Because a drayage load can mean a few different things, confusion among carriers is common. Many carriers link drayage with going into a port, but that isn't always true. While all drayage loads typically originate from a port of entry, there are often several legs of a drayage journey before a container turns up at its final stop. Legs of a drayage load may include:
You may be thinking, what's so important about drayage? It's such a small step in the container storage transport process. In reality, it's an integral piece needed in the logistics industry and a crucial part of U.S. supply chain management.
To truly understand the importance of drayage, let's use flowers as an example. Most cut flower shipments enter the market from areas in South America until they end up at Dutch auction houses. Once there, wholesalers purchase flowers in bulk and send those products to retail outlets worldwide. Because flowers are perishable, they typically need to be refrigerated and are often shipped in reefer containers. These refrigerated vessels must maintain a certain temp to prevent loss.
Drayage companies like RelyEx allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services. Drayage companies allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind, because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services.
If port drayage is compromised, it can cause delays and even fines. You know the packages you get delivered to your front door from apps like Amazon? Without drayage and drayage brokers, one or two-day shipping times wouldn't even be possible.
As a multi-billion-dollar industry in the U.S. alone, it seems like drayage shipping issues shouldn't exist. But the fact is inefficiencies and congestion are still major problems at ports. Whether it's a lack of carriers, absent chassis, or overburdened terminals, delays lead to missed deadlines, lost revenue, and worse.
But anytime challenges exist, so too do innovative solutions.QUOTE REQUEST
At RelyEx, we like to consider ourselves problem solvers. The nature of the container drayage industry presents new challenges every day, but we're firm believers that there's a solution to every hurdle we encounter. And while some drayage businesses implement a reactive approach, RelyEx customers choose us for our proactive mindset. We take pride in solving your company's drayage challenges to help you avoid frustrating fees, missed expectations, and delayed shipments. We strive to make every transaction successful and streamlined by partnering with shippers who prioritize transparent, prompt, and accurate communication.
RelyEx approaches your business from the customer's perspective - a unique approach that helps us provide high-quality, effective drayage services. We've been in the customers' shoes, know their pain points, and because of that, provide first-hand solutions to stressful supply chain issues. With over 30 years of collective knowledge, our team excels in:
Our varied, high-level drayage shipping experience helps us achieve our overarching goal: expertly managing your freight movement needs. That way, you can direct your time and focus on growing the core aspects of your business while we handle the heavy lifting. Throw in proactive planning to avoid bottleneck situations and strong communication for transparent customer relations, and you can see why so many companies trust RelyEx.
When it comes to shipping logistics, it only takes one mistake by a mediocre worker to disrupt your business. That's why, at RelyEx, we pride ourselves on forming and nurturing relationships with carriers who match our standards of care. Our founding partner started his career transporting freight for companies as an on-demand carrier. He uses that knowledge to maximize the resources of our carriers so that our customer's expectations aren't just met - they're exceeded.
Based in the port city of Arlington, RelyEx has a keen understanding of the challenges of managing the inbound and outbound flow of containers. Our team of container drayage experts provides your business with unique solutions to nuanced shipping problems, minimizing demurrage and ensuring the successful delivery of your freight.
Customers choose RelyEx because:
Some drayage brokers don't care how customers feel about their service as long as they sign a contract and get paid. As a solutions-oriented team, RelyEx takes the opposite approach. We're motivated by the opportunity to overachieve for our customers and to provide them with the best logistics experience possible. With professional experience as carriers and shippers ourselves, we know the roadblocks and challenges you're facing. We excel at mapping out the best plans of action to solve those problems. But that's just the start.
Our tracking experts monitor and manage every aspect of your drayage shipment from booking to delivery, 24/7. Once booked, we look for the availability of your containers hourly once they're at port. When they arrive, our team acts quickly to access your storage containers when they're available.
Plus, RelyEx ensures your company's requirements are met by the carrier during loading and delivery and provide necessary documentation as fast as possible. With real-time tracking updates and access to our customer service professionals, your team has complete visibility throughout the shipping process.
