Topgolf Int’l Selects Indianapolis for Expansion
- Jan 27, 2016
By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor
Indianapolis–The Fishers City Council has unanimously approved Topgolf International’s plans to develop a three-level, 65,000-square-foot entertainment venue on 116th Street near Cumberland Road. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2017.
Officials have agreed to waive approximately $670,000 in city fees for the upcoming development, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported. The project will be located east of the planned Ikea store in Fishers, which has also received the council’s green light.
As the only entertainment center of its kind, Topgolf offers competitive golfing games for all ages and skill levels, and advanced technology to track the accuracy and distance of players’ shots.
“As we look to expand in the Midwest, Indianapolis is a key market that has been on Topgolf’s radar for a long time,” said Zach Shor, Topgolf vice president of Real Estate Development. “Fishers offers a centralized location in the state and close proximity to Indianapolis. It’s a vibrant community that is frequently recognized as a top place to live and work, and we hope to provide residents a new destination for entertainment.”
The new facility would be open year-round, offering up to 3,000 square feet of private event space and 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time. Shor estimates that Topgolf Fishers would serve approximately 450,000 visitors in its first year of operation. Company officials also say that nearly half of all Topgolf guests describe themselves as “non-golfers.”
Topgolf has a significant economic impact in the area of its local communities, creating 450 full- and part-time jobs at each venue and serving as an anchor tenant that tends to attract other popular franchises. The company’s economic output in Fishers alone is expected to exceed $264.5 million over a 10-year period, according to a third-party audit.
“The special thing about Topgolf is that you don’t have to be a golfer to have fun at our venue,” added Shor. “We have something for everyone, from a KidZone program for families to social leagues and live music for adults. Topgolf is a perfect spot for a family day out, a date night, a business meeting or even just dinner with friends.”
Image courtesy of Topgolf International