Academy Sports + Outdoors opened its first store in Zanesville, OH, with approximately 54,000 square feet, marking the third store the retailer has opened in 2024. 

Academy plans to expand its retail footprint by opening 15-to-17 stores in its fiscal 2024 year, with 160-to-180 new stores over the next five years.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to join the Zanesville community and provide customers with a destination that makes pursuing their sports and outdoors passions easy and affordable just in time for summer,” said Eric Friederich, senior vice president of retail operations at Academy Sports + Outdoors. “By expanding our footprint into Ohio, Academy is excited to help more active families have fun out there and become the new go-to destination for customers looking for the top brands and the lowest prices.”

Academy carries Nike, Adidas, L.L.Bean, Carhartt, Yeti, Stanley, Marucci, Titleist, Shimano, Brooks, Blackstone and other premium brands in-store and online. Academy also offers private label brands, including Magellan Outdoors, Freely, R.O.W., BCG, H2OX, Redfield, and Mosaic, which include outdoor apparel and equipment, women’s and men’s apparel, workout apparel, fishing equipment, hunting optics and accessories, and outdoor furniture, respectively.

The retailer will host a grand opening from May 31 through June 2

Image courtesy Academy Sports + Outdoors