Over the years, RelyEx has built a strong network of drayage carriers, transloading locations, and container storage spaces to provide you with the best possible options to match your drayage service needs. We know that searching for quality service presents an added layer of complexity and stress to our customers. That's why we work hard to take that off your plate by connecting you with our reliable shipping partners.
With a background moving freight as an on-demand carrier, our founding partner understands how to maximize the resources and equipment of our carriers to match your needs.
Like other industries, the global logistics space is complex. Mistakes will be made, and problems will happen. With those truths in mind, RelyEx has built its reputation as problem solvers. Unlike other drayage companies, we don't shy away from this industry's complexities because we take pride in solving problems. Even better, we aim to do what's needed to avoid those problems altogether.
As your logistics partner, we will provide your company with accurate, transparent, and prompt communication. If there are unexpected issues, we'll notify you immediately and will provide several options to remedy the problem. We even offer custom reporting for large clients who need at-the-moment updates and quick access to shipment documentation.
Why let the unpredictability of your industry dictate your success? With a background working in manufacturing, our founders are familiar with the demands of managing production schedules and sales orders. That experience makes it abundantly clear to us that every business and industry is different. If you struggle with seasonal surges or other factors, our team supports your business with a mapped-out plan and schedule, so you stay ahead of the game.QUOTE REQUEST
Typically, shippers need four specific documents to clear shipments through customs: A Bill of Lading (or BOL), a commercial invoice, a packing list, and an arrival notice. Seasoned drayage brokers like RelyEx are used to preparing these documents, but new shippers tend to miss this step due to inexperience.
If a shipper only pays for part of their shipment, a vessel operator may refuse to release their freight until their bill is fully paid. Payment delays lead to cargo detention at the port of entry, which triggers demurrage charges.QUOTE REQUEST
Paperwork is needed when you're shipping goods with a drayage company. When documents like the Certificate of Origin or Bill of Lading arrive at their destination late, you can expect demurrage fees. RelyEx avoids this situation entirely by being proactive when submitting paperwork.
Additional causes for demurrage fees can include:
At RelyEx, we know first-hand how stressful supply chain problems can be for business owners. Though drayage shipping might seem minor on the surface, it affects every stage of your shipping process. And when inevitable hurdles manifest, RelyEx propels you over the proverbial roadblocks with a proactive mindset and a passion for challenging projects. We believe that all problems have a solution, and our unique vantage point allows us to provide first-hand solutions to customers in a wide array of industries.
When it comes to your business, don't settle for anything less than RelyEx. Contact our office today to learn more about how we make your shipping experience streamlined and stress-free.843-885-3082
The busiest new restaurant in town should be the flashy mussels place on Magnolia Avenue.Or it should be that big-name chef’s new French bistro on Hulen Street, or the fancy sushi and Asian fu...
The busiest new restaurant in town should be the flashy mussels place on Magnolia Avenue.
Or it should be that big-name chef’s new French bistro on Hulen Street, or the fancy sushi and Asian fusion restaurant in the historic downtown hotel.
But — no.
Only one new restaurant has lines noon and night.
That’s the new all-you-can-eat sushi, Chinese and Mongolian grill in south Arlington: King Buffet.
The Ye family’s new buffet in a former cafeteria at 300 East Interstate 20 is a 13,000-square-foot amusement park of Asian food.
It’s literally Six Flags Over Sushi. Along with simple Chinese fried rice dishes, there’s a large sushi selection, a made-to-order Mongolian grill, Cajun seafood, American roast beef and even Italian shrimp and pasta dishes.
So far, diners have reported waiting in line up to an hour.
Don’t do that. Wait a few weeks. Or go at mid-afternoon.
The full dinner selection is served fresh at 3:30 p.m., and there’s an early-bird discount Mondays through Thursdays for diners age 60 and older.
Once ubiquitous, Asian buffets have nearly vanished in recent years. The old ones were skimpy or boring.
But restaurants such as the elaborate Asian King Buffet in CityView (not the same as King Buffet) and the table-service all-you-can-eat Japan House in North Richland Hills have proven there is still a market for fried rice or noodles, teriyaki chicken and plates loaded with different sushi rolls or sashimi.
