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Academy Sports + Outdoors adds San Antonio store; brings 100 new jobs to the area


KATY, TEXAS (December 11, 2015) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, today opens its ninth store in the San Antonio area. The 63,000 square foot store brings over 100 new jobs to the community and is located at 11650 Bandera Rd.

“As a company that started in San Antonio, Academy Sports + Outdoors is very excited to continue our expansion as the premier sporting goods retailer in our home state,” said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ senior vice president of store operations. "Whether hunting in South Texas or spending time on Medina Lake, we hope to offer families in the community a convenient new location to take care of all their sports, outdoors and lifestyle needs.”

Customers in San Antonio 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 25 members of the InspireU to be the store’s first customers and shop for anything they like during this private shopping event.

Beginning today, the San Antonio 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. In addition to the numerous events are line up and wins for Academy mystery gift cards, free Under Armour T-Shirts and up to $50 towards the purchase of Columbia product.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit academy.com/careers to apply for open positions. In addition to visiting the new store, customers can shop academy.com, 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, patio sets, barbecue grills and much more. The $4 billion company operates 209 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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