Choctaw Stadium Finds New Life with XFL, Co-working Space, and Speakeasy
Photos by Aaron S. Terry, Stadium Journey
Formerly the home of the Texas Rangers, who moved to newly built Globe Life Field next door in 2020, Choctaw Stadium is home to soccer, rugby, and now the XFL – the Arlington Renegades kicked off the 2023 season on February 18th with a 22-20 win over the Vegas Vipers. In fact, so far this season the 3-3 Renegades have notched all three of their victories by 2 points or fewer.
The naming rights for the stadium were acquired in 2021 by Choctaw Casinos & Resorts – one of the most unique features of the stadium is Spark Arlington, a 2-level, 30,000-square-foot coworking space inside the facility, complete with balconies that give occupants a view of the playing field. The coworking space opened just 3 days before the Renegades home opener, and was followed on March 3rd by the grand opening of Hearsay, an upscale restaurant and speakeasy featuring Southern cuisine and a rooftop cigar patio.
The Renegades open every home game with representatives of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association leading the team onto the field. You will also find plenty of concession stands inside, as well as a full-size Arlington Renegades team store at the main entrance – note that the facility is completely cashless, including the parking lots outside the stadium.