Academy Sports + Outdoors adds Owasso store; brings over 100 new jobs

KATY, TEXAS (September 18, 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 third store in the Memphis area and sixth store in the state. The 63,000 square foot store brings over 100 new jobs to the community and is located at 5075 Goodman Rd.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to continue our expansion in the Memphis area and the state of Mississippi with the opening of our new store in Olive Branch,” said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ senior vice president of store operations. “We hope to provide our customers with another convenient location to shop for fun family products.”

Customers in Olive Branch 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 members of the Olive Branch Family YMCA to be the store’s first customers and shop for anything they like during this private shopping event.

On Friday, September 25, the Olive Branch 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 TShirts and Berkley tackle bags.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit to apply for open positions. In addition to visiting the new Olive Branch 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, patio sets, barbecue grills and much more. The $4 billion company operates 203 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,,,, and