Academy Sports + Outdoors opens its first store in Virginia

The first state location will be in the richmond Region

Katy, Texas, August 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sports + Outdoors Academy (“Academy”) (Nasdaq: ASO), one of the leading retailers of sporting and outdoor leisure goods, is delighted to announce the opening of its first Richmond, Virginia. shop. Located at 11861 W. Broad St. in The Corner at Short Pump, the 58,075 square foot store offers a large assortment of athletic and outdoor products in Richmond. The Academy will host the opening festivities of the friday august 19e through Sunday August 21st. Throughout the weekend, customers can expect exclusive offers, giveaways, an appearance by Richmond Flying Squirrels mascots, the Richmond Raceway Pace Car on display, activations by brands sold at the Academy and food truck samples.

The Richmond location marks the third of nine new stores the Academy will open this year and the first store to Virginia. Academy looks forward to continuing its expansion efforts beyond 2022, with the goal of opening 80 to 100 new stores over the next five years.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is thrilled to kickstart the fun in the Richmond community by providing customers with what they need to make pursuing their athletic and outdoor passions easy and affordable,” said Sam Johnson, executive vice president of retail operations for Academy. “Whether you’re an angler looking to bring your next big catch to the James River, a little leaguer looking for the perfect pair of cleats, or a water sports enthusiast looking for your next kayaking adventure, our excellent value for money and our services create new possibilities for families to get active.

Customers can expect to find the best assortment of athletic and recreational footwear, equipment and athletic and outdoor apparel from top brands such as Nike, adidas, The North Face, Under Armour, Colombia, YETI, Traeger, Costa, Timberland, Coleman and more. Academy also delivers exceptional everyday value and quality through its exclusive private labels such as Magellan Outdoors, Freely, ROW, BCG, H2O Xpress, Mosaic and O’Rageous which cover outdoor clothing and equipment, women’s clothing and men, training clothes, fishing. equipment, outdoor furniture and aquatic equipment, respectively.

The new location is a fun destination where families can find a Nike top for an upcoming practice class, a Rawlings glove for the upcoming sports season, or a sleeve of Titleist Pro V1 balls for a round of 18 on their golf course. prefer. Plus, the store has everything you need to create a backyard oasis with a wide selection of patio sets, barbecue grills and outdoor games. Academy also offers free services such as grill and bike assembly, scope mounting, bore sighting, line/spool winding and propane exchange. Customers can also purchase hunting and fishing licenses in the store.

For more information on opening event information and offers, visit or text SHORTPUMP to 22369. Customers are encouraged to shop online at or via the Academy’s mobile application, receive digital advertisements and offers, interact with the Academy’s social media accounts (@academy), sign up for email/text alerts and stay tuned for information on upcoming grand opening events.

Those interested in careers at the Academy can visit to apply for vacancies.

About the Sports + Outdoors Academy

Academy is one of the leading sporting goods and outdoor leisure retailers in United States. Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy now has 262 stores in 17 states. Academy’s mission is to provide “Fun for All” and Academy fulfills this mission with a localized merchandising strategy and a value proposition that connects strongly with a wide range of consumers. Academy’s product assortment focuses on the key outdoor, apparel, sports & recreation, and footwear categories through leading national brands and a portfolio of private labels. For more information, visit

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on Academy’s current expectations and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by or are associated with words such as “intends”, “will”, “plans”, “believes”, “expects”, “may” and/or the negatives or variations of these terms or similar terminology. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global, regional or local economic, business, competitive, business, regulatory and other factors, many of which are beyond Academy’s control. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are set forth in the Academy’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including the Academy’s Annual Report on Form 10-K under the caption “Risk Factors,” as they may be updated from time to time in our periodic filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date of publication. Academy undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

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