Like its Dallas and Plano cousins, King Buffet offers 10 buffet tables loaded with appetizers, sushi, salads and desserts, far more than previous buffet tenant Furr’s.
The diners here are big families and big eaters.
For $12.49 at weekday lunch, $15.49 at weekday dinner and $16.49 on weekends — cheaper for children and seniors — diners roam the tables piling plates high.
This is dining anarchy. Diners jostle and bump going for the newest batch of crab legs or one more dollop of soft-serve ice cream atop the red-velvet bundt cakes.
But despite the kind of crowd unknown in Arlington anywhere besides Campo Verde at Christmas season, the food is actually off to a good start.
Simple stir-fry items were fresh and not overly breaded. Nothing tasted as if it had been on a steam table for long. The Mongolian grill offered a great selection.
The sushi and sashimi buffet offered more than 12 choices including basics such as tuna, crab, cream cheese and eel-avocado. None of the rolls was overly loaded with mayo or sauces.
The biggest draw was the table in the middle of the buffet labeled “Chili Sauce” with two dozen bottles of sriracha.
Each table also has a giant bottle of sriracha and also a fat bottle of Salsa Valentina.
Look, if you can fill up a buffet plate with food and then cover it with wasabi, sriracha and Salsa Valentina, it really doesn’t matter whether the teriyaki chicken is all white meat.
King Buffet is open daily for lunch and dinner; 817-465-8888, kingbuffetarlington.com.
Even the website this week gave the warning: “Bandwidth limit exceeded.”
This story was originally published August 16, 2023, 5:30 AM.
"The M72 Arlington Pop-Up Shop opens today! Not only will you be able to shop the basic tour line, but also a range of pop-up exclusives, including 72 Seasons splatter vinyl, apparel, accessories, skate decks, YETI x Metallica drinkware, and more. Don't forget to pick up a Fan Card during your visit for a chance at a Snake Pit upgrade."Metallica’s M72 World Tour is set to burst onto the big screen, live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, in cinemas worldwide on Friday, August 18 and Sunday, August 20.Metall...
"The M72 Arlington Pop-Up Shop opens today! Not only will you be able to shop the basic tour line, but also a range of pop-up exclusives, including 72 Seasons splatter vinyl, apparel, accessories, skate decks, YETI x Metallica drinkware, and more. Don't forget to pick up a Fan Card during your visit for a chance at a Snake Pit upgrade."
Metallica’s M72 World Tour is set to burst onto the big screen, live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, in cinemas worldwide on Friday, August 18 and Sunday, August 20.
Metallica and Trafalgar Releasing have revealed a brand-new event trailer for the upcoming Metallica: M72 World Tour Live From Arlington, TX - A Two Night Event, featuring footage captured throughout the band’s European tour stops this summer.
Presented in cinemas worldwide, this unprecedented global theatrical event brings Metallica’s M72 World Tour live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, to the big screen live in cinemas in the U.S., Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela on Friday, August 18 and Sunday, August 20 at 9:15 PM, EDT / 6:15 PM, PDT with encore showings on August 19 (Friday’s concert) and August 21 (Sunday’s concert) at 9 PM, EDT / 6 PM, PDT. Movie audiences in all other exhibiting countries, including throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Oceania, will view the concerts on August 19 (Friday’s concert) and August 21 (Sunday’s concert) as best suited for local time zones. For the most detailed exhibition times and dates by location, visit metallica.film.
View the new event trailer, and the official event trailer, below:
The worldwide cinematic event presents Metallica fans with a unique opportunity to experience - or relive - the band’s acclaimed M72 World Tour. A special event t-shirt created by the band to mark the occasion can be pre-ordered here. .
Metallica: M72 World Tour Live From Arlington, TX – A Two Night Event will see the band playing two nights with two completely different setlists, with songs from across the group’s 40+ year career, ranging from 1983’s debut Kill ‘Em All to 2023’s new release 72 Seasons. You won’t see the same song twice for a total of over 30 songs across both nights.
The M72 tour features a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to center stage so that fans will have a complete 360 view of the show. With a state-of-the-art multi-camera set up, you will feel like you're right in the middle of the action, no matter where you are in the world.
