Academy Sports + Outdoors adds first stores in Indiana and Kentucky; brings 275 new jobs

KATY, TEXAS (October 17, 2014) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, today opens its first stores in Evansville, IN and Owensboro, KY. The stores bring approximately 275new jobs to the area and mark Academy Sports + Outdoors’ first stores in Indiana and Kentucky.

“We are thrilled to continue our Midwest expansion with the addition of our first stores in Evansville and Owensboro,” said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ senior vice president of store operations. “Whether families are boating on the Ohio River or exploring Wesselman Woods, we want to be a one-stop destination for all their sports, outdoor and lifestyle needs.”

Academy is known throughout the South and Midwest U.S. for its wide selection of products including golf, team sports, casual and athletic footwear and apparel, hunting, fishing, camping,patio, bbq, recreation and leisure, and sports and fitness equipment and gear. The stores feature sports, outdoor and lifestyle products from top brands such as Nike, adidas, Under Armour, Columbia and much more.

The stores also 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 professional and collegiate licensed team gear.

On Friday, October 24, the Evansville and Owensboro communities are invited to join in for a three-day opening celebration. The free event includes giveaways, interactive demonstrations by brands sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors, games for the whole family, and more. Amongst the numerous events at both stores are line up and wins for Berkley tackle bags, a free pair of Crocs and Academy mystery gift cards, along with an appearance by former Kentucky Wildcat star Kenny “Sky” Walker at the Owensboro store on Sunday, October 26.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit to apply for open positions. In addition to visiting the Evansville or Owensboro stores, customers can shop, receive the digital version of the weekly ad, engage with Academy Sports + Outdoors through its social media sites, and sign up for email and SMS text alerts.

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 183stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, 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