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.
Academy is headquartered out of Katy, TX, a suburb of Houston, TX.
Over the last several decades, the company has grown substantially from its small beginnings. Sales reached one billion dollars in 2003, two billion dollars in 2007, three billion dollars in 2012, and four billion dollars in 2014. Today, annual sales exceed $4.8 billion.
We are currently owned by an investment fund and other entities affiliated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., (together with its affiliates, "KKR"), a leading global investment firm, and led by Chairman, President and CEO, Ken Hicks.