Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Academy Sports + Outdoors
Type Private
Industry Retail
Founded San Antonio, US (1938)
Headquarters Harris County, Texas, US
Key people Max & Arthur Gochman, Founder[1][2]
Rodney Faldyn, CEO & President
Products Discount stores
Revenue Increase US $2.70 billion, (2011)
Net income Increase US $65.0 million, (2005)
Owner(s) Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Employees 17,000 (2011)

Academy Sports + Outdoors is a sports goods discount store chain. For 74 years it was a privately held company owned by the Gochman family, until its May 2011 sale of majority ownership to the investment firm Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts LP.[3] Academy operates over 170 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Academy Sports and Outdoors has its corporate offices and product distribution center in unincorporated western Harris County, Texas, United States, near Katy.[4]


In 2011, Academy Sports + Outdoors was acquired by the investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. The corporate headquarters located in Katy will be doing an expansion of its facilities with a completion date of 2015.[5][not in citation given]


Academy stores have six departments:

  • Team Sports (Including the Golf Shop and Fitness Flat)
  • Footwear
  • Camping (Including patio furniture and cooking supplies)
  • Hunting and Fishing (including firearm sales, boating, and truck and trailer accessories)
  • Apparel
  • Front End (cash registers, including hunting and fishing license sales at select registers)

Academy Sports and Outdoors E-commerce site launched summer of 2011. The web site is a product of IBM eCommerce portal that includes WCS and Sterling.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Turner, Allan. "Arthur Gochman of Academy Sports dies at 79". HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Academy Sports & Outdoors History". Funding Universe. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Contact Academy Sports & Outdoors." Academy Sports and Outdoors. Accessed September 5, 2008.
  5. ^ "Company History". Retrieved 8 January 2013. 

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