ClubCorp Announces Plans to Open "The Baylor Club" in Waco
New Alumni Club to be Located in New Baylor Stadium
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ClubCorp has announced its newest private member alumni club to be located in the new $260-million riverfront McLane Stadium being constructed on the Baylor University campus. Slated to open its doors – along with the completion of the stadium – in time for the first Baylor Bears 2014 home game Aug. 31, The Baylor Club will serve as a gathering spot for alumni, faculty and staff, along with the Waco professional, civic and social community.
“We are excited about opening The Baylor Club and about ClubCorp becoming an integral part of the university and local community,” said Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp’s president and CEO. “Our university-aligned clubs have proven to be extremely popular venues where members can gather and take pride in their alma mater and their city.”
The Baylor Club is one of nine additions to ClubCorp’s overall portfolio in the past 12 months, reinforcing the company’s goal of continued growth via acquisitions. Together, with the acquisitions of TPC Piper Glen and TPC Michigan announced today, the company’s expanded portfolio of owned or operated clubs will increase to 160 clubs in 25 states, the District of Columbia, Mexico and China.
The Baylor Club décor will reflect the rich history of Baylor, central Texas and Waco and feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the field and downtown Waco over the Brazos River. Amenities will include:
- Welcoming lobby lounge
- Anytime Lounge where members can dine and enjoy more relaxed business and social gatherings
- Outdoor patio overlooking the football field
- Upscale formal dining room – a sophisticated setting for more formal dinners and celebrations
- Technology-equipped Touchdown Rooms for private calls, interviews or meetings with clients
- Versatile private dining and meeting rooms
- Ballroom – perfect for celebrating elegant weddings, corporate and social events for up to 700 guests seated and 1,000 standing
- Within walking distance to the university and featuring dedicated parking on non-game days
“We look forward to the addition of the club into the new stadium,” said Dr. Reagan Ramsower, Baylor University senior vice president for operations & chief financial officer. “Not only will the club and its offerings be a great addition on game days but an asset to the university and the community year-round.”
“I welcome The Baylor Club to our vibrant mix of downtown venues,” said Waco Mayor Malcolm Duncan Jr. “The club will offer members a unique opportunity to enjoy the event center and the riverfront along with the high quality amenities and services provided by the club.”
In addition to operating the club, ClubCorp will provide food and beverage catering services for the suites and premium seat holders in the stadium on game days as well as supply catering for non-game-day meetings and events in the stadium.
ClubCorp operates additional clubs in stadiums across the country including The Texas Tech Club in Lubbock, the University of Texas Club in Austin, and the University Center Club at Florida State University. In Texas, ClubCorp operates more than 30 clubs, including Tower Club in Dallas and Houston City Club.
As a member of the ClubCorp family, Baylor Club members can enjoy Community and Worldwide benefits, including complimentary green fees and complimentary dining when traveling to more than 200 private clubs and access to special offerings at more than 700 hotels, resorts and entertainment venues.
About ClubCorp (NYSE: MYCC)
Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. ClubCorp is a leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs, business, sports, and alumni clubs in North America. ClubCorp owns or operates a portfolio of approximately 160 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 25 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 370,000 members, with approximately 15,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MYCC). ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp and on Twitter at @ClubCorp.