Academy Sports + Outdoors Opens First Store in Texas

Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to announce the opening of its first store in Texas! This new location will offer residents in the area access to quality sporting goods and gear at great prices. We can’t wait to serve the community and help everyone get active and outdoors!

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Academy Sports + Outdoors, one of the nation’s largest sporting goods retailers, today announced the grand opening of its first store in Texas. The new 140,000 square-foot store is located at 7403 W. Interstate 10 in Katy, TX.

The retailer offers a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products at everyday low prices. In addition, the store features a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor footwear, apparel and much more.

History of the company

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 by Arthur M. Gochman in 1938 as a fishing tackle shop called Academy Sales in San Angelo, Texas. As the business grew Academy began selling other outdoor gear and eventually expanded into sporting goods with the purchase of Brownwood Sporting Goods in 1953. In 1960s the company began to open new locations outside of Texas. The 1970s saw a period of rapid expansion for the company as it opened new stores at a rate of nearly one per month. By 1979 there were fifty stores in operation. In 1988 Academy made its first acquisition outside of the sports market when it purchased Tandycrafts Inc., a craft supplies retailer based in Fort Worth. The Tandycrafts acquisition allowed Academy to begin to open stores in malls where it had not previously had a presence.

In 2011 the company announced it would be relocating its corporate headquarters from Katy to Katy Mills Mall which is also located in Katy. In 2012 Academy Sports + Outdoors was ranked #16 on Forbes’ list of America’s largest private companies with an estimated revenue of $4 billion

The first store in Texas

Academy Sports + Outdoors, one of the nation’s largest sporting goods retailers, today opened its first store in Texas. The new store, located at 12615 N. IH-35 in Austin, is the company’s sixth location nationwide.

“As a native Texan, I am proud to open our first store in the state and bring Academy’s low prices and wide selection of sporting goods and outdoor gear to even more sports enthusiasts,” said John Musil, CEO of Academy Sports + Outdoors. “Our goal is to provide an unparalleled shopping experience for customers whether they are purchasing online or in our stores, and we look forward to serving the Austin community for many years to come.”

The new 125,000 square-foot store offers a wide selection of sporting goods and gear for team sports, fitness activities, camping, hunting and fishing at every day low prices. Customers can also shop online at and take advantage of free shipping on orders over $25.

Products and services

At Academy Sports + Outdoors, we offer a wide variety of products and services to help you get the most out of your time outdoors. From hunting and fishing to camping and hiking, we have everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors.

We also offer a wide range of services, including guidance on choosing the right equipment, advice on how to use it, and repair and maintenance service. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced outdoorsman, we can help you make the most of your time in the great outdoors.

The future of the company

Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to announce its first store in the state of Texas! The new location will be in the city of Houston and is set to open in early 2020.

This move marks a significant expansion for the company, which was founded in 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri. Currently, Academy Sports + Outdoors operates over 240 stores across 16 states. The new Houston store will bring the company’s total store count to 241.

The new Houston location will span over 46,000 square feet and will offer a wide variety of sporting goods and outdoor gear for everyone from beginner athletes to experienced professionals. shoppers can expect to find everything from hunting and fishing supplies to golf clubs and tents. In addition, the store will feature a full-service garage with car lifts and tools available for rental.

With this expansion into Texas, Academy Sports + Outdoors is positioning itself for continued growth and success in the years to come. The company is committed to providing its customers with the best possible shopping experience, whether they are in-store or browsing online.Courtesy of PR Newswire

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