Plans for Albuquerque indoor go-kart track get green light

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Orlando-based Andretti Indoor Karting & Games is planning to build a 95,000 square-foot facility in a vacant lot near I-25 and Montaño. On Thursday, the Environmental Planning Commission signed off on it.

The building would be about the size of the average Walmart. The company behind the plans already has six locations just like it, in three other states. Each location has a multi-level go-kart race track.

The plans include a lot more than go-karts. Other sites includes video games and laser tag, a full bar, mini-golf, food and an event space.

This is part of a yearslong plan that’s been in the works to turn the space that used to belong to The Beach waterpark into a new entertainment district – that includes Topgolf that opened last year and Revel Entertainment that opened just before the pandemic in 2020.