Academy Sports + Outdoors adds first store in Denton, TX; brings 150 additional jobs

KATY, TEXAS (October 24, 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 store in Denton, TX. The 72,000 square foot store brings approximately 150 new jobs to the area and is located at 2600 W. University Dr. This is Academy Sports + Outdoors’17th location in Dallas-Fort Worth and the company’s 90th store in Texas.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is thrilled to continue expanding in our home state and in DFW with a new and convenient location in Denton,” said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ senior vice president of store operations. “We are excited to support the local universities and professional teams and provide the Denton community a destination for their sports, outdoor and lifestyle needs.”

Customers in Denton can expect the same everyday low prices, broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, sports, recreation and leisure products, athletic and casual footwear and apparel, along with customer service that they have come to expect from the other DFW stores. This store will provide services including scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing and sells hunting and fishing licenses.

Prior to opening, the store donated $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift cards to 30 youth from Big Brothers Big Sisters Denton County to be the store’s first customers and shop for anything they like.

On Friday, October 31, the Denton community is invited to join in for a three-day grand 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 numerousevents are line up and wins for Berkley tackle bags, a free pairs of Crocs and Academy mystery gift cards, as well as an autograph signing with Repel Pro Angler, Gary Klein on Saturday.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit to apply for open positions. 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 our existing DFW 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 185stores 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