Academy Sports + Outdoors to open first stores in Greenville and Jacksonville, NC

Stores will bring 200 total new jobs and mark the company’s 5th and 6th North Carolina locations

KATY, TX (August 31, 2016) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, announced that it will open its first stores in Greenville (NC-11 S & Greenville Blvd.) and Jacksonville (Western Blvd. & Henderson Rd.) later this year.

“We are excited to offer active-minded families in Greenville and Jacksonville their own Academy Sports + Outdoors location to shop for all their sports, outdoor and lifestyle needs at everyday low prices,” says Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors executive vice president, chief operating officer. “We’re looking forward to opening this year and being an active member of the Greenville and Jacksonville communities for years to come.”

Academy Sports + Outdoors’ Greenville and Jacksonville stores will be nearly 63,000 square feet and create approximately 100 jobs each. The new stores will provide similar services to the existing North Carolina locations 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.

A cornerstone of the Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is active community support and grassroots involvement throughout its footprint. The company has a history of giving back to local communities through partnerships with sports teams, youth organizations, and outdoor conservation programs. Academy Sports + Outdoors is the official sporting goods retailer of the Carolina Panthers and also supports conservation groups including Ducks Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation, along with many local youth leagues.

Individuals interested in careers can visit to apply for positions. Prior to the store opening, customers can shop, receive the digital version of the weekly ad, engage with Academy Sports + Outdoors through its social media sites, sign up for email and SMS text alerts, or visit any of the North Carolina 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