Academy Sports + Outdoors opens its first store in West Virginia


CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Academy Sports + Outdoors announced Tuesday that it will open its first location in West Virginia later this year.

The sporting and outdoor recreation retailer will open its Cabell County store in 2022 and create approximately 60 new jobs in the area.

“We’re excited to show West Virginia what ‘having fun’ means and provide them with a place that offers a wide assortment of sporting, outdoor and recreation goods, at an incredible value,” said said Sam Johnson, Academy Sports + Outdoors. ‘ Executive Vice President of Retail Operations. “Whether customers are hiking in Ritter Park, fishing on Beech Fork Lake, or gearing up for their next game, Academy will soon become the go-to destination for finding the best brands to help them pursue their passions.”

The release goes on to say, “The Academy location will invite new customers to have fun by providing them with value, the best assortment of hunting and outdoor services, and the knowledge they need to practice the activities they enjoy and create new memories. Huntington residents can expect to find Academy team members with a passion for sports, hunting, fishing and other recreational pursuits, as well as a unique assortment of top brands such as Nike, YETI, Adidas, The North Face, Game Winner, Mossy Oak, Carhartt, including Academy private brands such as Magellan Outdoors, O’Rageous, H20 Xpress, Freely and BCG. Whether families are gearing up for the hunt, hosting friends in their backyard, or planning their next mountain adventure, Academy’s wide assortment of sports and outdoor products are designed to make the most of every budget.

The new location will offer online pickup, curbside pickup, and free shipping for online orders over $25.

Customers can also take advantage of in-store services which will include free assembly on grills and bikes, scope fitting, bore sighting, line spooling/spooling, line swapping propane and the ability to purchase hunting and fishing licenses.

WSAZ has contacted Academy Sports + Outdoors officials to find out where the new store will be located in Cabell County.

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