Arlington Out of Bid for Amazon HQ2 Chase, Reveals Incentive Details

The city of Arlington has released details of its incentive package for Amazon after announcing the city was no longer in the running for the company's second headquarters.

Arlington had proposed converting Globe Life Park into Amazon's sprawling new headquarters known as HQ-2.

"It's 25 years old, it's still a great structure," said Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams. "The opportunites here are phenomenal."

Arlington said it "remains very supportive" of the region's ongoing effort to land the headquarters.

"I think there's still a chance for North Texas," Williams said. "I really hope it happens. It will benefit everyone in North Texas and our great state if it comes."

It remained unclear which other cities in North Texas may still be on Amazon's list.

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price issued a statement saying Fort Worth continues working closely with the Dallas Regional Chamber.

"We know the list has been narrowed," she said. "Fort Worth remains supportive of the region's efforts."

The statement did not elaborate on Fort Worth's status with Amazon.

In a separate statement, the Dallas Regional Chamber said it was up to individual cities to reveal details about their bids.

Arlington proposed the 200-plus-acre Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers baseball team, as the potential site. The team will move into a new stadium in 2020.

Arlington offered incentives valued at a projected $921 million that included a 10-year property tax abatement.

Williams said about eight Amazon executives met secretly with city leaders at the ballpark in February and seemed interested in more than just incentives.

"They are very interested in their international employees being able to fit into a city," he said.

Amazon notified the city within the last few weeks that it was no longer a candiate.

Williams said the city would continue to try to lure other businesses to the ballpark.

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