Indoor skydiving is finally coming to El Paso.
It’s been a work in progress for several years, but come Tuesday, June 12, the El Paso City Council will likely approve $162,863 in tax incentives to lure iFly Indoor Skydiving to West El Paso’s Montecillo Entertainment District at 430 Vin Rambla, right next to the new Top Golf.
“iFly proposes to construct an entertainment facility on a 1.04 acre parcel that will have an occupible square footage of 4,967 sq. ft,” read official city documents that were filed today and obtained by El Paso 411. “iFly is an experimental entertainment company that provides modern indoor skydiving within a safe reliable environment.”
The Economic Development Program agreement will provide a 3 year, 80% retail sales tax rebate, as well as a one-time construction materials sales tax rebate and a rebate of building and planning fees.
No official announcement has been made by iFly, however, El Paso 411 has been monitoring communication between the city and the company since 2016. The announcement is expected to come following Tuesday meeting.
iFly opened their first location in 1999 and currently has 37 locations around the world, including two in the Houston area, one in San Antonio, one in Austin, and two in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The El Paso location will be the only one within a 400-mile radius, which will benefit tourism in El Paso.
El Paso 411 will be at the meeting and will follow up with a construction and grand opening date when available.