Academy Sports + Outdoors is one of the nation's largest sporting goods and outdoor stores. With 259 stores and counting, we offer a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment and gear, along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more.
Our vision is to be the BEST sports + outdoors retailer in the country.
Our mission is to provide FUN FOR ALL through strong assortments, value, and experience.
Our company values are:
- CUSTOMER focus and service
- EXCELLENCE in all we do
- Responsible LEADERSHIP
- INITIATIVE with urgency
- STUDENTS of the business
- INTEGRITY always
- Positive impact on our COMMUNITIES
Academy is a leading full-line sporting goods and outdoor recreation retailer in the United States. Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy has grown to 259 stores across 16 contiguous states. Academy's mission is to provide "Fun for All" and Academy fulfills this mission with a localized merchandising strategy and value proposition that strongly connects with a broad range of consumers. Academy's product assortment focuses on key categories of outdoor, apparel, footwear and sports recreation through both leading national brands and a portfolio of 19 private label brands, which go well beyond traditional sporting goods and apparel offerings.
Our history is one we take pride in — it has made us who we are today. The first Academy store opened as a tire shop in San Antonio in 1938. It turned into a military surplus store, then began offering sports and outdoors equipment as it evolved into the Academy Sports + Outdoors we know today. Presently, we operate 259 stores in 16 states, supported by more than 20,000 team members throughout the South, Southeast, and Midwest.