Spark, the coworking brand from Cordish, is set to move into the southeast corner of the repurposed Choctaw Stadium.
Comprising 30,000 square feet across two levels, the coworking space in Arlington, Texas, features both private and shared workstations; 61 private offices; 17 suites for up to seven people; meeting rooms for teams of up to 40 people; and event space for up to 150 people. There’s also an on-site podcast studio and balconies that offer a view of the stadium field.
Created as a collaboration space for both solopreneurs and small companies, the coworking provider has already secured membership from 23 companies even before officially opening. Members that have signed on include a digital marketing agency, a global engineering services firm and an event staff agency.
As home to the Arlington Renegades (football) and the Dallas Jackals (rugby), amongst others, the stadium will continue to host sports events, including games from the XFL — another organization that has already signed on to be a member at Spark. In addition, the multi-use facility will also serve as the headquarters for Six Flags Entertainment and the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau within its 200,000 square feet of commercial office and retail space.
Located between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Field and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T stadium, the new coworking space is part of Texas Live!, a $250 million entertainment district that opened in 2018 as a partnership between The Cordish Companies and Texas Rangers.
The opening of Spark Arlington continues the momentum of a wider $1.25 billion vision for the Arlington Stadium district that includes the forthcoming National Medal of Honor Museum and One Rangers Way residential building. These new developments, which will be under construction soon, will join square feet of restaurants; a 5,000-capacity outdoor event pavilion; and a 300-room hotel and convention center — Live! by Loews.
Today, Cordish is one of the most recognizable developers of upscale, mixed-use entertainment properties in the U.S., and Arlington will be Spark‘s fourth coworking location, but it’s not the first time the company has chosen the setting of a major league ballpark: Spark St. Louis, which opened in 2021, is part of the Ballpark Village — the sport-anchored, mixed-use development from parent company Cordish and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Spark opened its first coworking space in the heart of downtown Baltimore in 2016. Its second location, Spark KC, opened in downtown Kansas City, Mo., in early 2021.