Academy Sports + Outdoors to open third location in Huntsville area

Store will bring 100 new jobs to the area and mark the company’s 16th location in Alabama

KATY, TX (August 23, 2016) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, announced that it will open a new store in Huntsville next year at the intersection of Memorial Parkway and Drake Avenue. This will mark the company’s third location in the Huntsville area including Decatur and Madison.

“We are excited to open another convenient location for active-minded families in Huntsville to shop for all their sports, outdoor and lifestyle needs at our everyday low prices,” says Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors executive vice president, chief operating officer. “We’re looking forward to opening next year and continuing to be an active member of the Huntsville community.”

The 63,000 square foot store will bring approximately 100 new jobs to the area. It will provide similar services to the existing locations in Decatur and Madison such as scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing and will sell hunting and fishing licenses along with local team licensed apparel and novelty items.

Academy Sports + Outdoors 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. Academy Sports + Outdoors is an official sponsor of the Alabama Crimson Tide, the official sporting goods retailer of the Auburn Tigers, and also supports conservation groups including CCA Alabama, Ducks Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation along with many local youth sports leagues.

Prior to the store opening, customers can shop, receive the digital version of the weekly ad, engage with Academy through its social media sites, sign up for email and SMS text alerts, or visit any of its existing Alabama stores.

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 210 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