Academy Sports + Outdoors adds first Johnson City store; brings 125 new jobs

KATY, TEXAS (April 24, 2015) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premiersports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, today opens itsfirst store in the Tri-Cities area and 11th store in the state. The 63,000 square foot store bringsapproximately 125 new jobs to the community and is located at 925 Hamilton Place.

“We’re thrilled to open our first store in the Tri-Cities area as we continue to grow in the state ofTennessee,” said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ senior vice president of storeoperations. “From hiking the trails to playing little league baseball, we hope to provide activemindedfamilies in the community a broad assortment of sports, outdoor and lifestyle products ateveryday low prices.”

Customers in Johnson City can expect to find everyday low prices, a broad assortment ofquality hunting, fishing, sports, recreation and leisure products, athletic and casual footwear andapparel, along with exceptional customer service. This store will provide services includingscope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing andsells hunting and fishing licenses.

Prior to opening, the store donated $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift cards to 30 youthfrom Speedway Childrens’ Charities to be the store’s first customers and shop for anything theylike during this private shopping event.

On Friday, May 1, the Tri-Cities community is invited to join in for a three-day grand openingcelebration. The free event includes giveaways, interactive demonstrations by brands sold atAcademy Sports + Outdoors, games for the whole family, and more. Amongst the numerousevents are line up and wins for Academy mystery gift cards, free Under Armour T-Shirts, andBerkley tackle bags.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit apply for open positions. In addition to visiting the new Johnson City store, customers canshop, receive the digital version of the weekly ad, engage with Academy Sports +Outdoors through its social media sites, and sign up for email and SMS text alerts.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors
Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broadassortment of quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear along with sports andleisure products, footwear, apparel, patio sets, barbecue grills and much more. The $4 billioncompany operates 196 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 + Outdoorsphilosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offeringa broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling theright stuff at everyday low prices. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit,,,, and