Academy Sports + Outdoors adds first store in Eagle Pass, TX; brings 125 new jobs

KATY, TEXAS (October 17, 2014) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, today opens its first store in Eagle Pass, TX. The 58,000 square foot store brings approximately 125new jobs to the area and is located at 2083 N. Veterans Blvd. This is Academy Sports + Outdoors’ 89th store in Texas.

“We’re very excited to open our first store in Eagle Pass and look forward to being an active member of this community,” said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ senior vice president of store operations. “Whether spending the day at one of the city’s 16 parks or looking for gear to cheer on their favorite sports teams, we hope to offer active-minded families a convenient, one-stop destination for all their sports, outdoor and lifestyle needs.”

Customers in Eagle Pass can expect to find everyday low prices, a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, sports, recreation and leisure products, athletic and casual footwear and apparel, along with exceptional customer service. This store will provide services including scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing and sells hunting and fishing licenses.

Prior to opening, the store donated $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift cards to 30 youth from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eagle Pass to be the store’s first customers and shop for anything they like.

On Friday, October 24, the Eagle Pass community is invited to join in for a three-day opening celebration. The free event includes giveaways, interactive demonstrations by brands sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors, games for the whole family, and more. Amongst the numerous events are line up and wins for Berkley tackle bags, a free pairs of Crocs and Academy mystery gift cards.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit to apply for open positions. In addition to visiting the new Eagle Pass store, customers can shop, receive the digital version of the weekly ad, engage with Academy Sports + Outdoors through its social media sites, and sign up for email and SMS text alerts.

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 and much more. The Texas-based company operates 183stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. 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