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 + Open air is opening its first Lexington retailer subsequent week. The shop may have a ribbon chopping on Sept. 30 with festivities via Oct. 2 at 3220 Nicholasville Rd., within the South Park purchasing heart the place the previous Workplace Depot and Mattress Bathtub and Past shops had been.

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

That is the sixth Academy retailer in Kentucky and the fifth of 9 new shops that the chain plans to open this 12 months.

The South Park purchasing heart, which is certainly one of Lexington’s oldest, lately welcomed a brand new Burlington Retailer; in 2023 a brand new Predominant Occasion Leisure venue, restaurant and bar is scheduled to open subsequent to the South Park retailers.

What does Academy Sports activities promote?

The 80,000-square-foot Academy retailer may 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 may have licensed UK attire, novelty and tailgating gadgets.

The Academy Sports activities + Open air retailer at 3220 Nicholasville Rd., is within the South Park purchasing heart the place the previous Workplace Depot and Mattress Bathtub and Past shops had been situated.

UK athletes opening weekend

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

The primary 150 prospects (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 website giving out free samples till 2 p.m.;

Kentucky Soccer Tailgate Get together on Saturday, 10 a.m. to five p.m., with family-friendly video games and prizes, native meals vans 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-frendly video games 10 a.m. to three p.m., meet-andgreet with UK guard Cason Wallace from midday to 1 p.m. and native meals vans Kona Ice and Taco Trujillo from midday to 2 p.m. with free samples whereas provides final.