Gareth Bale ‘going against 80 neighbors’ indoor golf plans

Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale is thought to be indirectly taking on up to 80 neighbors in his plans to form another indoor golf bar – and the application could even be rejected by local councillors.

Bale, 32, might well have been planning for life after football by opening Par 59 in Cardiff last month in a Collaboration between Bale’s Elevens Group and Cardiff’s The DEPOT.

Described as a ‘perfect place to socialize, relax, and feed your competitive edge’, the brand has plans to create a new venue on Bristol’s Millennium Promenade – but faces opposition from 80 Residents.

Bristol Live report that environmental health and a Ward Councillor will hear the plans to open the golf-themed bar this week, with Par 59 applying for a premises license in Harborside.

A sub-committee of three councilors are set to meet on Thursday (April 21) at City Hall, and will decide whether the new avenue will be granted or refused.

The venue is said to be seeking a license to serve alcohol until 1am from Thursday to Saturday and 12am on other nights of the week, closing half an hour after the bar shuts.

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SOTOGRANDE, SPAIN - APRIL 17: Real Madrid and Wales footballer Gareth Bale looks on as he follows Sergio Garcia's group during the final round on day four of the Open de Espana at Real Club Valderrama on April 17, 2016 in Sotogrande, Spain.
Gareth Bale has turned his love for all things golf into a boozy indoor bar

With as many as 80 neighbors believed to be disputing the new venue – chairman of a leaseholders association David Mair has spoken out.

He said: “With every new late-night bar that opens, the noise and antisocial behavior around the buildings get worse.

“The opening of Lane7 has had a significant impact on this, extending the party zone around Millennium Square ever closer towards the residential area.



The venue features both mini golf as well as food and drink options
The venue features both mini golf as well as food and drink options

“At weekends the noise from drunk revelers echoes round the buildings into the early hours. They weren’t designed for this level of street noise. The Licensing sub-committee must reject the application.”

Bale said of his involvement when the first venue was opened: “I’m delighted to be working with a group of independent Welsh businesses to finally bring Par 59 to Cardiff.

“For me, it’s all about creating safe, fun environments where people can enjoy something a bit different, play golf, and meet with friends.”

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