Academy Sports + Outdoors to continue Atlanta area expansion with new store in Kennesaw

Store will bring 100 new jobs to the area and mark the company’s ninth location in Atlanta

KATY, TEXAS (February 3, 2016) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, announced that it will open its first store in Kennesaw later this year. This will mark the company’s ninth location in the Atlanta area and 14th in the state of Georgia.

“We’re looking forward to offering active-minded families in Kennesaw their own Academy Sports + Outdoors location to shop for all their sports, outdoor and lifestyle needs at our everyday low prices,” says Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors executive vice president, chief operating officer. “We’re excited about our continued growth in the Atlanta region and being an active member of this community for years to come.”

The new location will be nearly 63,000 square feet and bring approximately 100 jobs to the area. The store will offer similar services to the existing Atlanta-area 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.

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 the official sporting goods retailer of the Atlanta Braves and the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia, as well as the proud corporate partner of the Georgia Bulldogs.

Prior to the store opening, customers can shop, 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 its existing Atlanta-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 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,,,, and