Academy Sports + Outdoors to open fifth location in Orlando area
New store will bring 100 additional jobs to the area
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 a new location in the Millenia area later this year. This will mark the company’s fifth location in Central Florida after opening in Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Melbourne and East Colonial last year.
“We are excited to offer active-minded families in the Millenia area their own Academy Sports + Outdoors location to shop for all their sports, outdoor and lifestyle needs at everyday low prices,” says Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors executive vice president, chief operating officer. “We’re looking forward to opening this year and being an active member of the Millenia community for years to come.”
The 63,000 square foot store will bring approximately 100 new jobs to the area. It will provide similar services to the existing location 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 Orlando City Soccer Club as well as a Proud Partner of UCF Athletics, 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 any of its four Central Florida locations.
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.