Barboursville, West Virginia and Pinellas Park, Florida.

The new locations mark the first store in the state of West Virginia and in the Tampa Bay Region

KATY, TEXAS, November 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sports + Outdoors Academy (“Academy”) (Nasdaq: ASO) a leading retailer of sporting and outdoor leisure goods, is delighted to announce the opening of two new stores, one in Barboursville, West Virginiaand one in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Barboursville store is over 60,000 square feet and is located at 30 Tanyard Station Drive in the Tanyard Station shopping center. The Pinellas Park store is 50,000 square feet and is located at 7230 US Hwy 19 N. Both bring a large assortment of athletic and outdoor products to their communities ahead of the holiday season. The Academy will host the opening festivities of the Friday November 18 through Sunday November 20 in both stores. Throughout the weekend, customers at each location can expect exclusive offers, giveaways, meet-and-greets, activations by brands sold at the Academy, food truck samples, and enjoy competitive price.

Academy opened nine new stores in 2022. The Barboursville store marks the first in the state of West Virginiaand Pinellas Park marks the first Academy store in Tampa Bay and 14e in Florida. Academy plans to continue 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 Barboursville and Tampa Bay communities by providing customers with what they need to make it easier to pursue their athletic and outdoor passions at rock-bottom prices,” said Sam Johnson, executive vice president of retail operations for Academy. “Whether you’re an angler looking to snag that next big catch, a holiday shopper looking for the perfect gift, or a fan gearing up for game day, our great value and service create new possibilities for families to be active.”

Customers can expect to find the best assortment of athletic, casual and work shoes, athletic and outdoor gear and apparel from top national brands such as Nike, adidas, The North Face, Columbia, Wrangler , Timberland, Carhartt, Yeti, Huk. , Costa and Coleman. 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 locations are fun destinations where families can find a Nike top for an upcoming workout class, a PENN rod and reel for a day on the water, or a Coleman tent for a camping trip. 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 spooling/spooling, and propane swapping. Customers can also purchase hunting and fishing licenses from stores.

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 268 stores in 18 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 core categories of outdoor apparel, apparel, sports & recreation, and footwear through leading national brands and a portfolio of private label brands. 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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