The dome of the SoFi Center — the future home of the TGL — has collapsed.
The new stadium is being constructed on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and will host the league’s first match on Jan. 9.
The SoFi Center will be a 250,000-square-foot venue that will accommodate approximately 1,600 people on match nights. Players will hit off of real grass into a 64×46-foot screen. For shots within 50 yards, players will transition to a custom-built “Green Zone” that is larger than four basketball courts and includes three 15×27-foot Virtual Greens. Each green features 189 actuators and jacks that change the slope of the green to create a variety of play on every TGL hole.
🚨😦❌ #NEW: The dome structure has collapsed at the SoFi Stadium where TGL matches are slated to be played early next year. Unclear how this will affect preparations for the league. (📸: @luckiestgolfer via @flushingitgolf) pic.twitter.com/I4APp249PU
— NUCLR GOLF (@NUCLRGOLF) November 15, 2023
“An overnight failure to the temporary power system used during the construction phase caused partial deflation and limited damage to the air-supported dome section of the site,” according to a statement from TMRW Sports. “The dome section has been further deflated by our crew and will remain down while they work to remedy the situation. There were no injuries, and no technology was impacted. Other work on site will continue.”
On Wednesday, Sahith Theegala was announced as the second member of the Los Angeles Golf Club, joining Collin Morikawa.