This is a two-night event. Get your tickets for both nights to enjoy the full experience.
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Texas Rangers fans have apparently been watching New York Yankees games.
Famously fans in the right field bleachers at Yankee Stadium have done the “roll call” at the start of each game. The tradition is believed to have started in the late 1990’s, and rapidly became a well known and well loved part of New York baseball.
Clearly, some other fanbases have gotten jealous.
Essentially, Yankees’ fans will chant the name of each player on the field until they’re acknowledged by the player. And that’s exactly what Texas Rangers fans did during Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.
The chants could be heard during the top of the first inning of the broadcast, with the announcers mentioning they were shall we say, appropriating the roll call.
It’s not uncommon for different fanbases to use the same cheers or celebrations. The rapid proliferation of “Seven Nation Army” as a tradition is one such example. Both Penn State and the Baltimore Ravens have been associated with it, but many teams play the song in key moments or with predetermined responses.
“Let’s Go” followed by a team name is another example. The “Let’s Go Mets” chant is ubiquitous at Citi Field, and “Let’s Go Dodgers” is equally common in Los Angeles.
But the roll call is a Yankee Stadium tradition that’s exclusively associated with the right field Bleacher Creatures.
Predictably and understandably, Yankees fans are not happy with the apparent appropriation in Arlington.
But once these traditions start, they’re hard to stop. So Yankee Stadium may have to share some of its traditions with Globe Life Park.
If the Rangers’ PA system starts repeating the names of the players twice as they’re announced, we’ll know something’s really up.
Arlington defensive lineman T.J. Barnes officially announced his retirement from football on Instagram on May 14, 2023, just after the end of the XFL season.Terence Jariviz Barnes (born June 14, 1990) played professional football starting with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013, and ended with the Arlington Renegades in 2023. T.J. also played with the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Legends, New York Guardians, and Massachusetts Pirates.Barnes attended Enterprise High School. He was ranked as the 48th-bes...
Arlington defensive lineman T.J. Barnes officially announced his retirement from football on Instagram on May 14, 2023, just after the end of the XFL season.
Terence Jariviz Barnes (born June 14, 1990) played professional football starting with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013, and ended with the Arlington Renegades in 2023. T.J. also played with the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Legends, New York Guardians, and Massachusetts Pirates.
Barnes attended Enterprise High School. He was ranked as the 48th-best offensive tackle prospect nationally by Rivals.com and also was ranked by Rivals.com as the 18th-best prep prospect in the state of Alabama. Attending college at Georgia Tech. he was selected to the Sporting News 2009 ACC All-Freshman Team following his Freshman season. in 2012, he was selected as a All-ACC Honorable Mention and chosen to participate in the 2012 Raycom Collegiate All-Star Game.
On April 27, 2013, Barnes signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent, but was released on August 30, 2013. On October 9, 2013, Barnes was signed by the New York Jets to join the practice squad. In 2014, Barnes made the 53-man roster, playing in 6 games for the Jets and recording 4 tackles. In 2015, Barnes continued with the Jets, playing in 6 games and recording 3 tackles. The Jets released Barnes on November 12, 2015.
On November 30, 2015, Barnes signed with the Buffalo Bills, where he played in 4 games, starting in 1, and recording one tackle on the season. On August 15, 2016, Barnes was released by the Bills.
On August 17, 2016, Barnes was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Jaguars. On October 20, Barnes was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad, and promoted to the active roster on December 3, 2016. He was released by the Chiefs on June 9, 2017.
In September 2018, Barnes signed with the Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football for the 2019 season. After the AAF suspended football operations, Barnes signed with the Carolina Panthers on April 8, 2019. He was waived on June 11, 2019.
Barnes was drafted in the 4th round during phase three of the 2020 XFL Draft by the New York Guardians. He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.
Barnes signed with the Massachusetts Pirates on October 7, 2020, but announced his retirement from football shortly thereafter. His retirement was short lived as he was activated off the retired list on June 29, 2021.
