Academy Sports + Outdoors buys land in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-  A sports super store has made a big land purchase in Jonesboro.

According to a news release from Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate & Development, the sports retailer has purchased about 7.73 acres along Stadium Boulevard from the Craighead County Fairgrounds Association.  Joshua Brown and Greg Haag of Haag Brown Commercial represented the sellers in the transaction.

Based on plans submitted to the city, the store is expected to be around 75,000 square feet.

No word on how many jobs could be created.  Academy Sports + Outdoors operates 140 stores throughout the south including Arkansas and Missouri.

To read the entire news release by Haag Brown Commercial and to see a mapped location, click here.

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