That retailer that’s at all times promoting throughout UK video games is lastly coming to Lexington

A retailer acquainted to many College of Kentucky sports activities followers is opening a retailer in Lexington.

Academy Sports activities + Outdoor is opening its first Lexington retailer subsequent week. The shop can have a ribbon slicing on Sept. 30 with festivities by means of Oct. 2 at 3220 Nicholasville Rd., within the South Park procuring middle the place the previous Workplace Depot and Mattress Bathtub and Past shops have been.

Academy Sports activities + Outdoor is a sponsor of “SEC Nation,” the ESPN-SEC Community’s touring soccer pregame present, and is the official sporting items retailer of the SEC. Advertisements for the shop play in heavy rotation round Wildcat recreation protection.

That is the sixth Academy retailer in Kentucky and the fifth of 9 new shops that the chain plans to open this yr.

The South Park procuring middle, which is one in every of Lexington’s oldest, in recent times welcomed a brand new Burlington Retailer; in 2023 a brand new Major Occasion Leisure venue, restaurant and bar is scheduled to open subsequent to the South Park outlets.

What does Academy Sports activities promote?

The 80,000-square-foot Academy retailer can have sports activities and outside merchandise, together with Nike, Adidas, The North Face, Below Armour, Columbia, Yeti, Traeger, Carhartt, Drake Waterfowl, Timberland, Coleman and extra.

In partnership with UK Athletics, Academy additionally can have licensed UK attire, novelty and tailgating gadgets.

The Academy Sports activities + Outdoor retailer at 3220 Nicholasville Rd., is within the South Park procuring middle the place the previous Workplace Depot and Mattress Bathtub and Past shops have been positioned.

UK athletes opening weekend

The brand new retailer location is planning a number of giveaways and particular occasions for opening weekend:

The primary 150 clients (retailer opens at 9 a.m.on Friday, 8 a.m. on Saturday, 9 a.m. on Sunday) will get a thriller reward card valued between $10 and $500;

Household-friendly video games and prizes and free customized T-shirts, midday to five p.m. Friday, with native meals truck Taco Trujillo on web site giving out free samples till 2 p.m.;

Kentucky Soccer Tailgate Social gathering on Saturday, 10 a.m. to five p.m., with family-friendly video games and prizes, native meals vehicles together with Kona Ice and Taco Trujillo till 2 p.m., a meet-and-greet with UK basketball nice Kyle Macy midday to 2 p.m. and meet-and-greet with Kentucky girls athletes 1 to 2:30 p.m.;

Household-friendly video games 10 a.m. to three p.m., meet-and-greet with UK guard Cason Wallace from midday to 1 p.m. and native meals vehicles Kona Ice and Taco Trujillo from midday to 2 p.m. with free samples whereas provides final.