Academy Sports + Outdoors to open third Baton Rouge area store in Denham Springs, La.; renews partnership with New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers

KATY, Texas, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Sports + Outdoors (Academy), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, today announced it will open a store in Denham Springs, Louisiana, just outside of Baton Rouge. The new store, located at the northwest corner of Juban St. and I-20, is part of the Juban Crossing retail development and will add 150 new jobs to the area. Academy also announced the renewal of its multi-year partnerships with the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers.

"We're thrilled active-minded families in the Livingston Parish area will soon have their own convenient Academy to shop for fun family products at our everyday low prices," said Tammi Hysell, Academy Sports + Outdoors' senior director of promotions. "The store will be stocked with everything from LSU and Saints gear, to fishing and hunting equipment so families can spend more time together outdoors or cheering on their favorite teams."

The 71,000 square foot store will be Academy's 17th in Louisiana and third in the Baton Rouge area. The store will offer a new digital golf simulator for golfers to test-drive Academy's wide selection of clubs, plus a new archery shop with a lane for customers to try out and be fitted for the right bow. Customers will enjoy the store services they are familiar with at the two existing Baton Rouge locations, such as assembly and delivery, hunting and fishing licenses, scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange and racquet stringing.

"Our organizations both share a strong passion for serving our communities, our fans, their families, and cheering on the Tigers," said Ward Wyatt, general manager of LSU Sports Properties. "We congratulate Academy Sports + Outdoors on the opening of the Denham Springs store and we're excited about our continued partnership."

Academy Sports + Outdoors is the official sporting goods retailer of the New Orleans Saints, CCA Louisiana, and LSU Athletics.

"We're excited to continue our long-standing partnership with Academy Sports + Outdoors," said Jean-Paul Dardenne, New Orleans Saints senior vice president of corporate partnerships. "Academy has been a fantastic partner to our fans and communities across Louisiana. We are proud to continue to have them as part of the Saints family."

Individuals interested in careers at Academy can visit www.academy.com/shop/store/careers to apply for open positions. Prior to the store opening, customers can shop academy.com, receive the digital version of the weekly ad, engage with Academy through its social media sites, sign up for email and SMS text alerts, or visit our existing locations off of Airline Drive or Siegen Lane.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors
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. The Texas-based company operates 178 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at everyday low prices. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit academy.com, facebook.com/academy, twitter.com/academy, pinterest.com/academy, youtube.com/academy and instagram.com/academy.

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