Pudge’s Pizza To Open At Texas Live!

Andrew Greenstein
June 27, 2018 - 4:10 pm

KRLD's Andrew Greenstein


ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - Yet another legendary North Texas athlete will have an establishment at the new Texas Live! entertainment complex.

“The Rangers and the Cordish Group are pleased to announce Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez has partnered with us to open Pudge’s Pizza,” announced Rangers Chief Operating Officer Neil Leibman at an event at the Capital One Club at Globe Life Park.

Pudge Rodriguez, whose number 7 already adorns the left-field facade at Globe Life Park, says this is something that he’s always wanted to do.

“It was something that we discussed a long time ago,” Pudge said. “And, yes, Pudge eats pizza, of course. I love pizza.”

Pudge says he plans on being an active owner.

“It’s not that my name is going to be there,” Pudge said. “I’m going to be there. I’m going to spend time there with the people, with the fans.”

Some pizzas will be Pudge’s own creations, including The Vega Baja, The 20-20 and The Texas Slinger.

Leibman was thrilled to welcome Pudge into the fold at Texas Live!.

“This restaurant will ensure his legacy continues within the Rangers and in Texas,” said Leibman.

Like the rest of Texas Live!, Pudge’s Pizza will open August 9th.