Academy Sports + Outdoors opening date announced

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The new Academy Sports + Outdoors store being built in Evansville will open October 17.

The 71,000 square foot store is part of the Promenade development on the far east side.

Officials tell us Academy Sports is a well-known chain in the south.

It features sports equipment, as well as fitness and recreation, and outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing and camping.

The store will employ 150 people.

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