Academy Sports + Outdoors announced the opening of its first Richmond, VA. The 58,075-square-foot store is located at 11861 W. Broad Street in The Corner at Short Pump.

The Richmond location marks the third of nine new stores Academy will open this year and the first store in Virginia. Academy has set a goal to open 80-to-100 new stores over the next five years.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to kickstart fun in the Richmond community by providing customers what they need to make pursuing their sports and outdoor passions easy and affordable,” said Sam Johnson, Academy’s executive vice president, Retail Operations. “Whether you’re an angler looking to reel in your next big catch at the James River, a little leaguer searching for the perfect pair of cleats, or a watersport enthusiast looking for your next kayaking adventure, our great value and services create new possibilities for families to get active.”

Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy has grown to 262 stores across 17 states.