington Backyard, Live! Arena, PBR Texas, Lockhart Smokehouse, Troy’s, Sports & Social Arlington and a signature venue by Guy Fieri. 

“It is very exciting to have one of the most decorated players in Rangers history be a part of Texas Live!,” stated Neil Leibman, Chief Operating Officer, Texas Rangers. “Iván Rodríguez is a Hall of Famer in every sense of the word and Pudge’s Pizza is a great addition to the lineup of so many iconic venues that have been developed for Texas Live! It’s hard to believe that the opening is just a few weeks away and everyone with the Rangers organization is looking forward to August 9 with great anticipation.”

“Our vision from day one was to create a world-class destination with Texas Live! that featured a dynamic mix of best-in-class local, regional and national brands that the local community and out of town visitors could enjoy 365 days a year,” stated Taylor Gray, Vice President of Development, The Cordish Companies. “Pudge’s Pizza is the perfect complement to a strong line up of venues that have been announced for the project and will quickly become a fan favorite for our guests to enjoy when Texas Live! opens on August 9.”

Texas Live! is creating over 3,000 new jobs for the City of Arlington and Tarrant County including 2,000 new construction jobs and over 1,000 new permanent jobs. The district is currently seeking applicants for all types of positions from entry level to management opportunities. Positions include but are not limited to Servers, Cooks, Bartenders, Front and Back-of-House, Music Entertainment Specialists, as well as Sales, Marketing, and Promotional Managers. Please visit http://workforcesolutions.net/ to learn more information about joining the Texas Live! team.

About Texas Live!

Texas Live!, in partnership with the Texas Rangers, The Cordish Companies and City of Arlington, TX, is a dynamic $250 million world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality district opening on August 9 in the Arlington Entertainment District. One of the largest and most exciting sports-anchored developments in the country, Texas Live! will open between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and will sit next to the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark, Globe Life Field, when it opens in 2020. Texas Live! features 200,000 square feet of best-in-class local, regional and national dining and entertainment venues including Live! Arena, PBR Texas, Lockhart Smokehouse, Troy’s, Pudge’s Pizza, Sports & Social Arlington and a signature venue from Guy Fieri, as well as a 5,000-capacity outdoor event pavilion, Arlington Backyard. Additionally, a luxury hotel, Live! by Loews - Arlington, TX, is currently under construction and will open in 2019. The first of its kind in the country, the flagship Live! by Loews hotel will blend sports and entertainment with first-class hospitality and superior amenities, providing a spectacular location for meeting, event and conventions, as well as a special destination for sports fans, visitors and families. Live! by Loews – Arlington, TX will feature 302 guest rooms, one-of-a-kind amenity space and 35,000 square feet of meeting, event and convention space. For more information on Texas Live!, visit www.texas-live.com or engage on Texas Live!’s social media channels on Facebook (@txlive), Instagram (@tx_live) and Twitter (@tx_live).