Major League Cricket (MLC) is breaking ground on a world-class cricket stadium in North Texas. Last month, the MLC secured$120 million to fund updates to a stadium in Grand Prairie (~25 minutes from downtown Fort Worth) as it prepares to transform the US cricket landscape and launch the country’s first-ever Twenty20 cricket league. Here’s what that means.
The Grand Prairie stadium will be the largest cricket stadium in the US. | Rendering via MLC
What is cricket? 🏏
The sport was created in England back in 1725 and is played widely across the world. Cricket is similar to baseball in that it’s a bat-and-ball game played between two teams. Teams (made up of 11 players) can score runs by hitting the ball thrown by a player on the opposing team, across the boundary. If you need a better explainer of how to play (because we did) — watch here.
The style of cricket that will be played is called Twenty20 — one of the three current forms of cricket recognized as being at the highest international level by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
DYK: The Men’s National Team is currently ranked 19th in the world. | Rendering via MLC
Field of dreams 🏟️
The plan is to turn the old AirHogs minor league baseball stadium in Grand Prairie into a professional cricket oval this summer. The stadium (at 1600 Lone Star Pkwy.) was used between 2008-2020 by the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. The final season for the AirHogs was canceled due to the pandemic.
The revamped Grand Prairie Stadium will hold between 15,000-20,000 people (an addition of about 10,000+ seats) and feature luxury suites and premium amenities. It’s expected to host several cricket matches throughout the year with games by the MLC, minor league, and semi-pro + international clubs.
Once the stadium is complete in 2023, the venue will bid to host games at the 2024 Men’s World Cup — one of the biggest global events to be co-hosted by the US and the West Indies. It will also become the home base for the USA Cricket National team and feature a High Performance Center.
Plant Swap | Wed., June 15 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Lazy Daisy Coffee Bar, 6475 Camp Bowie Blvd. | Free | Hang out with plants and peeps as you learn all about local community gardens, farms + food pantries. 🪴
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Nearly 2,000 homes are expected to be built near Eagle Mountain Lake once city council approves zoning. Developer PMB Capital Investments is in charge of the project near the intersection of Morris Dido Newark Road + Bonds Ranch Road. If approved, construction could start in early 2023. 🏘️ (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
The beloved Cowtown Farmers Market on the west side is moving from Benbrook Traffic Circle in August. The 38-year-old farmers market said its current property was sold and the new owners gave them a notice to vacate within 60 days. The market is still looking for a new home. 🥦
We’ve got some lit news — Cheba Hut Toasted Subs will open near Magnolia Avenue at 1217 8th St. on Mon., June 27. The sandwichshop serves up “munchies” and other cannabis-inspired items like non-alcoholic drinks called “Cottonmouth Cures.” 🥪
A reminder that most city offices will be closed on Mon., June 20 to observe the Juneteenth holiday. City hall, some community centers, and animal shelters will close while trash recycling and municipal golf courses will remain open. Find more info on specific closures.
Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem Gyna Bivens was namedvice-chair of the Regional Transportation Council. Having served on the council since August 2021, she will help lead the 44-member transportation policy-making body over the next year. Her position includes development planning, allocating funds + proposing projects to the Texas Transportation Commission.
Former Grapevine resident Post Malone is bringing his Twelve Carat Tour to Dickies Arena on Wed., Oct. 26. The pop star is also bringing rapper Roddy Rich as a guest star. Tickets go on sale Fri., June 17 at 10 a.m. 🎤
Wild Acre Brewing Company is celebrating its sixth anniversary this Sat., June 18 with a block party. Head out to the brewery at 11 a.m. to try six exclusive beers with a souvenir glass and rock out to the Poo Live Crew. Tickets are $25. 🎉
Want to win some free stuff? The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) is giving two people a two-night stay at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, eight regional day passes + four tickets to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the Fort Worth Zoo. Enter by Fri., June 17.
Texas Pie Fest is on Sat., June 18 + local shop Sweet Lucy’s Pies will be in attendance. Head to Tate Farms (12992 S. FM 548) in Rockwall for a pie fight, pie throwing, baking contest + sampling. The dog and family-friendly festival is free for children 10 and under. 🥧
Buckle up y’all — Billy Bob’s Texas just dropped some major news. The 2022 Texas Country Music Awards return to Cowtown on Sun., Nov. 13. The country celebrations will feature headliners like Terry McBride & the Ride. Tickets go on sale Fri., June 17 at 10 a.m. 🎵
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Jon’s Grille — One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year is expected to welcome customers by the end of July.
Local brothers, chef Jon Bonnell and Dr. Rick Bonnell, are teaming up to open the burger and barbecue joint near TCU at 2905 W. Berry St. The siblings are using beef from cattle raised on their family’s ranch near Granbury and have said early taste tests are “exceptional.” Stay updated on their Instagram.
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Editor’s pick:In case you missed it — a mysterious creature popped up at the Fort Worth Zoo in the middle of the night, and it’s not the only case of the unidentified object. Last week, the Amarillo Zoo + San Antonio Zoo also reported seeing unusual creatures. Got any guesses about who was roaming our zoo? Our bet is on Brazos, the baby African elephant.
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