10/07/19 – The New Academy Sports + Outdoors is Open!
Monday thru Saturday 8am – 10pm
Sunday 9am – 9:30pm
Location – Map Below
1310 W University Ave.
Georgetown, TX 78628
9/28/19 – We had the pleasure of taking a tour of the new 65,000 sq ft store today with the General Manager Chris Douglas. It’s really pretty and really big.
The Georgetown store is a prototype for Academy. What that means is they are doing many things differently than their 270 sister stores. This includes how the store looks, the products they carry and the checkout procedures.
As for the product differences, they have narrowed down their inventory to include their top selling items and they will be carrying more stock in these areas.
As for the visual differences they include new lower profile fixtures so customers can see the whole store better, ‘green’ LED lights, wider aisles, what they are calling Stop Vista Cases, highly polished concrete floors with no carpet and the merchandise has been laid out more intuitively.
The new check-out processes include 10 registers and one line. Returns can be taken at any register and they have a counter where you can pick-up online purchases.
They have what they call ‘Check A Price Pads’ throughout the store where you can find prices and products in the Georgetown store and in other Academy stores including the quantities.
Some of the departments the new store will feature are men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, camping, fishing, kayaks, golf, pickle ball, cameras, baits, Yetti, patio furniture, grills & smokers, hunting, archery, fitness, yoga, games and team sports equipment, bikes, pro and collegiate brands sports wear and accessories, firearms and sunglasses.
They have a really big shoe area across almost the entire back of the store that includes all turf athletic shoes for men, women and children, cleats and work boots.
And I want to mention that the staff is very professionally trained and they include retired and current first responders, military and police.
The Store will open on Monday October 7th at 8am.
(The location is across from Natural Grocers on Hwy 29 west of downtown.)
The Grand Opening will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 11th, 12th and 13th.
-On Saturday the 12th, the first 250 in line will get a free T-shirt that was selected and voted for on their Face Book page.
-Shoppers can register for Spin & Win Prizes from $20 to $500.
–BrisketU will be on hand with food and there will be a tent with a TV playing the Texas vs OU Game and places to sit.
-Also, look for a circular with a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase.
And here’s our Gallery. Tap any image for a larger view and slide show.
9/3/19 – We passed the new Academy location today and found that they now have a sign on the building and they have poured the parking lot. So we got a couple of shots for you. You’ll remember they are set to open on October 7th.
Tap either image for a larger view.
8/20/19 – The new Academy in Bluebonnet Plaza is coming along quickly. They now have all the walls up and they are working on the front, at least that’s what we can see.
There’s also been a big change at the corner, there’s now an empty space where the Georgetown Feed Store used to be. You’ll remember that the owners sold their property and the building and have retired.
Here are a few new images of what’s going on currently at the location. Tap any image for larger view and slideshow.
7/16/19 – We went by to check the progress of the new Academy on Hwy 29 and look what we found. A building! Guess they are hurrying since they plan to open in October of this year.
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6/29/19 Update – We have heard from the Store Directory for Academy, Chris Douglas left this comment…”Hello to all of the residents and surrounding areas of Georgetown TX.
That is correct we are opening the Academy Sports + Outdoors on October 7, 2019.
“My name is Chris Douglas the Store Director at this location who looks to invite you to the new location which will have a whole different layout than any of our other locations. I can field any questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org or (281) 743-3158.”
When we went by today 6/28, we found that they have already poured the slab. Here’s a view from the back of the property. Tap image for a larger view.
6/14/19 – We found this new sign posted at the Bluebonnet Plaza Center. We aren’t clear as to why the sign says Spring 2019, last we heard the opening date was fall 2019.
Here’s the sign, tap for larger view. There was also another sign across the street about an Academy Sports Hiring Trailer that appeared to point behind the First Baptist Church, in case you are interested. On the sign pictured below it says to apply at www.careers.academy.com
We also have new info about the Georgetown Farm Supply, now located at the corner of the intersection, they will be going out of business.
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2/26/19 – Academy Sports has confirmed that they will be opening this fall in the Bluebonnet Plaza.
1/2/19 – It appears that Academy Sports + Outdoors is coming to Georgetown Texas. According to the developers brochure it will be located in Bluebonnet Plaza.
The location is the north west corner of the intersection of Wolf Ranch Parkway and Hwy 29; across from the new Natural Grocers.
Here’s a screen shot from the Developers Brochure. Click the image for larger view.
Academy Sports + Outdoors – “At each of our 250+ locations, we carry a wide range of quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment, patio sets and barbecue grills, along with sports and recreation products, at everyday low prices. For all. For less.”
“The first Academy store opened as a tire shop in San Antonio in 1938. It turned into a military surplus store, then began offering sports and outdoors equipment as it evolved into the Academy Sports + Outdoors we know today.”