Academy Sports + Outdoors opens first stores in Kennesaw and Brunswick, Ga.; brings 200 total new jobs

KATY, TEXAS (November 11, 2016) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and recreation lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, today opened its first stores in Kennesaw and Brunswick, Georgia, located at 1580 Crater Lake Dr. and 10400 Canal Crossing, respectively. The stores are over 63,000 square feet each and bring over 100 new jobs to both communities.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to continue our expansion in the state of Georgia with the opening of new locations in Kennesaw and Brunswick,” said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ senior vice president of store operations. "The new stores along with our partnerships with the Atlanta Braves, University of Georgia, and local youth leagues will further strengthen our commitment to Georgia families for years to come.”

Customers will find the same everyday low prices and unique product assortment as existing Georgia stores. They will carry quality hunting, fishing, sports, recreation and leisure products, footwear, apparel, patio sets, barbecue grills, along with exceptional customer service. Customers will also find services such as scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing and ability to purchase hunting and fishing licenses.

Prior to opening, the stores donated $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift cards to 30 Boys & Girls Clubs members in each city to be the stores’ first customers during private shopping events.

Beginning Friday, Nov. 11, both communities are invited to the stores’ three-day grand opening celebrations. The free events include giveaways, interactive demonstrations by brands sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors, games for the whole family and much more. In addition to the numerous events are Academy mystery gift card giveaways, free Under Armour T-Shirts and Berkley Tackle Bags.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit to apply for open positions. In addition to visiting the new 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 recreation lifestyle retailer with a unique 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 $4.6 billion company operates over 220 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 unique 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