The long-awaiting Topgolf location near I-10 and Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge has broken ground, the company announced on Tuesday.

The three-story, 55,000 square foot facility will be located on the old Tinseltown movie theater's lot and is expected to open in late 2018 or early 2019.

The venue will feature 1,500 square feet of private event space and 72 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time.

"We can't think of a better way to celebrate Fat Tuesday than with this announcement regarding our first venue in Louisiana," said Topgolf Chief Development Officer Chris Callaway. "Our location along the I-10 corridor is ideal, offering numerous dining, shopping and entertainment options. Topgolf will offer a new, interactive experience that is fun for any occasion."

Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is excited for Topgolf's maiden Bayou State destination. "We are thrilled that Topgolf is coming to Baton Rouge, marking its first location in the state of Louisiana," she said in a news release.

The new sports and entertainment facility will bring some 325 full and part-time jobs to Baton Rouge.

Keep tabs on the progress of the construction at the venue's Facebook page.

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