Academy Sports + Outdoors opens in Thibodaux, La.; brings 100 new jobs to the area

KATY, TEXAS (April 29, 2016) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, today opened its first store in Thibodaux, La. located at 140 Glenwild Dr. The store is over 63,000 square feet and brings over 100 new jobs to the community.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited for the Thibodaux community to have its own convenient Academy location to complement our nearby store in Houma,” said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ senior vice president of store operations. "The community has been very welcoming and we look forward to serving them for years to come.”

Thibodaux customers can expect to find the same everyday low prices and unique product assortment as the existing Houma store. It will carry hunting, fishing, sports, recreation and leisure products, athletic and casual footwear and apparel, along with exceptional customer service. Customers will also find the same services such as scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing and ability to purchase hunting and fishing licenses.

Prior to opening, the store donated $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift cards to 30 members of nearby Thibodaux Elementary to be the store’s first customers and shop for anything they wanted during a private shopping event.

Beginning today, the Thibodaux community is invited to join in for a three-day grand opening celebration. The free event includes giveaways, interactive demonstrations by brands sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors, games for the whole family, and more. In addition to the numerous events are line up and wins for Academy mystery gift cards, free Under Armour T-Shirts and up to $50 towards the purchase of Columbia product.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit to apply for open positions. In addition to visiting the new store, customers can shop, 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 unique 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 $4.6 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