Topgolf Targets Indianapolis for Expansion, Announces Intent to Build in Fishers
The global golf entertainment company plans three-level, 65,000-square-foot venue
INDIANAPOLIS – Jan. 18, 2016 – Golf entertainment leader Topgolf International today announced Fishers as its first location planned in Indiana. Pending approval from the Fishers City Council at its meeting tomorrow, Topgolf® would begin construction on the 65,000-square-foot venue later this year with an expected opening of spring 2017.
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. Those who just want to relax can enjoy the upscale, laid-back ambiance that boasts more than 230 high-definition flat-screen TVs and an extensive food and beverage menu. The proposed Fishers venue would be located along 116 th Street near Cumberland Road.
“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 Topgolf Vice President of Real Estate Development Zach Shor. “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 three-level location – which would be open year-round – includes 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. Nearly half of all Topgolf guests describe themselves as “non-golfers.”
“Topgolf is an innovative leader in the industry with a one-of-a-kind product, and we are very excited about the proposal,” said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. “The project fits our vision for the city and will offer a unique, state-of-the-art entertainment option for our residents and visitors to this community. Frequently lauded by national media as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies, Topgolf fits our vision.”
Topgolf’s economic impact in its local communities is remarkable, creating 450 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 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,” said 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.”
Residents can track Topgolf’s progress in Fishers at facebook.com/topgolffishersand @TopgolfIndy on Twitter and Instagram.
Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community creating the best times of your life, with 24 locations serving a projected 8 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. To learn more about Topgolf, visit www.topgolf.com.