Academy Sports + Outdoors to Restart New Store Growth in 2022

Katy, Texas — Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc., a leading full-line sporting goods and outdoor recreation retailer, will open at least eight new stores in 2022 that will fill in existing markets in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Texas, and expand Academy’s footprint into Virginia and West Virginia. With these openings, Academy’s existing store count will grow to 267 and expand its reach to 18 states. Academy is evaluating additional locations for stores that could also open in 2022.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to begin a chapter of growth with new stores this year,” says Michael P. Mullican, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

New stores are expected to open this spring in Atlanta; this summer in Lexington, Ky., Panama City, Fla., Richmond, Va. (the first Academy in Virginia), and another store in Atlanta; as well as this fall/winter in Jeffersonville, Ind., and Huntington, W.Va. (the first Academy in West Virginia).

Academy’s new stores will provide a dynamic and fun shopping experience while offering convenient options, such as buy online, pickup in-store service (BOPIS), curbside pickup service and free shipping on online orders over $25. Customers in these locations can also take advantage of a suite of in-store services that will include free assembly of 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 259 stores across 16 contiguous states. For more information, visit




SOURCE: Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc.

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