At long last, construction crews have started the preliminary site work for the future XCAL Shooting Sports & Fitness. The huge complex going up in Ashburn will reportedly feature a shooting range, digital simulator rooms, a martial arts dojo, a billiards room, a cigar room and more.

New first broke about the club back in 2017. It was announced that a group called the Caliber Club would be bringing their new concept — XCAL — to the Commonwealth Center off Russell Branch Parkway. It’s going up immediately next to the giant nets that mark the back end of Topgolf’s driving range.

Here’s what has been proposed for the 66,000+ s.f. recreation center:

  • 36,000 s.f. of recreational uses
  • shooting range
  • digital simulator rooms
  • dojo
  • cycling center
  • billiards room
  • VIP party rooms
  • athletic training space

And another 29,330 s.f. of non-recreation uses:

  • a gun store
  • locker rooms
  • offices
  • massage rooms
  • cigar room
  • juice/smoothie bar
  • signature cafe

No word yet on when they hope to open — they literally have just started moving dirt around and prepping the site. But at least it’s finally underway.

(Image at top: Architecture, Incorporated)