Academy Sports + Outdoors continues tradition, remains closed on Thanksgiving Day

Stores open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday

KATY, TEXAS (November 15, 2016) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and recreation lifestyle retailer, will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day and open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.

Academy offers gifts for the whole family at a great value from a wide array of top brands including Nike, Under Armour, adidas and Yeti. This season’s top gifts include trampolines, fitness equipment, basketball systems, gun safes, micro drones, blitzball and motorized rideons.

“Since we opened in 1938, we’ve always made our team members a priority, and this year is no different as we keep our stores closed on Thanksgiving Day so our team and our customers can spend time with family and friends,” says J.K. Symancyk, President and CEO, Academy Sports + Outdoors. “We plan to deliver convenience and value to our customers throughout the entire Thanksgiving weekend, whether customers choose to shop us in-store or online, allowing them to balance a key shopping weekend with their holiday celebrations.”

Beginning Wednesday evening Nov. 23, the best items will be available on so that customers can begin shopping when stores are closed. Academy will provide savings on significantly more items throughout Thanksgiving Weekend and Cyber Week along with better visibility to available inventory and strong shipping promotions.View the Black Friday Ad

New to Academy Sports + Outdoors this holiday season is the “Price Match + 5%” guarantee. If customers find a lower price elsewhere on an identical, in-stock merchandise item advertised in print by any local retailer, or online by any select online retailers, show the ad while it remains valid and if the competitor’s price is lower, then Academy will beat it by 5%. There will also be matching of pricing for in-store purchases and in-store pricing for purchases. Customers must present a verifiable copy of the advertised price, either by presenting the entire printed ad or a digital version on a mobile device if in store. Or if purchasing on, they may present by email, fax or mail. Exclusions apply. See the Academy Price Match Policy or an Academy team member for additional details.

To accommodate customers’ busy holiday schedules, all stores will offer extended shopping hours mid-December through Christmas Eve. Customers can visit their local store’s webpage on to view the full schedule of holiday shopping hours.

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 225 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