Academy Sports + Outdoors opens its first store in Lexington, Ky.


Sixth location of Marks Academy in the Bluegrass State

Katy, Texas, September 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Academy Sports + Outdoors (“Academy”) (Nasdaq: ASO), a leading retailer of outdoor sporting and leisure goods, is thrilled to announce the opening of its first Lexington, Ky. shop. Located at 3220 Nicholasville Road. #185 in the South Park Mall, the approximately 80,000 square foot store offers a large assortment of athletic and outdoor merchandise at Lexington. The Academy will host the opening festivities of the Friday September 30 through Sunday October 2. Throughout the weekend, customers can expect exclusive offers, giveaways, brand activations sold at the Academy, food truck samples and guest appearances. University of Kentucky former basketball student Kyle Macymale basketball player Casson Wallace and more.

The Lexington marks the sixth Academy store in Kentucky and the opening of the fifth of nine new stores the Academy plans to open this year. Academy looks forward to continuing its expansion efforts beyond 2022, with the goal of opening 80 to 100 new stores over the next five years.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is thrilled to kickstart the fun into the Lexington community by providing customers with what they need to make pursuing their sporting and outdoor passions easy and affordable,” said Sam Johnson, executive vice president of retail operations for Academy. “Whether you’re preparing for a big Kentucky game, a little leaguer looking for the perfect pair of cleats, or prepping for your next outdoor adventure in the Daniel Boone National Forest, our great value and services are creating new opportunities for families to get active. .

Customers can expect to find the best assortment and prices of athletic and leisure footwear, athletic and outdoor equipment and apparel from top national brands such as Nike, adidas, The North Face, Under Armor, Colombia, YETI, Traeger, Carhartt, Drake Waterfowl, Timberland, Coleman and more. Academy also delivers exceptional everyday value and quality through its exclusive private labels such as Magellan Outdoors, Freely, ROW, BCG, H2O Xpress, Mosaic and O’Rageous which cover outdoor clothing and equipment, women’s clothing and men, training clothes, fishing. equipment, outdoor furniture and water sports equipment respectively.

By partnering with University of Kentucky Athletics, Academy provides a fun destination where Wildcat fans can get licensed apparel, novelty items and tailgating essentials. Additionally, customers can find a Nike top for an upcoming practice class, Under Armor gloves for catching the game-winning touchdown, or a Titleist Pro V1 ball sleeve for a round of 18 on their favorite golf course. The store also has everything you need to create a backyard oasis with a wide selection of patio sets, barbecue grills and outdoor games. Academy also offers free services such as grill and bike assembly, scope mounting, bore sighting, line spooling/spooling, and propane swapping. Customers can also purchase hunting and fishing licenses in the store.

For more information on grand opening events and offers, visit or text LEXINGTON at 22369. Customers are encouraged to shop online at or through the Academy mobile app, receive advertisements and digital offers, interact with Academy’s social media accounts (@academy ), sign up for email/text alerts, and monitor information about upcoming grand opening events.

Those interested in careers at the Academy can visit to apply for open positions.

About the Sports + Outdoors Academy

Academy is one of the leading sporting goods and outdoor leisure retailers in United States. Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy now has 264 stores in 17 states. Academy’s mission is to provide “Fun for All” and Academy fulfills this mission with a localized merchandising strategy and a value proposition that connects strongly with a wide range of consumers. Academy’s product assortment focuses on the key outdoor, apparel, sports and recreation, and footwear categories through leading national brands and a portfolio of private labels. For more information, visit

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 generally identified by or are associated with words such as “intends”, “will”, “plans”, “believes”, “expects”, “may” and/or the negatives or variations of these terms or similar terminology. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global, regional or local economic, business, competitive, business, regulatory and other factors, many of which are beyond Academy’s control. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are set forth 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 caption “Risk Factors,” as they may be updated from time to time in our periodic filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of publication. Academy undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

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