Academy Sports activities + Open air Opens First Retailer in Lexington, Ky.


Marks Academy’s sixth location in the Bluegrass State

KATY, Texas, September 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Academy Sports + Outdoors (“Academy”) (Nasdaq: ASO), a leading full-line sports and outdoor recreation retailer, is pleased to announce the opening of its first Lexington, Ky. Load. Located at 3220 Nicholasville Rd. #185, in the South Park Shopping Center, the 80,000 square foot store offers a wide variety of athletic and outdoor merchandise Lexington. The Academy hosts grand opening celebrations of Friday 30 Sept through Sunday October 2nd. Throughout the weekend, customers can look forward to exclusive offers, freebies, activations of brands sold in the Academy, food truck samples and performances University of Kentucky basketball graduate Kyle MacyMen’s basketball player Casson Wallace and more.

The new Lexington location is Academy Sports + Outdoors’ sixth store in Kentucky.

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The new Academy Sports + Outdoors store in Lexington, KY is located in the South Park Shopping Center at 3220 Nicholasville Rd.

That Lexington Location marks the sixth Academy Store in Kentucky and the opening of the fifth of nine new stores Academy is expected to open this year. Academy looks forward to continuing its expansion efforts beyond 2022 with a goal of opening 80 to 100 new stores over the next five years.

“Academy Sports + Outdoor looks forward to bringing the fun to the Lexington community by giving customers what they need to pursue their sports and outdoor passions easily and affordably,” said Sam Johnson, Academy Executive Vice President of Retail Operations. “Whether you’re preparing for a big one Kentucky playing, a little soccer player looking for the perfect pair of cleats, or preparing for your next outdoor adventure in Daniel Boone National Forest, our great value and services create new opportunities for families to get active.”

Customers can expect the best range and prices for athletic and casual footwear, athletic and outdoor gear and clothing from top national brands such as Nike, adidas, The North Face, Under Armour, Columbia, YETI, Traeger, Carhartt, Drake Waterfowl, Timberland, Coleman and more. Academy also offers tremendous everyday value and quality through its exclusive in-house brands such as Magellan Outdoors, Freely, ROW, BCG, H2O Xpress, Mosaic and O’Rageous, covering outdoor apparel and gear, women’s and men’s wear, workout wear and fishing gear, Garden furniture and water sports equipment.

Through the partnership with University of Kentucky Athletics, Academy offers a fun destination where Wildcat fans can get licensed apparel, novelty items and essentials to crank up. Additionally, customers can find a Nike top for an upcoming training class, Under Armor gloves for that game-winning touchdown, or a sleeve of Titleist Pro V1 balls for a round of 18 on their favorite golf course. The store also has everything you need to create a garden oasis with a wide range of patio sets, BBQs and outdoor games. Academy also offers complimentary services such as grill and bike assembly, scope assembly, bore sighting, line winding/spools and propane replacement. Customers can also purchase hunting and fishing licenses from the shop.

Visit or text to learn more about launch events and offers LEXINGTON to 22369. Customers are invited to shop online at or via the Academy mobile app, receive digital ads and offers, interact with Academy social media accounts (@academy), opt-in to email /SMS alerts and watch for information on upcoming grand opening events.

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About Academy Sports + Outdoors

Academy is a leading full-line retailer of sporting goods and outdoor leisure in The United States. Originally established in 1938 as a family business Texas, Academy has grown to 264 stores in 17 states. Academy’s mission is to provide “Fun for All,” and Academy delivers on that mission with a localized merchandising strategy and value proposition that creates a strong connection with a broad spectrum of consumers. Academy’s product range focuses on key categories in outdoor, apparel, sport & leisure and footwear, both through leading national brands and through a portfolio of private labels. Visit for more information.

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 usually identified by words such as “intend”, “will”, “plan”, “believe”, “expect”, “may” and/or the negative or variations of these terms or related terminology. Actual results could differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global, regional or local economic, business, competitive, market, regulatory and other factors, many of which are beyond the Academy’s control. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are identified 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 heading “Risk Factors” as may be updated from time to time in our periodic filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statement in this press release speaks only as of the date of this release. Academy undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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