Academy Sports + Outdoors to Open 80-100 New Stores Over Next 3 Years

by Katie Lee

Katy, Texas — Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc., a leading full-line sporting goods and outdoor recreation retailer, plans to open a total of 80 to 100 new stores by the end of 2026. Kickstarting those expansion plans will be its first location in Lafayette, Ind., opening this spring. The fourth location in Indiana, the more than 60,000-square-foot store will open in Lafayette Pavilions.

“We’re excited to be a new destination for the Lafayette community,” says Sam Johnson, Academy’s executive vice president of retail operations. “At Academy Sports + Outdoors we deliver fun, great value and unmatched service that makes it easier for Boilermaker fans to gear up for gameday, kids to play ball, hunters to prepare for deer season and active families to find the apparel and shoes they want.”

Academy’s new store will also provide a dynamic and fun shopping experience while offering convenient options, such as buy online pick-up in store service, and free shipping on most online orders over $25. Customers can also take advantage of a suite of in-store services that will include free assembly on grills and bikes, scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange and the ability to purchase hunting and fishing licenses.

Academy is a leading full-line sporting goods and outdoor recreation retailer in the United States. Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy has grown to 268 stores across 18 states. For more information, visit




SOURCE: Academy Sports + Outdoors


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