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Academy Sports + Outdoors to open first store in Denton, TX and extends partnership with the Dallas Cowboys

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Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:00 am

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-- WITH PHOTO -- TO BUSINESS, RETAILING, AND SPORTS EDITORS:

Academy Sports + Outdoors to open first store in Denton, TX and

extends partnership with the Dallas Cowboys

KATY, Texas, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Sports + Outdoors

(d/b/a Academy), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer,

announced that it will open a new store in Denton, TX at Rayzor Ranch

Marketplace this Fall. The company has also renewed its multi-year

partnership with the Dallas Cowboys.

"We're thrilled to provide Cowboys fans and active-minded families

with a new convenient location for all their sports, outdoor and

lifestyle needs at everyday low prices," said Tammi Hysell, senior

director of promotions for Academy Sports + Outdoors. "Our partnership

with the Cowboys and the additional store shows Academy's ongoing

commitment to the Denton community and active-minded families

throughout the DFW Metroplex."

Academy's Denton store will be approximately 72,000 square feet and

create approximately 150 jobs. The store will provide many services

including assembly and delivery, an archery lane, digital golf

simulator, hunting and fishing licenses, scope mounting, bore

sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange and racquet

stringing and will have a broad selection of local team gear that

customers have come to expect. Academy is committed to offering the

best brands at low prices - everyday. If customers find a lower price

elsewhere, Academy will match that advertised price at any of its

stores.

"We appreciate Academy's continued support and shared values when it

comes to our team and the community," said Chad Estis, Executive Vice

President of Business Operations. "They've played an active role in

this community for many years and we are proud to have them as part of

the Cowboys family."

Academy Sports + Outdoors began its partnership with the Cowboys eight

years ago, and is the Official Sporting Goods Retailer of the Dallas

Cowboys.

A cornerstone of the Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is active

community support and grassroots involvement throughout its footprint.

The company has a history of giving back to local communities through

partnerships with professional sports teams, youth organizations, and

outdoor conservation programs. In addition to the Dallas Cowboys,

Academy Sports + Outdoors is the Official Sporting Goods Retailer of

the Dallas Mavericks and the Texas Rangers as well as a proud partner

of CCA Texas, Ducks Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation.

Individuals interested in careers can visit www.academy.com/careers to

apply for positions. Prior to the store opening, customers can shop

academy.com, receive the digital version of the weekly ad, engage with

Academy through its social media sites, sign up for email and SMS text

alerts, or visit any of the 16 DFW Metroplex stores.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors 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 177 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas,

Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North

Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The Academy

Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping

experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of

quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling

the right stuff at every day low prices. For more information about

Academy Sports + Outdoors visit academy.com, facebook.com/academy,

twitter.com/academy, pinterest.com/academy, youtube.com/academy and

instagram.com/academy.

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SOURCE Academy Sports + Outdoors

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/CONTACT: Allan Rojas, Communications Specialist, 281-253-3354 (cell), allan.rojas@academy.com

/Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091125/DA17612LOGO

/Web Site: http://www.academy.com

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