Plans are in the works for the construction of Topgolf’s first Albuquerque location.
The popular and fast-growing national recreational entertainment venue is looking at building a 3-story facility that will include 1,500 square feet of event space and some 73 hitting bays at the intersection of I-25 and Montano Road.
The project will go up on a 144-acre site that is the former home of The Beach Waterpark, which closed in 2005.
Officials with the Dallas-based company say they would like the new Albuquerque location to be operational by the spring of 2019, pending city approval.
Topgolf, which has been rapidly expanding its locations in recent years, has been looking at opening up an outlet in Albuquerque for at least the last two years.
The company currently has locations in 24 states. It is building a new site in Glendale, Arizona, on top of the three it already has in that state.
In Colorado, the company has one site up and running in the city of Centennial, and is getting ready to start on a second location in Thornton.
Topgolf facilities typically measure around 65,000 square feet and include a full-service restaurant and bar space, patio, and rooftop terrace.
The company, which also has locations in Great Britain and Australia, enjoys revenues in excess of $756 million. According to a 2016 industry report, each Topgolf location generates upwards of $24 million in annual revenues.
by Garry Boulard
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