Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to announce the opening of our first store in Houston, Texas! This new location marks a significant milestone for our company, and we can’t wait to serve the Houston community.
Our Houston store offers a wide selection of sporting goods and outdoor gear for the whole family. Whether you’re looking for new golf clubs, fishing gear, or just a new pair of running shoes, we’ve got you covered.
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History of Academy Sports + Outdoors
Founded in 1938
Academy Sports + Outdoors was founded in 1938 by Richard E. Jacobs as a sporting goods store in San Antonio, Texas. The company began as a single store, but has since expanded to over 250 locations across the United States.
The company sells a variety of sports and outdoor products, including hunting, fishing, camping, and other recreational equipment. It also offers a wide range of apparel, footwear, and accessories for both men and women.
Academy Sports + Outdoors is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has over 27,000 employees.
Headquartered in Katy, Texas
Academy Sports + Outdoors is an American sporting goods discount store chain. Headquartered in Katy, Texas, the company operates over 240 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
The company was founded in 1938 by John W. Tate in San Antonio, Texas as Academy Tire Shop. In 1963 Tate’s son-in-law J.L. McCallister transformed the company from a tire shop to a sporting goods store and renamed it Academy Corporation. In 1988 it became a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol ASO.
In 2011 the company acquired privately held outdoor retailer Zeco of Houston for $509 million. On May 31st of 2012 it was announced that Oscar College Apparel would be acquired for $resses an interest in hunting and fishing. 92 million in cash and assumed debt. The deal was completed on September 4th of 2012.
On October 2nd of 2017 it was announced that Dick’s Sporting Goods would be selling its Golf Galaxy business to Academy Sports + Outdoors for $28store locations in 23 states across America96 million dollars cash as part of Dick’s plan to divest itself of some businesses to focus on its core operations. The deal was completed on December 11th of 2017 giving Academy ownership of 90 Golf Galaxy
First Store in Houston
On Wednesday, Academy Sports + Outdoors opened its first store in Houston, Texas. The store is located at 1212 Westheimer Rd. The 130,000-square-foot facility features a wide assortment of sporting goods, from hunting and fishing to golf and team sports, and is the company’s first location in the Houston market.
Located in the Greenspoint area
Academy Sports + Outdoors announced today the grand opening of its first store in Houston, Texas. The new 115,000 square-foot location is located at 20310 Imperial Valley Drive in the Greenspoint area.
“We’re thrilled to open our first store in Houston and expand our presence in Texas,” said Ken Hicks, Academy’s chairman and CEO. “This new location gives us the opportunity to serve even more sports and outdoors enthusiasts in the Houston community.”
The new store will offer a wide variety of sporting goods and outdoor equipment for both amateur and professional athletes, including basketball, baseball, football, soccer, golf, hunting, fishing, camping and more. In addition, the store will feature a state-of-the-art shooting gallery with eight lanes.
Grand opening on October 19, 2017
Academy Sports + Outdoors, one of the nation’s largest sporting goods retailers, today announced the grand opening of its first store in Houston, Texas. Located at 10777 Katy Freeway near Memorial City Mall, the new Academy Sports + Outdoors will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, October 19.
The 136,000 square-foot store will offer Houston-area residents a broad selection of sporting goods, from hunting, fishing and camping gear to sports equipment for basketball, baseball, football, golf, soccer and more. Additionally, the new Academy Sports + Outdoors will feature an extensive assortment of activewear and footwear for the entire family.
Products and Services Offered
Houston’s first Academy Sports + Outdoors store is now open! Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear, along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more.
Apparel, footwear, and sporting goods
Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor, and lifestyle retailer with over 250 stores that span across the United States. The company offers a broad assortment of quality products, expert services, and outstanding value in apparel, footwear, and sporting goods for the whole family.
In addition to a wide variety of licensed team fan gear, Academy Sports + Outdoors carries a broad selection of casual and athletic footwear for men, women, and kids. The company also offers an array of outdoor products such as hunting, fishing, and camping gear; patio furniture; grills; and more.
Online and in-store shopping
Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with abducted 2000 stores across the U.S. Our goal is to provide exceptional customer service, products and pricing through the leading edge of technology and an skilled team of employees.
We are proud to announce the grand opening of our first store in Houston, Texas. The new location offers over 75,000 square feet of shopping space, making it one of the largest sporting goods stores in the city. It also features a state-of-the-art indoor shooting range, making it a destination for gun enthusiasts and hunters alike.
In addition to our expansive selection of merchandise, customers can take advantage of our online shopping portal and mobile app. These platforms offer a convenient way to shop for products and track orders from anywhere. We also offer in-store pick-up for online orders, so you can get your items even faster.
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just getting started, Academy Sports + Outdoors has everything you need to pursue your passion. Stop by our Houston store today or shop online at academy.com.
Academy Sports + Outdoors in the Community
Academy Sports + Outdoors is dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities we serve. We are proud to open our first store in Houston, Texas and look forward to becoming a staple in the community.
Supports local schools and youth sports programs
Academy Sports + Outdoors is proud to support local schools and youth sports programs. We recently opened our first store in Houston, Texas, and we are committed to giving back to the community. In addition to our store grand opening, we held a fundraiser to benefit the Houston Independent School District Foundation. We are proud to support the foundation’s efforts to provide resources for students and teachers in the district.
Involved in environmental conservation efforts
Academy Sports + Outdoors is proud to be involved in environmental conservation efforts in the communities we serve. We are committed to working with local and national organizations to protect and restore our natural resources. We are proud to be a part of the following initiatives:
-The Conservation Alliance
-The Save Our Cascades Campaign
-The Los Angeles Regional Watershed Protection Plan