IN: Academy Sports + Outdoors to Open First Location in Lafayette, to Continue U.S. Expansion | Trade and Industry Development

IN: Academy Sports + Outdoors to Open First Location in Lafayette, to Continue U.S. Expansion

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Jan 17, 2023
Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy has grown to 268 stores across 18 states.

Academy Sports + Outdoors plans to open its first location in Lafayette, Ind., this spring. The 60,000-sq.-ft. store will be the outdoor retailer's  fourth location in the state. The company plans to open a total of at least 80 new stores by the end of 2026.

The location will carry a wide assortment of sports and outdoors products. Customers can also take advantage in-store services that will include free assembly on grills and bikes, scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange and the ability to purchase hunting and fishing licenses, reports Chain Store Age.

“We're excited to be a new destination for the Lafayette community to find everything they need to pursue their sports and outdoors passions with top national brands like Nike, Adidas, Yeti, Columbia, Carhartt, and many more," said Sam Johnson, Academy's executive VP of retail operations. "At Academy Sports + Outdoors we deliver fun, great value, and unmatched service that makes it easier for Boilermaker fans to gear up for gameday, kids to play ball, hunters to prepare for deer season, and active families to find the apparel and shoes they want."

Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy has grown to 268 stores across 18 states.

“Academy looks forward to building relationships throughout Lafayette to support and create new opportunities for residents to have fun out there,” the company stated. 

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