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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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Store will bring 150 new jobs to the area

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.

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"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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