Academy Sports + Outdoors Expands Atlanta Presence

The new store continues the retailer's plans to open upwards of 100 locations over the next five years.
Greg Sleter
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Academy Sports + Outdoors is opening its newest store in Atlanta. The 50,200 square-foot store will celebrate its grand opening on August 26.

The new store marks the 12th location across metro Atlanta and 20th throughout Georgia. The sporting goods retailer continues its expansion efforts throughout 2022 and beyond with plans to open 80 to 100 stores over the next five years.

"Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to continue to serve the Atlanta, GA community and provide customers the gear that makes having fun easy and affordable," said Sam Johnson, Academy's Executive Vice President of Retail Operations. "From Truist Park to Murphey Candler Park, Atlanta is a hub for outdoor life, active families, and home to passionate sports fans."

The new location offers families a destination to gear up for any big game, outdoor adventure, or a day on the court or field. Additionally, 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 winding/spooling, and propane exchange. Customers can also purchase hunting and fishing licenses.