Sports Authority opened two locations in Puerto Rico — on in San Juan and the other in Carolina — early this week, bringing the total number of stores on the island to three. The stores are located in the Plaza Las Américas and Plaza Carolina shopping centers, respectively.
According to the company, both locations are equipped with improved store designs for effortless navigation and offer extensive product selections. The stores will feature specialty sport shops with products from brands including Nike, Under Armour, Puma, Adidas and Columbia.
“We are excited to celebrate our two newest Puerto Rico locations in San Juan and Carolina,” said CEO Michael E. Foss. “Sports Authority admires Puerto Rico’s sporting legacy and we are dedicated to providing great value and outstanding service to all the families, athletes and fans in the San Juan and Carolina communities. We believe in bringing together communities through the power of play, and we encourage everyone to discover the good of sport.”
Over the weekend, Sports Authority marked the grand openings by awarding the first 250 customers Saturday, April 5 and the first 125 customers Sunday, April 6 with Mystery Bucks that ranged up to $500 in value. Hourly $100 gift card drawings also took place from noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Customers also had the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $500 Sports Authority shopping spree.
The specialty retailer recently hired more than 175 employees for the Plaza Las Américas and Plaza Carolina stores, for a total of more than 315 jobs in Puerto Rico.
The company is also touting The League — its loyalty program, which gives members a point for every dollar spent. Within a quarterly period, members who earn 100 points or more will receive 5% back on all in-store purchases.
The regular store hours of the Plaza Las Américas store are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and the regular hours of the Plaza Carolina store are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.