The TopGolf team has been blown away by the support and enthusiasm we've seen from the people of Oklahoma since we first announced our interest in the market.
Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) January 27, 2014
Golf entertainment leader TopGolf International, Inc. today announced it will open its flagship Oklahoma location in Oklahoma City next spring. The company will begin construction on the site, located near Quail Springs Mall at the southwestern quadrant of N. Western Avenue and the John Kilpatrick Turnpike, early this year.
Last September, TopGolf® announced it was actively seeking a site in Oklahoma. The new 65,000-square-foot facility will feature: 102 hitting bays that can accommodate up to six players at one time; a full-service restaurant and bars, 4,000 square feet of private event space; a rooftop terrace, and more. The project is being funded through TopGolf’s investors and EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR), a $3.4 billion specialty real estate investment trust (REIT).
“The TopGolf team has been blown away by the support and enthusiasm we’ve seen from the people of Oklahoma since we first announced our interest in the market,” said TopGolf Chief Development Officer Randy Starr. “Oklahoma City officials have also been a great partner in bringing this deal to closure. We are now anxiously awaiting our opportunity to offer residents another entertainment attraction.”
Oklahoma City is the company’s 16th confirmed location, following San Antonio and Tampa. Starr estimates it will serve approximately 425,000 visitors in its first year of operation. Its 10-year total fiscal impact (including direct sales tax, property tax, business tax, etc.) will exceed $31 million. TopGolf also expects to hire approximately 400-450 associates at the new facility, creating 100 full-time positions.
TopGolf is the emerging global leader in golf entertainment, with 10 locations serving more than 2 million guests annually. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while also awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Each facility offers an upscale, laid-back experience that features climate-controlled hitting bays and an impressive food and beverage menu crafted by an executive chef. Mix in dynamic event spaces for groups of all sizes, and TopGolf stands as the premier entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets the neighborhood’s favorite hangout. To learn more about TopGolf, visit http://www.topgolf.com.
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