Academy Sports activities + Open air Opens First Retailer in Virginia


The state’s first location will be in Richmond area

KATY, Texas, August 16, 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 Richmond, Va. Load. Located at 11861 W. Broad St. at The Corner at Short Pump, the 58,075 square foot store brings a wide selection of athletic and outdoor merchandise to Richmond. The Academy hosts grand opening celebrations of Friday, 08/19th through Sunday, 21.8St. Throughout the weekend, customers can enjoy exclusive offers, giveaways, a performance by the Richmond Flying Squirrels mascots, the Richmond Raceway Pace Car on display, token activations sold at the Academy and food truck samples.

The Richmond location is the third of nine new locations Academy will open this year and the first location in Virginia.

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Academy Sports + Outdoors opens first store in Virginia

The Richmond location is the third of nine new stores Academy will open this year and the first store in Virginia. 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 + Outdoors is excited to ignite fun in the Richmond community by providing customers with what they need to easily and affordably pursue their sports and outdoor passions,” he said Sam Johnson, Academy Executive Vice President of Retail Operations. “Whether you’re an angler looking to land your next big catch in the James River, a small league fishing enthusiast looking for the perfect pair of cleats, or a water sports enthusiast looking for your next kayaking adventure, our great price -Money and our services create new opportunities for families to get active.”

Customers can expect to find the finest range of athletic and casual footwear, athletic and outdoor gear and clothing from top brands such as Nike, adidas, The North Face, Under Armour, Columbia, YETI, Traeger, Costa, 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 clothing, training wear and fishing gear , garden furniture and water equipment.

The new location is a fun destination where families can find a Nike top for an upcoming training class, a Rawlings glove for next season’s sport, or a cover of Titleist Pro V1 balls for a round of 18 on their favorite golf course. In addition, the store offers everything you need to create a garden oasis with a wide range of patio sets, grills 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.

For more information on launch events and offers, visit or text SHORTPUMP to 22369. Customers are invited to shop online at or through the Academy’s mobile app, receive digital ads and offers, and sign up Stay engaged with the Academy’s social media accounts (@academy), sign up for email/SMS alerts, and stay tuned 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 recreation in The United States. Originally established in 1938 as a family business Texas, Academy has grown to 262 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. The Academy undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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