Academy Sports + Outdoors Opens First Store in Ohio

by Katie Lee

Katy, Texas — Academy Sports + Outdoors, a leading full-line sporting goods and outdoor recreation retailer, has opened its first store in Ohio. Located in Zanesville, the approximately 54,000-square-foot store marks the third store Academy has opened in 2024. Academy plans to continue its expansion efforts with the goal of opening 15-17 stores in its fiscal 2024 year, and a total of 160 to 180 new stores over the next 5 years.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to join the Zanesville community and provide customers with a destination that makes pursuing their sports and outdoors passions easy and affordable just in time for summer,” says Eric Friederich, senior vice president of retail operations at Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy has grown to 285 stores across 19 states. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Academy Sports + Outdoors

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