PITTSBURGH, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening five new stores during the second week in March, totaling approximately 180,000 square feet of retail. Grand Opening celebrations for new stores in Davenport, IA, Queens, NY and Hinesville, GA will occur March 10 through March 12.
"We look forward to celebrating the grand opening of five new stores in three different states," said Lauren Hobart, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK'S Sporting Goods. "Having a presence in these cities will allow us to better-serve the athletes and outdoor enthusiasts who live there. These will be our first stores in Davenport and Queens, so we hope the community joins us for the celebrations that we have planned."
In the Glendale area of Queens, DICK'S will celebrate the grand opening of one of the former Sports Authority locations that the Company took over late last year. This will be the 678th DICK'S in the country and 41st in the state of New York. It will also be the retailer's second location in New York City, the first of which opened on Staten Island in 2011.
A new DICK'S Sporting Goods will also open in Hinesville, GA which will be the 679th DICK'S store in the country and 20th in Georgia.
The Company will open a DICK'S Sporting Goods, Field & Stream and Golf Galaxy all under one roof in Davenport – the third store of its kind in the country. This will be the 680th DICK'S store in the country and eighth in Iowa, 29th Field & Stream in the country and first in Iowa and the 92nd store in the country that Golf Galaxy is operating and second in Iowa.
DICK'S has brought more than 370 total jobs to these three communities through the hiring of full-time, part-time and temporary associates for these five stores.
The stores will host their grand opening celebrations from Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12. Throughout the weekend, customers will receive the chance to win great prizes and meet several special guests such as Blair Wiggins* in Hinesville, Darryl Strawberry** in Queens and Zach Miller**, Bobby Labonte** and Jeremy Roenick** in Davenport.
Visit dicks.com/Glendale, dicks.com/Hinesville or dicks.com/Davenport for full details on the Grand Opening celebration, including giveaways, promotions, special guests and brand activations.
*Limit one autograph per person. Autographs will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis at the store on the day of event only. Limited Quantity. Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.
**WRISTBAND REQUIRED! Wristbands are distributed on a first-come, first served basis beginning at store open on the day of event only. Limited Quantity. Limit one wristband per person. Must be present to receive wristband. Must have a wristband and must be in the Special Appearance line prior to the start of the appearance to receive an autograph. Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.
About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Founded in 1948, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated more than 675 DICK'S Sporting Goods locations, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK'S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, True Runner and Chelsea Collective specialty stores and DICK'S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear and access to donations and sponsorships. For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at dicks.com.
About Field & Stream Specialty Store
Named for the iconic brand that for more than 140 years has been synonymous with outdoor experiences, the Field & Stream store offers a vast assortment of outdoor equipment, accessories and services in hunting, fishing, archery, camping and more. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated more than 25 Field & Stream stores offering top of the line in-store services along with a wide variety of top national brands including Remington, Huk, Carhartt, Shimano and Yeti, in addition to its exclusive offering of Field & Stream products. The Field & Stream trademark is owned by American Sports Licensing LLC., and is not associated with Field & Stream Magazine. For more information, visit FieldandStreamShop.com.
About Golf Galaxy
Golf Galaxy, LLC is a specialty golf retailer offering a broad assortment of golf equipment, apparel and footwear from leading brands like Callaway, Taylormade, Titleist, Ping, Nike, Under Armour and more, and a complete range of golf services from PGA and LPGA professionals, certified fitting experts and club technicians. As of January 28, 2017, Golf Galaxy operated more than 90 stores. For more information, visit GolfGalaxy.com.
Contact: DICK'S Sporting Goods, Field & Stream and Golf Galaxy – email@example.com
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