VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf entertainment leader Topgolf International opened its doors to a third location in Virginia on Dec. 28. Tomorrow evening marks the official opening celebration with a private VIP grand opening party. The new 65,000-square-foot venue is the company's 24th worldwide.
The private VIP grand opening party will feature music and entertainment, prize giveaways, complimentary food, drinks and, of course, Topgolf® play. Celebrity appearances will include: former Major League Baseball star Michael Cuddyer, Kansas City Royals pitcher Tim Collins, former New Orleans Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks, Norfolk State University Football Coach Latrell Scott, comedians Alex Scott and Finesse Mitchell, along with z104 Radio Personality Shaggy. A Red Bull DJ will be leading a dance party on the rooftop terrace. Invited guests include Topgolf Virginia Beach Platinum Members, community leaders and social media contest winners.
Topgolf is a one-of-a-kind golf entertainment experience with seven competitive games and advanced technology to track the accuracy and distance of players' shots. Constructed by ARCO/Murray, the three-level Topgolf Virginia Beach includes: 102 climate-controlled hitting bays; a full-service restaurant and three bars; more than 250 high-definition flat-screen TVs; a rooftop terrace with fire pits; and 3,000 square feet of private event space. The Topgolf app, available for free download on iTunes and Google Play, allows users to change the channel on the TV in each hitting bay.
"The Virginia Beach community has already shown amazing enthusiasm for Topgolf with the recent sellout of our New Year's Eve party," said Topgolf Director of Operations Michael Matley. "We are excited to introduce many more special events and programming for all ages and serve as a new entertainment destination for both residents and tourists alike."
Topgolf hired approximately 450 local residents to staff the Virginia Beach venue. Company officials estimate that this location will serve 450,000 visitors in its first year of operation. The estimated 10-year economic output is $264.5 million, according to a third-party audit.
Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community creating the best times of your life, with 24 locations serving 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 venue 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.
Director of Corporate Communications, Topgolf
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