Academy Sports + Outdoors to open first store in Foley, Ala. in 2015; will bring 125 new jobs

KATY, TEXAS (Sept. 3, 2014) - Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer will open a 62,000 square foot store in Foley, Alabama. The store will anchor the new Foley Square shopping center, located at the corner of Highway 59 and Pride Drive, and is scheduled to open in 2015. It will add approximately 125 new jobs to the community.

“We’re very excited to open our first store in Baldwin County and add a convenient new location for the many active-minded families and outdoor enthusiasts in this community,” said Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We’ve been in Alabama for over 18 years and look forward to furthering that commitment next year in Foley.”

The new store will provide many of the same top name brands and services found at Academy Sports + Outdoors locations nearby in Mobile and Pensacola, as well as a broad selection of local and regional sports, outdoors and recreation gear. Services at the Foley store will include assembly and delivery, hunting and fishing licenses, scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange and racquet stringing. Academy Sports + Outdoors is committed to offering the best brands at low prices – everyday.

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 and the official sporting goods retailer of the Auburn Tigers and the Coastal Conservation Association of Alabama.

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 our two stores in Mobile and one in Pensacola.

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 178 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