Academy Sports + Outdoors to open new store in Columbus, Ga.

The new store brings 100 new jobs to the community

KATY, TEXAS (MAY 8, 2018) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a sports, outdoor and recreation lifestyle retailer, dedicated to making it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoors, announced that it will open a new store in Columbus, Ga., next month.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors cannot wait to join the Columbus community and help customers up their game, or start a new one, with the best gear at the best prices,” said Sam Johnson, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ executive vice president of retail operations. “Whether you’re gearing up for a day on the Chattahoochee, a run down the Riverwalk or a family barbeque, Academy Sports + Outdoors has the gear you need at an affordable price.”

Customers can expect to find everyday low prices and a unique product assortment from brands such as Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, Columbia and Magellan Outdoors. The store will have everything customers need for their next outdoor adventure, including hunting, fishing, and camping gear, as well as sports equipment. The store will also carry a wide variety of leisure products, footwear, apparel, patio sets, barbecue grills, and much more, paired with exceptional customer service. Customers will be offered services such as scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing and the ability to purchase hunting and fishing licenses.

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 alerts.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors

At Academy Sports + Outdoors, we make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoor activities. At each of our 245+ locations, we carry a wide range of apparel, footwear, hunting, fishing and camping equipment, patio sets and barbeque grills, along with sports and recreation products, at everyday low prices. For all. For less. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit,,,, and