Sports Authority - Sporting goods including apparel, equipment, and accessories
Sports Authority is a nationwide sporting goods retailer that sells athletic and outdoors equipment, clothing, and accessories to athletes and outdoors enthusiasts of all ages, skill levels, and interests. It offers customers several options for equipment from over 700 of the most well-known sporting goods brands. Sports Authority also sells a wide variety of athletic and outdoors apparel and shoes for over 20 different kinds of sports and activities. Additionally, they offer customers a wide variety of outdoors equipment for winter sports, hunting, camping, and cycling. Sports Authority is known for having large stores with an extensive selection of quality sporting goods, competitive prices, good customer service, and convenient locations. Sports Authority also offers customers with a rewards program called “The League” that includes points redeemable for store credit, exclusive invitations, and other special discounts.
Sports Authority – Sporting goods since 1987
The first Sports Authority opened in 1987 as “The Sports Authority”, at a suburban mall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Through a merger with Gart Sports, another sporting goods retailer, in 2003, Sports Authority has grown into one of the largest sporting goods chains in the United States, with almost 15,000 employees and over 450 retail locations in 45 states across the country. The typical Sports Authority store is over 40,000 square feet in size and is usually located in a mall or as a standalone location. Their corporate headquarters are located in Englewood, Colorado, where Gart Sports had originally been based. Sports Authority is committed to providing shoppers with the best possible equipment, clothing and accessories at great values, to help them achieve success in the sports they play.