Sports Authority announced the grand opening of its first location in Ponce, Puerto Rico on Saturday, Oct. 19. The 35,000 square-foot store opened at 8AM and is located in Plaza del Caribe.  The Ponce location features an intuitive new format, making it easier than ever for customers to find exactly what they need. With specialty sport shops and a spacious new layout, the store has been designed specifically to enhance the shopping experience.
“We are excited to celebrate the grand opening of our first Puerto Rico location,” said Michael E. Foss, Chief Executive Officer of Sports Authority. “We admire Puerto Rico’s sporting legacy and are excited to introduce the brand to a new market. We look forward to providing great value and outstanding service to the families, athletes and fans in the Ponce community.”
Customers are also being invited to join The League, Sports Authority’s loyalty program, which gives members a point for every dollar spent. Within a quarterly period, members who earn 100 points or more will receive 5 percent back on all in-store merchandise.
Sports Authority has hired over 70 employees for the Ponce store. The company looks forward to expanding their hiring efforts next year in San Juan to support the opening of two additional stores.

Sports Authority has more than 475 locations across 43 states.