Academy Sports + Outdoors adds first Bastrop store; brings 125 new jobs

KATY, TEXAS (November 14, 2014) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a $4 billion in sales premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, today opens its first store in Bastrop, TX and 91st store in the state. The 63,000square foot store brings approximately 125 new jobs to the area and is located at 749 Hwy 71 West.

“We are very excited to continue our expansion in Central Texas by opening our first store in Bastrop,” said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ senior vice president of store operations. “Whether spending the day on Lake Bastrop or fishing on the Colorado, we hope to offer families in the community a convenient new location to take care of all their sports, outdoor and lifestyle needs.”

Customers in Bastrop 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 Boys & Girls Clubs of Bastrop County to be the store’s first customers and shop for anything they like during this private shopping event.

On Friday, November 21, the Bastrop community is invited to join in for a three-day grand 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, as well as a meet and greet with county music artist Kevin Fowler on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit apply for open positions. In addition to visiting the new Bastrop 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 $4 billion in sales 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 187 stores 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