On November 17, 2022, Barnes was drafted by the Arlington Renegades of the XFL. Barnes lost nearly 70 pounds to get back in shape for the XFL, weighing nearly 420 pounds around Thanksgiving. Barnes finished the 2023 XFL season with 10 tackles and 2 sacks.
Barnes’ sack of D.C. Defenders quarterback Jordan Ta’amu in the final seconds of the third quarter of the XFL Championship Game caused Barnes to raise a fist and strike a pose.
Barnes is proud to retire from football after such a standout season that ended with a championship ring. “To think about where I was a year ago to where I am now, it’s something I didn’t think would even be possible,” Barnes told XFL.com.
Despite the possibility of continuing his playing career, Barnes is content to move on to the next chapter of his life. That includes spending more time with his wife Charlotte, daughters Zuri and Kennedy, and working on forwarding his career as a software developer.
“I don’t want to watch my daughters grow up over FaceTime,” he said. “I knew what was more important for me at the end of the day. I knew what my calling was and who needed me more.”
Looking back, Barnes will always remember certain moments in his professional football career.
“I’ve been able to do all these incredible things in the NFL,” he said. “I’ve played in London and balled out on Monday Night Football. But I never had the chance to go to the playoffs and win a Championship as an underdog. That was the cherry on top, so the XFL is definitely number one for me.”
Good luck to T.J. Barnes and all the best to him and his family in the future.
The Sun (21-9) will try to avoid what would be the team's first three-game losing streak of the season. This will be Connecticut's only home contest during a seven-game stretch.Best Universities compiled a list of the most evenly matched, long-running college football rivalries in the U.S., using data from Stathead. Click for more.Top 15 college football riva...
The Sun (21-9) will try to avoid what would be the team's first three-game losing streak of the season. This will be Connecticut's only home contest during a seven-game stretch.
Best Universities compiled a list of the most evenly matched, long-running college football rivalries in the U.S., using data from Stathead. Click for more.Top 15 college football rivalries
"Every game, every possession matters," Sun coach Stephanie White said. "You really have to be playing the best basketball, the most cohesive basketball of the season. We have to make sure we're physically as well as mentally ready for a playoff push."
Connecticut won the first two meetings against the Wings (16-14) by a combined 11 points before Dallas turned that around with last Saturday's 91-81 victory.
Satou Sabally matched a career high with 28 points in the Wings' win.
"That we can do it, that we belong," Sabally said of the impact of that result. "You just continue to believe in ourselves, and I think (that game) was proof of that."
That was the most recent game for both teams. The Wings, who had lost three straight prior to that outcome, received 23 points from Arike Ogunbowale.
Dallas coach Latricia Trammell and White are potential contenders for WNBA Coach of the Year honors, so they know how to get their respective teams going in the right direction.
White said the Sun have the right combinations and there are generally enough players ready to pick up the team when necessary.
Alyssa Thomas has been a stat-stuffer for the Sun, and she had a strong showing with a season-high 26 points last weekend versus the Wings.
Connecticut will look to get DeWanna Bonner on track Friday. She finished with just three points on Saturday, which was well below her average of 18.3 entering the game.
"We've got to figure out what's best for our team," White said. "The thing we ask for, as coaches, is consistency."
Dallas could have forward Awak Kuier available for more minutes. She was coming off an ankle injury last weekend and played only two minutes against Connecticut.
Following action-packed entertainment and a sold-out crowd soaking up the very best in western sports in March 2023, Teton Ridge, an omnichannel Western lifestyle and entertainment company devoted to elevating the iconic American western way of life, announced today that The American Western Weekend will again call Globe Life Field in Arlington its home on March 8-9, 2024, as part of a newly signed three-year partnership.Teton Ridge will also proudly partner ...
Following action-packed entertainment and a sold-out crowd soaking up the very best in western sports in March 2023, Teton Ridge, an omnichannel Western lifestyle and entertainment company devoted to elevating the iconic American western way of life, announced today that The American Western Weekend will again call Globe Life Field in Arlington its home on March 8-9, 2024, as part of a newly signed three-year partnership.
