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Academy Sports + Outdoors to open second Lubbock location

Store will bring 100 new jobs to the area


KATY, TEXAS (September 22, 2015) - Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, announced that it will open a second location in Lubbock at the intersection of 114th St. and Quaker Ave. in 2016. The new store will be approximately 63,000 feet and bring 100 new jobs to the area.

"For over 10 years, Academy Sports + Outdoors has provided active-minded families in Lubbock with a destination for their sports, outdoor and lifestyle needs,” says Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors executive vice president, chief operating officer. “We’re looking forward to offering local residents with a second convenient location and continuing to be an active member of the community."

The new location will provide similar services to the existing location such as scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing and sell hunting and fishing licenses.

Academy Sports + Outdoors is known for its commitment to being the low price leader on its wide selection of casual and athletic footwear and apparel, team sports and golf products, patio sets, barbecue grills, along with hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear.

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 a Proud Corporate Partner of Texas Tech Athletics and Red Raider Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports and the exclusive athletics multimedia rights holder for Texas Tech, as well as a proud partner of CCA Texas, Ducks Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation.

Prior to the store opening, 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 the existing store on 19th Street.

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 over 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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