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Academy Sports + Outdoors to continue expansion in Oklahoma with first stores in Enid and Midwest City

Along with announced Yukon/Mustang location, the new stores will bring 300 total jobs in 2016


KATY, TX (June 22, 2016) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, announced that it will open its first stores in Enid (S. Oakwood Rd. & W. Owen K. Garriott Rd.) and the Midwest City area (Sooner Rd. & SE 15th St.) later this year. The company recently announced a new location in the Yukon/Mustang area bringing the total number of Academy stores to 12 in the state of Oklahoma.

“We’re excited to offer active-minded families in Enid and the Midwest City area their own Academy Sports + Outdoors to shop for all their sports, outdoor and lifestyle needs at everyday low prices,” says Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors executive vice president, chief operating officer. “We’re looking forward to opening later this year and being an active member of the Enid and Midwest City communities for years to come.”

The new locations will be nearly 63,000 square feet and create approximately 100 new jobs in each city. The new stores will provide similar services to the existing Oklahoma 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.

Academy Sports + Outdoors 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. 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 unique 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 $4.6 billion company operates over 210 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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