Texas-based sporting goods retailer now in Short Pump
Sporting goods retailer Academy Sports + Outdoors has opened its first store in Virginia with a location in Henrico County’s Short Pump area.
The Texas-based Fortune 500 company opened Monday in a 58,075-square-foot store at 11861 W. Broad St. in The Corner at Short Pump, with 60 employees. Its grand opening is scheduled Friday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 21 and includes giveaways and appearances by the Richmond Flying Squirrels mascots.
The Short Pump location is the third of nine stores that Academy plans to open in 2022, adding to its 262 stores in 17 states. Founded in 1938, the company has a goal of up to 100 new stores during the next five years, according to a news release. In 2020, the company went public, after its 2011 acquisition by KKR, which purchased the chain from the Gochman family.
The company ranked No. 481 on Fortune 500’s 2022 list with more than $6.7 billion in revenue and more than 16,000 employees.