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Sports Authority expands in time for BTS

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Children will be returning to school in a matter of weeks, and many of them will be joining or returning to some sort of sporting activity. Enter Sports Authority, which is answering the need for sporting goods by opening six news stores on Aug. 13. The six new stores will open in five states nationwide, in the major markets of Miami, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Chicago and Milwaukee, the company reported.

The store locations will be as follows:

  • Miami Beach, Fla. at 3401 N. Miami Ave.

  • Vero Beach, Fla. at 6560 20th St.

  • Lakewood, Calif. at 4950 Faculty Ave.

  • Salt Lake City at 220 N. Station Pkwy.

  • Orland Hills, Ill. at 9231 159th St.

Sports Authority already operates stores in 45 states nationwide, and each features a wide selection of such name brands as Nike, Under Armour and The North Face, as well products that cater to the interests of local customers, the company said.

“We are excited to open our six new locations in California, Utah, Wisconsin, Illinois and Florida, further reinforcing Sports Authority’s commitment to meeting residents’ sporting and active lifestyle needs by providing industry-leading customer service and a diverse selection of quality sporting good products,” said David Campisi, president and CEO of Sports Authority. “Sports Authority truly believes in celebrating the good in sport and with these new locations, Sports Authority is not only helping local job creation, but providing great value and service to athletes and organizations in these communities.”