Academy Sports + Outdoors announced that it will expand its presence in the Corpus Christi area with a new location in Portland, TX and a renovation of the 110,000-square-foot Corpus Christi store. Academy will bring over 100 new jobs to Portland with a 58,000 square foot store that’s slated to open in spring 2014.

The Corpus Christi location will feature an expanded sales floor and a new look throughout the store including an updated archery lane, digital golf simulator, and open concepts including footwear, hunting, fishing, patio, water sports and more. The store will remain open during renovations, and will provide the services that customers have come to know including assembly and delivery, the sale of hunting and fishing licenses, scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange and racquet stringing.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors has been a Texas tradition for over 75 years, and were committed to continued expansion in our home state along with updating our stores across our entire footprint,” says Rodney Faldyn, Academy Sports + Outdoors CEO & President. “The refresh to the current Corpus Christi store and the addition of a new convenient Portland location, along with our ongoing grassroots partnerships demonstrates our long-term commitment to this community.”

Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more. The Texas-based company operates 161 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.