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04/26/2022

Academy opens newest metro Atlanta store

The sporting goods retailer with a portfolio of 20 private brands has opened its newest location.
Zachary Russell
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Sporting goods and outdoor retailer Academy Sports + Outdoors has opened its latest location. The company’s 260th store in the U.S. and 11th in the metro Atlanta area is located in Conyers, GA.

The new Academy location, found at 1448 Old Salem Rd., is 58,000 square-feet and will offer customers Academy’s private brands, including Magellan Outdoors, Freely, BCG, H2O Xpress, Game Winner, O'Rageous and more. In February of this year, Academy expanded its Freely line to include Freely Girls’ pieces for children, along with new Women’s and Women’s Plus styles.

"Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to serve the Conyers, GA community and provide customers the gear that makes having fun easy and affordable," said Sam Johnson, Academy's EVP of retail operations. "From Truist Park to Black Shoals Park, Conyers is a hub for outdoor life, and home to passionate sports fans, and active families. We look forward to providing a convenient location that offers top brands, value, and excellent customer service."

In addition to name brand and private label apparel, Academy also offers free services such as grill and bike assembly, scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, and propane exchange. Customers can also purchase hunting and fishing licenses.

To celebrate Academy’s new location, the company is hosting a three-day grand opening celebration packed with activities.

The new Conyers, GA location marks the first of two new stores Academy will open in the metro Atlanta area in 2022. This fall, local customers can look forward to visiting a new location near Perimeter Center.

Founded in 1938 and based in Katy, Tex., Academy has grown to 260 stores across 16 contiguous states.