Academy Sports + Outdoors adds Owasso store; brings over 100 new jobs

KATY, TEXAS (September 4, 2015) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, today opens its first store in Owasso and ninth store in the state. The 63,000 square foot store brings over 100 new jobs to the community and is located at 8959 N. Garnett Rd.

“We are very excited to open our third store in the Tulsa area as we continue to grow in the state of Oklahoma,” said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ senior vice president of store operations. “Whether getting ready for Friday Night Football or playing disc golf in Centennial Park, we hope to provide active-minded families in the community a convenient new location for all their sports, outdoor and lifestyle needs.”

Prior to opening, the store donated $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift cards to 30 members of the Owasso YMCA to be the store’s first customers and shop for anything they like during this private shopping event.

On Friday, September 11, the Owasso 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. In addition to the numerous events are line up and wins for Academy mystery gift cards, free Under Armour TShirts 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 Owasso 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 and SMS text alerts.

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 201 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