Monday, March 21, 2016

Topgolf Shows Interest in El Paso, But Where?

With Topgolf's announcement last week that it is looking to expand into the El Paso area, it leads us to wonder... where should it go?

A typical Topgolf facility includes a three-level structure with "bays" on each floor. The national chain is looking to expand into the El Paso market. (Topgolf)

Topgolf, a driving range entertainment venue, announced last week that it wants to expand to small and mid-sized cities, including El Paso. Topgolf locations vary in size but typically require around 15 acres of space.

The facilities are usually three story structures with about 100 "bays," seating areas around the driving tee that fit up to six adults.

Topgolf patrons gather in "bays" and look on as one person is in play. (Topgolf)
Far East, West, and Northeast El Paso seemingly offer the most options for a Topgolf location, which could be built near or in conjunction with a shopping complex. In recent years, City of El Paso officials have expressed a desire to bring Topgolf to the city.

This photo shows the lobby of the Topgolf location in San Antonio. (Topgolf)

The fringes of the city may provide the most options, property-wise. The East Side has the most people, while the Northeast and West Side offer the most scenic options.

A bar area at the Topgolf location in The Colony, Texas. (Topgolf)

Nearer to the city's center, it would be difficult for Topgolf to find a suitably sized property on which to build. The most central possibility could be the former Asarco property near the University of Texas at El Paso, which is just two miles northwest of Downtown.

What do you think? Where would the most ideal location be for Topgolf in El Paso? Leave a comment here or head over to our Facebook page to give us your opinion.

9 comments:

  1. I believe the best place would be at or on the Cohen Stadium property in Northeast El Paso.

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    1. Why the Cohen Stadium? How about downtown with all the other projects!

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  2. I agree. That property has a lot of potential and offers great scenic views of the Franklin mountains. This project along with the Hunt development going up nearby on Dyer and Diana could help to revitalize the area.

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    1. I do truly believe that would be ideal with some new condos restaurants and shops within proximity of this and convert Cohen stadium into a outdoor music venue with tall columns supporting a shade canopy and stage built in the outfield. Just an idea lets convert the northeast into a entertainment and sports district with modernise condos, health clubs pro. Bike shops and fun restaurants. After all land is currently cheaper in north sector. And the younger people would have something to do.

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  3. Cohen Stadium/Northeast would be perfect! Great scenic views of the highest peak and a nice mid- point between Downtown, West, and East side. Plus with US 54 and the newly completed loop down trans-mountain it would make it easy access to anyone from any side of town. Easy decision Topgolf!

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  4. Cohen stadium/Northeast would be the best location.

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  5. Why the Cohen Stadium? How about on the same property with the transfer center? How about downtown with all the other BS Sports projects...

    Everyone sure love downing the northeast!!!! For the core group of us that have been trying to get some nice things that the rest of El Pasoans have, everyone loves to just screw us over!

    I agree the Northeast would love to have something like this out here but lets be real!!! Let the schools play ball in Cohen as we all know the Foster/hunt group will not let them do it downtown!

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  7. Here the lighting is a little brighter than lounge setting, and you can sit at one of their many tables, or grab a seat by the bar. With a large menu of beers, you might have trouble picking just one. The music at this event space San Francisco is always upbeat with a mixture of rock and pop, and the food menu is large as well as their seating.

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