The golf entertainment company has broken ground on The Strip; destination will open spring 2016
LAS VEGAS – Feb. 18, 2015 – Topgolf International, Inc. today confirmed long-standing rumors that it is building a state-of-the-art flagship location at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Topgolf® hosted its groundbreaking ceremony this morning, revealing the renderings for Topgolf Las Vegas. The entertainment destination is expected to open in spring 2016.
Topgolf is the only entertainment center of its kind, offering competitive golfing games for all ages and skill levels and advanced technology to track the accuracy and distance of players’ shots. The four-level, 105,000-square-foot Topgolf Las Vegas will sit on eight acres and overlook a 215-yard outfield. There will be 102 hitting bays among the first three levels while the fourth level will showcase VIP areas with water features. The building’s plans also include a stage for live musical performances and 3,000 square feet of private meeting space. The facility will comfortably cater to intimate events ranging from 10 to 2,000 people.
“Topgolf Las Vegas is unlike anything we have ever endeavored to build,” said Topgolf Executive Chairman Erik Anderson. “After three years of planning, Topgolf and MGM Grand are bringing the boldest new concept in sports entertainment to the entertainment capital of the world. This gleaming flagship location will host millions of Topgolf fans when they come to Las Vegas, bring our exciting new concept to MGM’s global clientele, and introduce the millions of other visitors to Topgolf who are attracted to Las Vegas every year in search of the latest innovations in entertainment and fun.”
The facility was designed by YWS Architects, and the general contractor is McCarthy Construction with ARCO/Murray National Construction acting as consultants. Las Vegas native Bryan O’Reilly, working as Topgolf’s local partner, was instrumental in bringing the deal to closure. Topgolf noted that 34th Floor Hospitality is providing consulting services on its facility operations.
“The Topgolf atmosphere features a high-energy, interactive sports and entertainment experience never-before-seen in Las Vegas,” said MGM Grand President & COO Scott Sibella. “Our partners have proven themselves as a successful brand in multiple markets nationwide and we look forward to our future relationship.”
Topgolf Las Vegas is expected to serve upward of one million visitors in its first year of operation. Nearly half of all Topgolf guests describe themselves as “non-golfers.” Founded in 2000, Topgolf’s popularity has been soaring in the U.S. More than four million people played in 2014. Its economic impact in the community is also remarkable, creating hundreds of jobs at each location. Topgolf’s economic output in Las Vegas is expected to exceed $700 million over a 10-year period.
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About MGM Grand
MGM Grand is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience. A variety of luxurious suites and standard accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and AAA Five Diamond and Michelin three star restaurant, Joël Robuchon; world-class entertainment at the MGM Grand Garden Arena; the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; master illusionist David Copperfield; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub; a pampering spa and salon; and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot, non-smoking conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).
Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community creating the best times of your life, with 16 locations serving more than 4 million guests annually. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Each facility offers an upscale and playful experience, featuring an impressive food and beverage menu, music, games, climate-controlled hitting bays, and hundreds of HDTVs. Topgolf also brings fun, interactive experiences to the community through its Topgolf U lessons, leagues, tournaments, KidZone parties, and social and corporate events. Topgolf is a privately held company, with majority ownership belonging to Erik Anderson of WestRiver Managmeent, Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) and Tom Dundon. To learn more about Topgolf, visit www.topgolf.com.