Academy Sports + Outdoors to open store in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — A new store is coming to Jackson as Academy Sports + Outdoors announces their first location in the Hub City.

Academy Sports Outdoors logoThe new sports, outdoor and lifestyle retail store is set to open later this year at Highway 45 and Union University Drive, according to a release from the company.

The new location will create around 100 jobs and will be the company’s 11th location in Tennessee, according to the release.

“We are excited to offer active-minded families in Jackson their own Academy Sports + Outdoors location to shop for all their sports, outdoor and lifestyle needs at everyday low prices,” Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors executive vice president and chief operating officer, said in the release. “We’re looking forward to opening later this year and being an active member of the Jackson community for years to come.”

The store will be nearly 63,000 square feet and will provide services including scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing and will sell hunting and fishing licenses along with local team-licensed apparel and novelty items.

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