Academy Sports + Outdoors opens sixth Central Florida location

The new Orlando store brings 100 new jobs to the Lee Vista area

KATY, TEXAS (November 3, 2017) - Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and recreation lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, opened its newest store in the Lee Vista Promenade, located at 6640 Eagle Watch Dr. The store is approximately 63,000 square feet and brings over 100 new jobs to the community.

“The opening of our Lee Vista store will mark our sixth location in Central Florida,” said Sam Johnson, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ executive vice president of retail operations. “We will continue to provide customers with the best brands at everyday low prices while being an active member of the community through our partnerships with Orlando City Soccer Club and local youth sports organizations for years to come.”

Customers can expect to find a wide range of quality products from brands such as Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, YETI, and Columbia. No matter their skill level, Academy will help customers thrive by offering everyday low prices on hunting, fishing and camping equipment, patio sets, barbecue grills, along with sports and recreation products. Customers will find services such as scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, golf club trade-in, CO2 refills, racquet stringing, assembly and delivery, and the ability to purchase hunting and fishing licenses.

Prior to the grand opening, the store partnered with The Mission Continues to donate $100 shopping sprees to 30 local children to shop for anything they wanted while accompanied by Academy team members.

Beginning today, the community is invited to the store’s two-day grand opening celebration. The free event includes giveaways, interactive demonstrations by brands sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors, games for the whole family, and much more. There will be Academy gift card giveaways, free Academy t-shirts, and fishing for the kids in the Shakespeare catch tank.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit to apply for open positions. In addition to visiting the new 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 alerts.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors

At Academy Sports + Outdoors, we make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoor activities. At each of our 240+ locations, we carry a wide range of hunting, fishing and camping equipment, patio sets and barbeque grills, along with sports and recreation products, at everyday low prices. For all. For less. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit,,,, and