About Us

About Us

Academy® Sports + Outdoors is one of the nation's largest sporting goods and outdoor stores. With over 225 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. Supported by the organization’s growth, the corporate office has recently expanded to include an additional building on campus.

Over the last several decades, the company has grown substantially from its small beginnings. Sales reached one billion dollars in 2004, two billion dollars in 2007, three billion dollars in 2012, and four billion dollars in 2014. Today, annual sales exceed $4.6 billion.

We are currently owned by funds advised by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (together with its affiliates, "KKR"), a leading global investment firm, and led by CEO and President J.K. Symancyk.