Academy Sports + Outdoors opens new store in Conyers, GA

It is the company’s 11th metro Atlanta location and 260and in the USA

Katy, Texas, April 26, 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 Conyers, Georgia shop. The store, located at 1448 Old Salem Rd., is 58,000 square feet and provides approximately 60 new jobs to the community. Academy now has 11 locations in the Atlanta metro area and 19 throughout Georgia. The Academy will kick off the opening festivities with an inauguration ceremony on friday april 29 and the fun celebrations will continue throughout the weekend.

New Conyers, Georgia the location marks the first of two new Academy stores to open in the metro Atlanta area in 2022.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is delighted to serve the Conyers, Georgia community and provide customers with the gear that makes fun easy and affordable,” said Sam Johnson, executive vice president of retail operations for Academy. “From Truist Park to Black Shoals Park, Conyers is a hub of outdoor living and home to sports enthusiasts and active families. We look forward to providing a convenient location that offers top brands, value, and great customer service.

Customers can expect to find everyday low prices on top brands such as Nike, adidas, Under Armour, Colombia, The North Face and more. Academy also offers exceptional value and quality through its private brands such as Magellan Outdoors, Freely, BCG, H2O Xpress, Game Winner, O’Rageous and others.

The new location provides families with a fun destination to get ready for any big game, outdoor adventure, or a day on the pitch or in the field. Plus, the store serves as a place to create a backyard oasis with everything from 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.

Academy continuously provides support in the Atlanta Métropole thanks to community donations and more than 40 local partnerships. These efforts benefit youth team sports, field and stream organizations, fitness facilities, and historically Black colleges and universities, as well as the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Athlete Positive, at USTA Atlanta, Morehouse College, clark atlanta and much more. Academy is the Official Sporting Goods Retailer of the Atlanta Braves and Gwinnett Stripers.

On Thursday April 28ahead of the three-day grand opening, the new store will offer a $5,000 donation to the Sheriff’s Activities League (SAL) of Rockdale County. Twenty young people from the SAL region will receive a shopping spree worth a total of $4,000 and be among the first to shop in the store for new shoes, apparel, sports gear, bikes, fishing and camping gear, and more. The Academy will also donate a $1,000 gift card to Rockdale County SAL to purchase additional outdoor and sporting goods. Plus, teachers and school staff get 10% off online and in-store purchases for up to May 8, 2022.

Starting on April 29the community is invited to three-day store opening celebration full of fun activities for the whole family. Free events include:

  • Braves World Champions Trophy Tour

  • A special appearance by Braves mascot Blooper and former Braves third baseman Terry Pendleton

  • Gifts and interactive brand demonstrations sold at the Academy

  • Academy Mystery Gift Card Giveaways

  • Free food truck bites

  • Meet and greet a professional fisherman shryock hunter.

New Conyers, Georgia the location marks the first of two new Academy stores to open in the metro Atlanta area in 2022. This fall, local customers can expect a location near Perimeter Center.

Customers are also encouraged to shop online at academy.com or via the Academy’s mobile application, receive digital advertisements and offers, interact with the Academy’s social media accounts (@academy), sign up for email alerts and stay tuned for information on upcoming grand opening events.

Those interested in careers at the Academy can visit careers.academy.com to apply for vacancies.

About the Academy

Academy is one of the leading retailers of sporting and outdoor recreation goods in the United States. Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy now has 260 stores in 16 contiguous 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, footwear and sports & leisure categories through leading national brands and a portfolio of 20 private label brands, which go well beyond beyond traditional sporting goods and apparel offerings. For more information, visit www.academy.com.

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. Words such as “outlook”, “orientation”, “anticipate”, “assume”, “believe”, “continue”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend” , “may”, “plans”, “potential”, “predicts”, “plans”, “future”, “will”, “research”, “foreseeable” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words or similar expressions are used to identify these forward looking terms. Actual results may differ materially from those expectations due to changes in global, regional or local economic, business, competitive, business, regulatory and other factors, including many 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 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 review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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