Academy Sports + Outdoors Adding IN Store, Targets 80-100 New Stores

Academy Sports + Outdoors store count and geography continues to grow. The Texas founded retailer that had 268 stores across 18 states in Q3 last year, is adding another store in Indiana. Opening in spring this year, the new Lafayette location will be the the fourth store in Indiana.

We’re excited to be a new destination for the Lafayette community to find everything they need to pursue their sports and outdoors passions with top national brands like Nike, Adidas, Yeti, Columbia, Carhartt, and many more. At Academy Sports + Outdoors we deliver fun, great value, and unmatched service that makes it easier for Boilermaker fans to gear up for gameday, kids to play ball, hunters to prepare for deer season, and active families to find the apparel and shoes they want.

Sam Johnson, Academy’s Executive Vice President of Retail Operations

The new store opening is a continuation of their their growth strategy. They have a goal of opening 80 to 100 new stores by the end of 2026.

The Lafayette location is will be over 60,000 square feet. It’s estimated to bring 60 new jobs to the community, according to a press release.


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