News Release Issued: Jun 13, 2017 (8:00am CDT)
Topgolf Aiming for Pennsylvania
The sports entertainment venue will be an anchor for Newbury Market in South Hills of Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf® today officially confirmed that Pittsburgh will be its first location in Pennsylvania. Topgolf will begin construction on the 65,000-square-foot venue in August, and it is expected to open to the public in summer 2018.
Topgolf's economic impact in its local communities is remarkable, creating 500 full- and part-time jobs at each location and serving as an anchor tenant that tends to attract other popular franchises to the area. In fact, its economic output in Pittsburgh alone is expected to exceed $264.5 million over a 10-year-period, according to a third-party audit.
Through the premium experience of play, food and music, Topgolf is inspiring people of all ages and skill levels – even non-golfers – to come together for playful competition. Guests can enjoy point-scoring golf games using microchipped balls that instantly score themselves, showing players the accuracy and distance of their shots on a TV screen in their hitting bay. The venues also feature an outstanding chef-driven menu, top-shelf drinks, big screen TVs and music in climate-controlled hitting bays for all-seasons comfort. Year-round programming includes events for kids and families, social leagues, golf tournaments, golf instruction and more.
Topgolf Pittsburgh will include approximately 3,000 square feet of private event space and 102 hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time. Topgolf estimates it will serve approximately 450,000 visitors in its first year of operation in Pittsburgh. Nearly half of all Topgolf guests describe themselves as "non-golfers."
"The vision for Newbury Market was to create a new heart for the South Hills of Pittsburgh – a one-of-a-kind place in that region. We are elated that Topgolf has chosen to make Newbury its home in the Tri-State area," said Brett Malky, president of EQA, managing partner of Newbury Development Associates. "With the addition of Topgolf and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as anchors for Newbury, we are excited to create a wonderful gathering place for folks far and wide and especially for the residents of South Fayette. Topgolf is committed to being a great neighbor and is a welcome addition to our community."
Topgolf Pittsburgh will sit on 12.5 acres at 5134 Presto Sygan Road in Oakdale. The venue will be located just past the intersection of I-79 and I-50. Topgolf is purchasing the land from Newbury Development Associates, LP.
"We have made finding the perfect location in Pittsburgh a priority over the last several months," said Topgolf Director of Real Estate Development Devin Charhon. "The northeast has seen a very fast-paced population growth, and with the vibrant nature of downtown Pittsburgh, this area has been very attractive for a Topgolf venue. We look forward to offering residents a new destination for year-round indoor and outdoor entertainment."
Residents can track Topgolf's progress in Pittsburgh at facebook.com/topgolfpittsburgh and @Topgolf on Twitter and Instagram.
Topgolf inspires the connections that bring people together for unforgettable good times. Whether it's a date night, girls' night, family outing, happy hour, work breakfast, lunch hour or any other kind of hour, Topgolf makes socializing a sport – literally. Through the premium experience of Play, Food and Music, Topgolf is inspiring people of all ages and skill levels – even non-golfers – to come together for playful competition. Topgolf also brings interactive experiences to the community that facilitate shared moments and deep relationships through Topgolf U golf lessons, weekly leagues, The Topgolf Tour competition, KidZone parties, social and corporate team-building events, and the World Golf Tour (WGT) app. Each venue features high-tech, climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort, delicious food and beverage, live events, music, hundreds of HDTVs and outstanding hospitality. With 33 venues entertaining 10.5 million Guests annually and the world's largest digital golf audience, Topgolf is creating the best times of your life both in-venue and online. To learn more about Topgolf, follow @Topgolf or visit www.topgolf.com.