Topgolf announces flagship Las Vegas location at MGM Grand
Story published at 16:02, Friday, February 20th, 2015
Topgolf International, Inc. has confirmed long-standing rumours that it is building a state-of-the-art flagship location at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Topgolf® hosted a groundbreaking ceremony this week, revealing the renderings for Topgolf Las Vegas. The entertainment destination is expected to open in spring 2016.
Topgolf is the only entertainment centre 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 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 the U.K. 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.