Design & Development

TGL reveals new venue renderings as launch date set

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New renderings of SoFi Center, the purpose-built venue that will host the tech-focused TGL golf league, have been released today (Monday) as it was announced that the tournament will launch on January 7, 2025.

TGL had been due to launch in January 2024 but it was announced in November that the league would debut in early 2025 after the host venue suffered damage.

Earlier this month, it was reported that TMRW Sports, the company behind TGL, was planning on building a steel venue to stage the tournament. The original venue’s dome deflated due to adverse weather conditions, which caused damage to the air-supported dome section of the site.

The new steel-supported structure will still be located on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The venue will span 250,000 square feet, with TGL hoping the facility will create an intimate and unique greenside experience for fans.

SoFi Center will feature 1,500 seats wrapping around TGL’s field of play. Matches will start with teams teeing off from real grass tee boxes to play custom-designed, virtual holes projected onto a 3,000-square-foot screen.

Once teams are inside approximately 50 yards they will transition to live action and finish each hole within TGL’s GreenZone, a 22,475-square-foot short game complex that transforms between holes.

The first three matches of the inaugural TGL season are scheduled for the first three Tuesdays of January 2025. The competition will air on ESPN and will benefit from promotion during the broadcaster’s coverage of the NFL and College Football Playoff.

Mike McCarley, founder and chief executive of TMRW Sports, said: “January is a tremendous time of year for fans looking for prime time sports and TGL’s launch will complement the start of the PGA Tour season and take advantage of ESPN’s promotional machine across their coverage of the NFL and college football playoffs.

“We’re grateful for our tremendous partner SoFi, who shares in our vision to harness technology to create new approaches within traditional institutions. As construction proceeds on SoFi Center, we’re eager to introduce sports fans to TGL as we focus on the league’s debut this coming January.”

Personal finance company SoFi agreed a deal to sponsor TGL’s host venue in October as part of a multi-year deal that also included presenting sponsorship of the league itself.

Six teams based in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Jupiter (Florida) were confirmed to compete in the inaugural TGL season.