Academy Sports + Outdoors adds second Memphis-area store; brings 150 additional jobs

KATY, TEXAS (October 31, 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 second store in the Memphis, TN area and 10th store in the state. The 73,000 square foot store brings approximately 150 new jobs to the area and is located at 7926 Giacosa Place.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is proud to continue growing in the Memphis area and state of Tennessee with the addition of this store,” said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ senior vice president of store operations. “We are excited to offer Tigers fans and active-minded families in Memphis a convenient new location for all their sports, outdoor and lifestyle needs.”

Customers in Memphis can expect to find everyday low prices, a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, sports, recreation and leisure products, athletic and casual footwear and apparel, along with exceptional customer service. 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 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis to be the store’s first customers and shop for anything they like.

On Friday, November 7, the Memphis 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 numerous events are line up and wins for Berkley tackle bags, a free pairs of Crocs and Academy mystery gift cards, as well as the chance for customers to register all weekend to win a pair of tickets to the Titans vs. Steelers game on November 17.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit apply for open positions. In addition to visiting the new Memphis store, 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 186stores 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