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Academy Sports + Outdoors to expand in Oklahoma City with first store in Yukon/Mustang area

The new location at I-40 and Czech Hall Rd. will bring 100 total new jobs later this year


KATY, TEXAS (February 3, 2016) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, announced that it will open its newest store in Oklahoma City off Interstate 40 and Czech Hall Road later this year.

“For over 20 years, Academy Sports + Outdoors has provided active-minded families in Oklahoma City with a destination for their sports, outdoor and lifestyle needs,” says Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors executive vice president, chief operating officer. “We’re looking forward to offering residents in the Yukon/Mustang area their own convenient location and to being an active member of those communities for years to come.”

The new location will be nearly 63,000 square feet and create approximately 100 new jobs. The store will provide similar services to the existing Oklahoma City stores such as scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing and will sell hunting and fishing licenses along with local team licensed apparel and novelty items.

A cornerstone of the Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is active community support and grassroots involvement throughout its footprint. The company has a history of giving back to local communities through partnerships with sports teams, youth organizations, and outdoor conservation programs. Academy Sports + Outdoors is the Preferred Sporting Goods Retailer of Sooner Sports and a Proud Partner of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Ducks Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation.

Individuals interested in job openings can visit academy.com/careers to apply. Prior to the store opening, customers can shop academy.com, receive the digital version of the weekly ad, engage with Academy Sports + Outdoors through its social media sites, sign up for email and SMS text alerts, or visit our other Oklahoma stores.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors
Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel, patio sets, barbecue grills and much more. The $4 billion company operates over 200 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, where the company is based. The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at everyday low prices. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit academy.com, facebook.com/academy, twitter.com/academy, pinterest.com/academy, youtube.com/academy and instagram.com/academy.

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