Teton Ridge will also proudly partner with Concerts West and AEG Presents to produce the event in 2024 and bring fans world-class musical talent. Concerts West and AEG Presents are world leaders in the music and entertainment industries with an unparalleled commitment to artistry, creativity, and community. Their tentpole festivals – including Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, British Summer Time Hyde Park, and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – continue to set the bar for the live music experience. Global tours include The Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, Celine Dion, Luke Combs and more.
“Since acquiring The American Rodeo, Teton Ridge has built out this iconic event to fully live up to being the U.S. Open of Rodeo,” said Joe Loverro, President of Teton Ridge Sports. “We are thrilled to continue working with our incredible partners at the City of Arlington, the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, Globe Life Field and REV Entertainment as we look forward to the next three years bringing the best in rodeo to fans nationwide. The new partnership with Concerts West will further heighten the momentum to include the very best in entertainment- creating a truly unforgettable weekend.”
Having made the move to Globe Life Field in 2023 as the iconic sporting event celebrated its 10th anniversary, the world-class 1.8 million square foot multipurpose sports and entertainment venue boasts the distinctive capabilities to allow for both of the weekend’s marquee events- The Crown Jewel of Rodeo™ and The American Performance Horseman - to have a single, landmark destination throughout the two-day national sporting event.
“The American Western Weekend is one of the biggest event weekends we’ll host all year,” said Sean Decker, President of REV Entertainment. “It brings a tremendous amount of people and economic impact to the community and will be something we look forward to every year at Globe Life Field.”
The American Rodeo is the only rodeo where the Champions in each of the eight rodeo disciplines compete against the Contenders - everyday hardworking cowboys and cowgirls and those that fell outside of the Top 5 (6-20) in the end-of-year standings. In a powerful showdown at the 2023 event, Breakaway roping Contender Jackie Crawford and Tie Down Roping Contender Ty Harris both unseated their individual discipline’s champion therefore splitting $1 million in winnings.
Before all eyes turn to Globe Life Field in March 2024, the road to The American Rodeo will take Contenders through a tournament-style format and ultimately regional finals in Las Vegas, Nevada (Jan. 11-13), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Jan. 18-20) and Lexington, Kentucky (Jan. 25-27). Their efforts will culminate as qualifying Contender athletes in each rodeo discipline punch their ticket to The American Contender Tournament Finals in Abilene, Texas on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Taylor Telecom Arena- just one short month before making their way to Arlington and striding out onto the floor of Globe Life Field.
Following its 2023 industry-defining debut, The American Performance Horseman will again transform Globe Life Field on Friday, March 8, 2024 as the Top 15 horsemen and women in the world take to the dirt.
As the other marquee event of The American Western Weekend, this newly launched phenomenon fuses the elements of history and competition in an ode to the past, present, and future of western performance horse sports. The top five year-end money earning professionals from the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA), National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) will converge for a competitive exhibition format, created by Teton Ridge. The unprecedented team concept pairs five teams of three athletes, partnered with some of the most well-known and respected Quarter Horses in the industry.
Ticketing information for The American Western Weekend 2024, headlining music talent lineup and on-sale dates for March 8-9, 2024, will be announced later in 2023. Fans can subscribe to Teton Ridge Plus for alerts, advance ticketing offers and exclusive presales.
For more information on March 8-9, visit www.americanrodeo.com.
Loews Hotels is adding to its dominance in Arlington with the purchase of a third hospitality property.The New York-based hotel firm – which owns one Arlington Hotel and has another under construction – has acquired the 311-room Sheraton Arlington Hotel just south of Interstate 30.Built in 1984, the 19-story hotel has about 26,000 square feet of meeting space and was last renovated in 2009.Loews Hotels gained control of the hotel – which is on a ground lease from the city of Arlington – from an At...
Loews Hotels is adding to its dominance in Arlington with the purchase of a third hospitality property.
The New York-based hotel firm – which owns one Arlington Hotel and has another under construction – has acquired the 311-room Sheraton Arlington Hotel just south of Interstate 30.
Built in 1984, the 19-story hotel has about 26,000 square feet of meeting space and was last renovated in 2009.
