Academy Sports + Outdoors to open first store in Johnson City, TNStore will bring 125 new jobs to the area

KATY, TEXAS (September 24, 2014) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, today announced that it will open its first store inJohnson City, TN in 2015. Academy currently operates nine stores in Tennessee and 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 along with hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear.

“We are excited to offer active-minded families in Johnson City a new and convenient location to shop before heading out to Winged Deer Park, hitting the links at Pine Oaks Golf Course or getting ready for the next little league season,” says Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors executive vice president, chief operating officer. “We’re looking forward to opening next yearand being an active member of the Johnson City community for years to come.”

Academy Sports + Outdoors’ Johnson City store will be nearly 63,000 square feet and create approximately 125 jobs. The store will provide many services including assembly and delivery, hunting and fishing licenses, scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange and racquet stringing and have a broad selection of local team gear that customers have come to expect. 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. 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 a Proud Corporate Sponsor of the Tennessee Vols, Exclusive Sporting Goods Retailer of the Tennessee Titans, and a proud partner of Ducks Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation.

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 other Tennessee stores.

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 180stores 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 every day low prices. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit,,,, and