Academy Sports + Outdoors today opens Flowood, Miss. store; second in Jackson area

KATY, TEXAS (June 27, 2014) - Academy Sports + Outdoors (Academy), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, today announces the opening of its second store in the Jackson, Mississippi area. The 72,000 square foot store brought approximately 150 new jobs to the area and is located at 115 Freedom Bend in Flowood, Mississippi.

"Whether families are spending the weekend at Liberty Park supporting their little leaguer or fishing on the lake, we're excited to offer them a second fun and convenient Academy Sports + Outdoors store to shop for all their sports and outdoor recreation needs at our everyday low prices," said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors' senior vice president of store operations. "We've played an active role in the Jackson community for many years and are happy to further that commitment with our new Flowood location."

The new store will offer the same broad assortment of sports, outdoor and lifestyle products as the existing Jackson store but in a larger store layout with two additional services - a digital golf simulator for trying out golf clubs and an expanded archery shop with a lane for archers to test and be fitted for the right bow. Existing store services include: assembly and delivery, hunting and fishing licenses, scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange and racquet stringing.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy can visit to apply for open positions. Customers can shop, receive the digital version of the weekly ad, engage with Academy through its social media sites, download Academy's shopping guide apps, sign up for email and SMS text alerts, or visit our existing Jackson location.

This will be Academy's fourth store in Mississippi. The existing three stores are located in Jackson, Hattiesburg, and Gulfport.

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 and much more. The Texas-based company operates 177 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. 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