Academy Sports + Outdoors to open first location in Liberty, MO

Store will bring 100 new jobs and marks the company’s fourth store in the Kansas City area

KATY, TEXAS (October 28, 2015) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, announced that it will open its first store in Liberty, MO in 2016. This will mark the company’s fourth location in the Kansas City area including Belton, Olathe and Overland Park.

We are excited to offer active-minded families in Liberty their own Academy Sports + Outdoors location to shop for all their sports, outdoor and lifestyle needs at everyday low prices,” says Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors executive vice president, chief operating officer. “We’re looking forward to opening next year and being an active member of the Liberty community for years to come.”

The new location will be nearly 63,000 square feet and create approximately 100 new jobs. The new store will provide similar services to the existing Kansas City area stores such as scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing and will sell hunting and fishing licenses along with local team licensed apparel and novelty items.

Academy Sports + Outdoors 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, patio sets, barbecue grills, along with hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear.

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 the Official Sporting Goods Retailer of the Kansas City Royals, an Official Partner of Missouri Tigers Athletics, a Proud Sponsor of Kansas Athletics and an Official Partner of Kansas State Wildcats Athletics as well as a proud partner of Ducks Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation.

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 stores in Overland Park (9781 Quivira Rd.), Olathe (14405 W. 135th St.) and Belton (510 E. Markey Parkway).

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, patio sets, barbecue grills and much more. The $4 billion company operates over 200 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, where the company is based. 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