Loews Hotels gained control of the hotel – which is on a ground lease from the city of Arlington – from an Atlanta-based real estate firm, county records show. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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Control of the hotel was transferred to a company called Go For Three LLC, which listed Loews’ chief business officer Constantine Dimas as its senior vice president. A deed of trust listed $150 million in debt connected to the transaction.
Loews Hotel representatives confirmed the purchase but offered no details about plans for the property.
“Loews Hotels & Co has acquired the 14-acre Sheraton in Arlington,” Loew’s Sarah Murov said in an email. “We continue to evaluate the site in conjunction with our long-term vision for Arlington. Loews Hotels is a strong believer in Arlington given our existing sizeable commitment to the destination.”
The hotel company in Arlington is building the $550 million Loews Arlington Hotel and convention center started in 2021 between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Field and Choctaw Stadium, the Rangers’ former home.
The high-rise hotel project includes 888 rooms, 266,000 square feet of meeting space and the 150,000-square-foot Arlington Convention Center.
The new hotel, which opens early next year, will be connected by a skybridge to the $150 million Live! By Loews-Arlington hotel that opened in 2019.
With the Sheraton purchase, Loews now has almost 1,500 hotel rooms open or on the way in Arlington’s entertainment district.
WNBA teams are scoring at near record levels thanks in strong part to a quicker pace of play and some impressive individual efforts.Teams are averaging 82.6 points a game this season, just a shade under the full-season record set in 2018 of 82.8. During the bubble season in 2020 each team played just 22 games but the league scoring average was 83 points.All of those totals are up about seven points a game from a decade ago.“There are more possessions now for teams,” Las Vegas Aces coach Becky Hammon said. &ld...
WNBA teams are scoring at near record levels thanks in strong part to a quicker pace of play and some impressive individual efforts.
Teams are averaging 82.6 points a game this season, just a shade under the full-season record set in 2018 of 82.8. During the bubble season in 2020 each team played just 22 games but the league scoring average was 83 points.
All of those totals are up about seven points a game from a decade ago.
“There are more possessions now for teams,” Las Vegas Aces coach Becky Hammon said. “That leads to more scoring.”
Hammon’s team is leading the league averaging 94.0 points — 0.1 more than the 2010 Phoenix Mercury, who hold the record.
There have been several impressive individual efforts. New York’s Breanna Stewart already has scored 40 or more points in three games; it’s the first time anyone has accomplished that feat in the same season.
Stewart is not the only one putting up big numbers. There have been 10 40-point games this season and most teams have at least 10 games left so that number could rise.
“You see a lot of 40-point games this year, and I think that we’re just continuing to get eyes on women’s basketball,” Stewart said after scoring 42 on Sunday against Indiana.
There had been only 15 40-point games in the league’s history coming into this season.
Players are also being efficient with their scoring too. Stewart only took 23 shots on Sunday against the Fever. She only took 21 when she had a career-high 45 points in her New York home debut and 20 when she dropped 43 against Phoenix.
Stewart joined elite company with the scoring outbursts. Diana Taurasi (four times) and Maya Moore (three times) are the only other players to have reached the 40-point plateau that many times in their careers.
Las Vegas forward A’ja Wilson might reach that number soon herself. She had a career-best 40-point effort last week — without making a 3-pointer. Something that no other player has ever done.
It’s not just individual and team scoring that’s up. There have been nine triple-doubles this season. Combined with the four that occurred last season and half the 26 that have been recorded in the league’s history have been posted in the last two years.
AP WNBA POLL
Las Vegas still leads the way with New York right behind the Aces once again. Connecticut, Dallas and Minnesota were the next three. Washington, Los Angeles and Chicago followed the Lynx. Seattle, Phoenix and Indiana round out the poll.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Wilson had another strong week averaging 29.7 points, 11.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals to help Las Vegas win all three of its games. Other players receiving votes included Stewart and Nneka Ogwumike of Los Angeles.
GAME OF THE WEEK
New York at Las Vegas, Thursday. The two teams play against each other for the Commissioner’s Cup title on Tuesday and then again in a regular season matchup Thursday. Each team has won on its home court. The teams will meet for a final time in the regular season on Aug. 28 in New York.
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