Academy Sports & Outdoors expanding to Olive Branch - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Academy Sports & Outdoors expanding to Olive Branch

KATY, TC (WMC) -

Academy Sports & Outdoors announced this week it will open its first store in Olive Branch this fall.

The store will be at Pleasant Hill Road and Goodman Road.

Academy will also open a store soon in D’Iberville. 

The sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer currently operates five stores in Mississippi, including the newly-opened Tupelo location.

“We are excited for our growth throughout the state of Mississippi and being able to offer active-minded families in Olive Branch and D’Iberville their own convenient locations,” said Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We’re looking forward to being an active member of the Olive Branch and D’Iberville communities for years to come.”

Both stores are said to bring about 100 jobs to each community.

Each store will be approximately 62,000 square feet long.

Individuals interested in careers can visit academy.com to apply for positions.

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