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Academy Sports + Outdoors to open three stores in Houston; one each in Spring, Missouri City and Cypress

New stores will add 200 jobs to the Greater Houston area


KATY, TEXAS (July 15, 2015) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, announced the addition of two new stores and a relocation in the Greater Houston area: Spring, Missouri City and Cypress. They will all open prior to the holiday shopping season, beginning with the Spring store relocation on July 24, 2015.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors has been a Texas tradition for over 75 years,” says Ken Attaway, the company’s executive vice president, chief operating officer, “We’re excited to continue offering our hometown customers even more convenient locations to shop our wide selection and everyday low prices on sports, outdoors and recreational products.”

Academy’s existing store in Spring, located off I-45 and Rayford Rd. will relocate to its new location at 1461 Spring Cypress Rd., which is off I-45 and Spring Cypress Rd. Both this store and also the Missouri City location (Highway 6 and Sienna Pkwy.) will be approximately 63,000 square feet and create 100 jobs. The Cypress store will be located off Hwy. 290 and Fairfield Falls Pkwy., and will be approximately 72,000 square feet and create approximately 100 jobs.

The new stores will provide similar services to the 26 existing Houston locations 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.

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 Official Sporting Goods Retailer of the Houston Texans, Official Sporting Goods Retailer of the Houston Astros, as well as a proud partner of CCA Texas, Ducks Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation.

Individuals interested in careers can visit www.academy.com/careers to apply for positions. Prior to the store openings, customers can shop academy.com, receive the digital version of the weekly ad, engage with Academy through its social media sites, sign up for email and SMS text alerts, or visit any of the 26 Houston area stores.

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 academy.com, facebook.com/academy, twitter.com/academy, pinterest.com/academy, youtube.com/academy and instagram.com/academy.

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