Academy Sports + Outdoors continues its Midwest expansion

KATY, Texas, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Academy Sports + Outdoors (d/b/a
Academy), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, today announced its
continued Midwestern expansion with plans to open four new stores across Indiana
and Kentucky later this fall.

The first two locations – Evansville, Indiana and Owensboro, Kentucky will mark
Academy’s entry into both states followed by the opening of stores in Louisville
and Middletown, Kentucky, prior to the holidays. In total, the four stores will
generate approximately 575 jobs.

“We’re thrilled to announce our expansion into Indiana and Kentucky,” says Ken
Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors executive vice president, chief operating
officer. “Active-minded families in both areas are just as passionate and
enthusiastic about sports and the outdoors as we are, and we’re looking forward
to introducing our selection and everyday low prices, providing customer
service, and becoming active partners in the local community.”

Academy is known throughout the South and Midwest U.S. for its wide selection of
products including golf, team sports, casual and athletic footwear and apparel,
hunting, fishing, camping, patio, bbq, recreation and leisure, and sports and
fitness equipment and gear. The stores feature sports, outdoor and lifestyle
products from top brands such as Nike, adidas, Under Armour, Columbia and much

The stores also provide many services including assembly and delivery, hunting
and fishing licenses, scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling,
propane exchange and racquet stringing and have a broad selection of local
professional and collegiate licensed team gear.

All four stores are set to start construction shortly. Individuals interested in
careers at Academy can visit to apply for positions when
they’re posted later this spring.

Prior to the store openings, customers can shop or the digital
version of the weekly ad, engage with Academy through its social media sites,
download Academy’s shopping guide apps, and sign up for email and SMS text

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 and much more.
The Texas-based company operates 172 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas,
Florida, Georgia, Kansas, 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.
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