Academy Sports + Outdoors to relocate McAllen store

Current location at Expressway and McColl Rd. will relocate to Pharr Town Center

KATY, TX (April 9, 2015) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, today announced plans to relocate its existing McAllenstore at 716 East Expressway 83 to the new Pharr Town Center located at the Old El Centro Mall. The new store will be approximately 72,000 square feet and is scheduled to open in 2016.

“We’re thrilled to offer our loyal Rio Grande Valley customers an improved shopping experience with an updated look and feel,” said Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors executive vice president and chief operating officer.

The new location will continue to provide services including scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing and sell hunting and fishing licenses.

Academy Sports + Outdoors currently operates five stores in the Valley 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.

A cornerstone of the Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is active community support and grassroots involvement throughout its footprint through partnerships with sports teams, youth organizations, and outdoor conservation programs. Academy Sports + Outdoors is a proudpartner of the City of McAllen Parks and Rec, UTPA Athletics, CCA Texas, Ducks Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation.

Prior to the store opening, customers can continue to shop the current location as well as 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 the other Valley 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 193 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