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Topgolf Announces Plans To Build Venue In Glendale

A TopGolf location in Colorado.
(Photo courtesy of TopGolf)
A TopGolf location in Colorado.

As TopGolf makes plans to build its first West Valley location, Glendale is looking ahead to see just how this new venue will impact the city.

The luxury driving range located near University of Phoenix stadium is supposed to create about 500 jobs once its up and running.

TopGolf announced plans to build its fourth Arizona venue in Glendale on vacant city-owned property near the University of Phoenix stadium.

Glendale economic development director Brian Friedman said the venue will generate up to $264 million over 10 years.

“More and more the West Valley will begin to create these types of opportunities for base employment as well as sporting and entertainment options,” Friedman said. “It’s just a very, very exciting time to be in Glendale and be working in the West Valley.”

Construction is scheduled to begin this fall, and the venue is planned to open in late 2018.

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Casey Kuhn reports from KJZZ’s West Valley Bureau. She comes to Phoenix from the Midwest, where she graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.Kuhn got her start in radio reporting in college at the community public radio station, WFHB. She volunteered there as a reporter and worked her way up to host the half-hour, daily news show. After graduating, she became a multimedia reporter at Bloomington's NPR/PBS station WFIU/WTIU, where she reported for and produced a weekly statewide news television show.Since moving to the Southwest, she’s discovered a passion for reporting on rural issues, agriculture and the diverse people who make up her community.Kuhn was born and raised in Cincinnati, where her parents instilled in her a love of baseball, dogs and good German beer. You’ll most likely find her around the Valley with a glass of prosecco in one hand and a graphic novel in the other.She finds the most compelling stories come from KJZZ’s listeners.