Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf today announced Glendale as its fourth location planned in Arizona. Pending City Council approval, the facility will begin construction on the 65,000-square-foot venue later this year, with an expected opening toward the end of 2018.
“We are hopeful to welcome Topgolf, a premier name in entertainment, as the newest addition to the greater Glendale Sports and Entertainment District,” said Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps. “Topgolf and this vibrant, dynamic area are a perfect match and would offer residents and visitors alike fun entertainment options. This signature opportunity would go a long way in furthering the type of quality growth Glendale is attracting to this thriving district.”
Topgolf Glendale will be located along the northwest corner of 101 and Bethany Home Road. The 13.1-acre property will be purchased from the City of Glendale.
Topgolf’s economic impact in its local communities is remarkable, creating 500 full- and part-time jobs at each venue and serving as an anchor tenant that tends to attract other popular franchises to the area. In fact, its economic output in Glendale alone is expected to exceed $264.5 million over a 10-year-period, according to a third-party audit.
“Topgolf Glendale would be a great addition to the already booming Phoenix market,” said Topgolf Chief Development Officer Chris Callaway. “With two locations on the east side in Scottsdale and Gilbert, Topgolf Glendale would serve the West Valley with another option for entertainment.”
Both the Gilbert and Scottsdale venues have paved the way for the company’s expansion throughout the state, with more than 2.6 million visits since opening their doors. In March, Topgolf announced it will open Topgolf Tucson this winter.
The three-level Glendale location – which would be open year-round – includes up to 3,000 square feet of private event space and climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time. Callaway estimates that the facility would serve approximately 450,000 visitors in its first year of operation. Approximately half of all Topgolf guests describe themselves as “non-golfers.”
Residents can track Topgolf’s progress in Glendale at Facebook.com/topgolfglendale and @Topgolf on Twitter and Instagram.