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Academy Sports + Outdoors opens 10th location in metro Atlanta

The new store in Buford, Ga., brings approximately 60 new jobs to the area

KATY, TEXAS (September 20, 2019) – Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors, a sports, outdoors and recreation lifestyle retailer, has opened a new store in Buford, Ga., located at 3720 Buford Drive. The store is nearly 63,000 square feet and brings approximately 60 new jobs to the community. Academy now has 18 locations throughout Georgia and 10 in metro Atlanta.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors and Buford share a passion for having fun through sports, outdoors and recreational activities, and we are thrilled to join the community,” said Sam Johnson, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ executive vice president of retail operations. “No matter what you do for fun – whether you’re hunting in the early morning, spending afternoons on Lake Lanier, cheering on the Braves, Falcons and Bulldogs, or grilling dinner at night – Academy has the products you need to enjoy sports and outdoors for less."

Academy Sports + Outdoors offers a strong assortment of products, value and a convenient shopping experience so having fun is easy and affordable. Customers can expect to find everyday low prices on top brands such as Nike, adidas, Under Armour, Columbia, Browning and more. Academy also offers tremendous value and quality through exclusive brands like Magellan Outdoors, BCG, BCG Plus, H2O Xpress, Game Winner, O’Rageous and others.

The new store in Buford has everything customers need to have fun during their next outdoor adventure, including hunting, fishing and camping supplies, sports equipment and recreational gear. The store also carries a wide variety of leisure products, footwear, apparel, patio sets, barbecue grills and much more. Services such as scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling and propane exchange will also be offered, and customers will have the ability to purchase hunting and fishing licenses.

Beginning Saturday, the community is invited to the store’s two-day grand opening celebration full of fun activities for the whole family. The free events include giveaways, interactive demonstrations by brands sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors and games for all. Other fun events include Academy mystery gift card giveaways, Academy t-shirts giveaways and much more.

In addition to visiting the new store, customers can shop, receive the digital version of the weekly ad via email, engage with Academy Sports + Outdoors through its social media sites and sign up for customized email alerts.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit to apply for open positions.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors

At Academy Sports + Outdoors, we make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoor fun. At each of our 255+ locations, we carry a wide range of apparel, footwear, hunting, fishing and camping equipment, patio sets and barbeque grills, along with sports and recreation products, at everyday low prices. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit,,,, and