Academy Sports + Outdoors opens the doors to its newest Valley location

The new store is located at 500 N. Jackson Rd. in Pharr

KATY, TX (March 4, 2016) – Academy Sports + Outdoors (d/b/a Academy) today opened its new store in Pharr, which was previously relocated from the Las Tiendas Plaza. The new store is approximately 72,000 square feet and is located at 500 N. Jackson Rd.

“We’re excited to provide our loyal customers with an enhanced shopping experience through a new store in Pharr as well as updates to our McAllen and Brownsville locations,” said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ senior vice president of store operations. “Academy Sports + Outdoors has been a part of the Valley for over 25 years, and we look forward to remaining an active member of the community for years to come.”

The new location will continue to provide services including scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing and sell hunting and fishing licenses.

On Friday, March 11, the Pharr community is invited to a two day grand opening celebration. The free event includes giveaways, the Kids’ Catfish Tank courtesy of Shakespeare, the Daisy Kids’ Shooting Booth, games for the whole family, and more. Amongst the numerous events are line up and wins for Academy mystery gift cards and free apparel items from Academy’s exclusive brands including Magellan Outdoors, BCG and Game Winner.

Academy Sports + Outdoors currently operates five stores in the Valley and is known for its commitment to being the low price leader on its wide selection of casual and athletic footwear and apparel, team sports and golf products, patio sets, barbecue grills, along with hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear.

A cornerstone of the Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is active community support and grassroots involvement throughout its footprint through partnerships with sports teams, youth organizations, and outdoor conservation programs. Academy Sports + Outdoors is a proud partner of the City of McAllen Parks and Rec, City of Edinburg Parks and Rec, UTRGV Athletics, CCA Texas, Ducks Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation.

Individuals interested in careers can apply in-store or visit for more information.

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 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,,,, and