Academy Sports + Outdoors opens store in Denham Springs, La.; brings 125 jobs to the area

KATY, TEXAS (November 21, 2014) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, opens a new store in Denham Springs, Louisiana, located at the intersection of Juban St & I-20. The 58,000square foot store brings approximately 125 new jobs to the area, and will be Academy Sports + Outdoors’ third store in the Baton Rouge area and 17th store in Louisiana.

“We’re thrilled to open a store in Denham Springs as we continue to grow in Southern Louisiana. We hope to provide our customers with a more convenient location to shop for fun family products,” said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ senior vice president of store operations. “Academy Sports + Outdoors provides Denham Springs residents with a broad assortment of sports, outdoor and lifestyle products at everyday low prices just in time for the holidays.”

Customers in Denham Springs can expect the same everyday low prices, broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, sports, recreation and leisure products, athletic and casual footwear and apparel, along with customer service that they have come to expect from the other Baton Rougearea stores. 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 the C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA to be the store’s first customers and shop for anything they like.

On Friday, November 21, the Denham Springs 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 Sports + Outdoors mystery gift card.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit to apply for open positions. 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 any of the other Louisianastores.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors
Academy Sports + Outdoors is a $4 billion, 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 190 stores 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