Academy Sports + Outdoors to open Gainesville, Ga. store in 2015

The new store will bring approximately 125 jobs to the area.

KATY, TEXAS (February 11, 2015) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a $4 billion, premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, plans to open its first store in Gainesville, Georgia in 2015. The store will occupy approximately 62,000 square feet and will be located at the southeast corner of Dawsonville Hwy. and Ahaluna Dr. Academy Sports + Outdoors currently operates seven stores in Atlanta and 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.

“Whether active-minded families in Gainesville are spending the weekend on Lake Lanier or cheering on the Braves, we’re thrilled to offer them a fun and convenient location for all their sports, outdoors and lifestyle needs,” said Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We look forward to becoming an active member of the Gainesville community and offering the best brands at low prices for years to come.”

The store will provide many services including assembly and delivery, hunting and fishing licenses, scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange and racquet stringing and have a broad selection of local sports team 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 for the Atlanta Braves and proud corporate partner of the Georgia Bulldogs.

Individuals interested in careers can visit to apply for open positions. Prior to the store opening, customers can shop, receive the digital version of the weekly ad, engage with Academy Sports + Outdoors through its social media sites, sign up for email and SMS text alerts, or visit any of our eight 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 billioncompany operates 190 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