Continuing its consolidation of the team dealer channel, BSN Sports said it had acquired Academy Sports based in Salt Lake City, UT. Academy, serving team customers since 1991, is a leading distributor of team apparel and equipment in Utah.
“We are thrilled to welcome Academy Sports and their talented sales & support team to the BSN Sports family,” said Terry Babilla, BSN Sports president. “Academy brings additional quality team sports professionals to our organization in Utah. Their culture of exceptional customer service and providing unique, custom solutions is a perfect fit with our 800+ sales professionals nationwide. We anticipate a bright future together.”
Bruce Hagen, president at Academy Sports, said “We at Academy Sports are excited about joining the BSN Sports Team. BSN Sports is a great company with amazing resources and people. We know this will be a huge benefit to our customers, whom we have always valued first.”
So far this year, BSN Sports has acquired Athlete’s World/Stadium Sports in West Texas as well as Newberry Sporting Goods in Ohio in April; Kimmel’s Athletic Supply in Pacific Northwest and Lowe’s Sporting Goods In Kentucky in March; Erie Sport Store in Pennsylvania in February; and Marlow Sports Inc. in the Mid-Atlantic
Babilla concluded, “With the addition of Academy Sports, we have added over 200 sales professionals in the last twelve months. We have recently added valuable teammates across the USA, including Washington, Texas, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Utah, and Idaho. We will continue to seek out partners that share our values and have a passion for building lifelong relationships with our customers.”
Photo courtesy Academy Sports of Utah