Academy Sports activities + Outdoor Continues Development with New Retailer in Houston, Texas


The new Meyerland store is the Academy’s 33rd location in the United States Greater Houston area

KATY, Texas, November 1, 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 Meyerland store in Houston, Texas. Located at 8715 W Loop South, the 50,000 square foot store offers a wide selection of athletic and outdoor merchandise to the Meyerland community. The Academy hosts grand opening celebrations of Friday 4th Nov through Sunday 6 November. Throughout the weekend, customers can look forward to exclusive deals, giveaways and a performance by the softball legend Jenny FinkActivations by brands sold at Academy and more.

The new Meyerland location is the seventh of nine new stores Academy will open across its footprint in 2022.

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Academy Sports + Outdoors continues growth with new store in Houston, Texas

The new Academy store is the 33rd store in the unique, historic Meyerland community Greater Houston area and its 107th branch in Texas. It is the seventh of nine new stores that Academy will open across its entire footprint in 2022. 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 offer our hometown a new and convenient location for our loyal customers with an updated store layout and shopping experience that offers the best brands at a great price,” said Sam Johnson, Executive Vice President of Retail Operations for Academy Sports + Outdoors. “Whether you’re getting ready for an Astros or Texans game or heading to Hermann Park, our new store has the right assortment to help Houston families have fun out there.”

Customers can expect to find the finest range of athletic and casual footwear, athletic and outdoor gear and apparel from top national brands such as Nike, YETI, adidas, The North Face, Under Armour, Columbia, 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 equipment.

The new location offers families a convenient destination to prepare for any big game, outdoor adventure, or day on the court or field. In addition, the store offers everything you need to create a backyard oasis with a large selection of patio sets, grills, as well as complimentary services such as grill and bike assembly, scope assembly, bore sighting, line winder/spools and propane changes. Customers can also purchase hunting and fishing licenses from the shop.

Academy Sports + Outdoor provides ongoing support with the Greater Houston Area through community donations and over 40 local partnerships. These efforts benefit youth team sports, field and stream organizations, fitness facilities and more. In addition, Academy Sports + Outdoors is the official sporting goods retailer for the Houston Texans and Houston Astros.

For more information on opening events and offers, write MEYERLAND at 22369 or visit Customers are invited to shop online at or via the Academy mobile app, receive digital ads and offers, engage with Academy’s social media accounts (@academy), engage in email/SMS -Sign up for notifications and watch for information about upcoming 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 266 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 the outdoor, apparel, sport & leisure and footwear sectors, both through leading national brands and through a portfolio of private labels. Visit for more information.

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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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