Academy Sports activities + Outdoor Opens New Retailer in Atlanta, GA


The new location is the Academy’s 20th store in Georgia

KATY, Texas, August 23, 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 newest business Atlanta, GA Load. Located at 130 Perimeter Center West in the Perimeter Square Shopping Center, the 50,200 square foot store brings a wide selection of the finest athletic and outdoor merchandise to Perimeter. Academy will kick off the grand opening celebrations with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, 08/26. Customers can look forward to exclusive offers, giveaways and a meet and greet with former baseball pros Peter Moylan and former college and professional football player Aaron Murraycurrent professional basketball player Monique Billings and other fun activities.

The new Academy Sports + Outdoors store is the company’s 12th location in the greater Atlanta area.

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Located at 130 Perimeter Center West in the Perimeter Square Shopping Center, the new 50,200 square foot Academy Sports + Outdoors store will bring a wide selection of the finest athletic and outdoor merchandise to Atlanta.

The new store marks Metro Atlanta’s 12th location and 20th consistently Georgia. 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 continuing to support the Atlanta, GA community and provide customers with the gear that makes fun easy and affordable,” he said Sam Johnson, Academy Executive Vice President of Retail Operations. “From Truist Park to Murphey Candler Park, Atlanta is a hub for outdoor living, active families and home to passionate sports fans. We look forward to offering convenient locations that offer top brands, value and excellent customer service.”

Customers can expect daily low prices for top brands like Nike, adidas, Under Armour, Columbia, Coleman, The North Face and more. Academy also offers tremendous value and quality through its exclusive in-house brands such as Magellan Outdoors, Freely, ROW, BCG, H2O Xpress, Game Winner, O’Rageous and others.

The new location offers families a fun destination to gear up for any big game, outdoor adventure, or day on the court or field. Additionally, the store serves as a place to create a backyard oasis with everything from 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.

For more information on opening offers and events, visit or text PERIMETER to 22369. Customers are also invited to shop online at or through the Academy’s mobile app, digital ads and offers and engage with the Academy’s social media accounts (@academy), sign up for email alerts, and keep an eye out 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 263 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 the key categories Outdoor, Apparel, Sports & 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.

SOURCE Academy Sport + Outdoor