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Academy Sports + Outdoors Comes to Tampa Area

Pinellas Park gets their very own Academy Sports + Outdoors, big savings for Grand Opening attendees.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Comes to Tampa Area

Pinellas Park welcomes its first Academy Sports + Outdoors to allow locals to pursue their sports and outdoors passions easily and affordably.

Academy Sports + Outdoors has launched the Grand Opening of their latest store in West Central Florida, nestled in the Park Place Plaza off of Highway 19 in Pinellas Park. The celebration kicked off Thursday with a shopping spree for 25 local children who were a part of the P.A.L (Police Athletic League) program.

tampa bay pal members after shopping spree at academy sports and outdoors
P.A.L is a non-profit, crime prevention organization that provides youth ages 8 to 18 years the opportunity to become involved in educational, cultural and sporting activities and help unite Law Enforcement Officers and youth.

Each were given a $200 gift card, paired with an Academy or P.A.L representative and given free rein to choose anything they wanted in the store. The local chapter of P.A.L was donated an additional $5,000 gift card for supplies.

ribbon cutting academy pinellas park
Excited customers and employees cheered as the ribbon-cutting ceremony commenced early Friday.

Friday morning the ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the new store and early bird attendees were rewarded with mystery gift cards worth anywhere from $20 to $500. The first 150 customers in line on Saturday and Sunday will also have the opportunity to receive gift cards so arrive early! The benefits continue inside with tons of great savings, making this the perfect opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping.

full cart at academy sports and outdoors
Shopping at Academy allows you to fill up your cart without emptying your wallet.

The Grand Opening weekend includes these impressive sales and more:

  • 20% off all rods, reels and combos
  • 25% all Magellan, Freely, R.O.W & BCG clothes
  • All footwear 25% off
  • 25% off Magellan drinkware
  • $300 off select gun cases
  • Up to $400 off grills
  • $100 of Guster 10' Kayak
  • $29.99 for Academy Canopy or Wagon (what a steal!)
holding magellan tumbler in front of a treasure hunt sign
You can also find clues around the store to win a free Magellan tumbler and get it engraved for free!

In addition to great savings and gift cards, there will be festivities for the whole family to enjoy including family-friendly games, food trucks, face painting, a scavenger hunt, prizes (inflatables, tumblers, custom shirts, pins) pictures with Santa and great sales all weekend.

The fun and savings will continue until Sunday at 7230 US Hwy 19 N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781. If you miss the Grand Opening, no worries! Come in or shop online over the next week and cash in on Black Friday deals, listed at the bottom of this article.

Dralyr Ammerman putting on shoes during academy shopping spree
Deputy Siem helps Dralyr Ammerman on his shopping spree. Dralyr went home with these sleek Jordans after doing a little happy dance.
Kimora stocked up, filling up her cart well before everyone else.
Yaya and Trevor opted for matching head-to-toe outfits.
First day of the Grand Opening kicks off with the ribbon cutting and a first look inside the store for many customers.
academy sports and outdoors reel bar
To the right is a vast fishing department.
academy sports and outdoors reel bar
Experts at the reel bar are trained to help you determine the best products for you. Free reel spooling is also done here.
If you need a White Elephant gift, look no further than these fishy feet slides.
yeti drinkware and cooler display
Around the corner is the robust Yeti display with new bright colors and a wide selection to choose from.
Grills and smokers are available at highly discounted prices throughout the week, but don't go home without some seasoning mixes to make that first meal on the new grill one to remember.
mens magellan clothing selection
A large selection of men's clothes were on display, already reasonably priced but discounted further to sweeten the deal.
kids magellan clothing selection
Youth sizes are also on sale and available in great colors if I do say so myself!
womens magellan clothing selection
Made for women by women, Freely is some of the most comfortable clothes I've worn in a long time. Plenty of performance wear is also available for women in the Magellan Pro line.
If showing your team spirit is more your style, stop by the Fan Shop.
A robust selection of sports equipment is available with expert suggestions to ensure you get exactly what you need.
Yes, even pickleball supplies.
Try before you buy.
Gifting will be easy this year.
This one would be my personal pick!
Don't forget a gift for your furry friend. At $20, even I couldn't pass this one up.
I decided to give Tuggs his present early. He loves it.
checkout station at academy sports and outdoors
Long lines were no problem with the new checkout system, customers were on their way outside to the additional festivities in a snap.
Moving outside, there were plenty of games for whole family to enjoy and win prizes while playing!
rubber duck in front of inflatables in boxes
Pick the right duck out of an inflatable pool and win an inflatable of your own.
360 degree family picture
Get a free 360-degree picture taken with all the silly props you can carry.
kid getting face painted
Free face painting is available Saturday and Sunday.
Put your skills to the test for additional prizes.
custom printing tee shirts
Didn't win any prizes, well here's a freebie. Academy is offering custom tees printed on-site while supplies last.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Black Friday Deals


  • Buy One Get One 50% Off Men’s and Women’s Magellan Outdoors Fishing Shirts
  • 20% Off Fishing Combos
  • 30% Off Costa Sunglasses
  • 20% Off Bubba Blade
  • 25% Off Men’s Huk Clothing
  • Lowrance Hook Reveal 9 Tripleshot Fishfinder - $499.99 (Save $390)
  • Garmin Striker Vivid 9SV Fishfinder with Transducer - $519.99 (Save $100)


  • Buy One Get One 50% Magellan Outdoors Camo Apparel and Hunting Waders
  • Redfield 64-Gun Fireproof/Waterproof Safe - $799.99 (Save $400)
  • Redfield 18-Gun Safe with USA Graphics - $399.99 (Save $300)
  • Spypoint Link-Micro-LTE Game Camera 2-Pack - $119.99 (Save $80)
  • Vortex Eagle 4-16x42 Riflescope - $149.99 (Save $150)
  • Redfield Rebel 3-9x50 Riflescope - $99.99 (Save $40)
  • Redfield Rebel 12x50 Veil Flagship Binoculars - $99.99 (Save $60)
  • 25% Off All Magellan Outdoors Hunting Boots
  • Game Winner 300-lb. Winch Feeder - $399.99 (Save $200)
  • 20% Off Redfield Cleaning Kits
  • Bear X-Trek 380 Crossbow - $199.99 (Save $100)
  • Yildiz A71 12-gauge Semiautomatic Shotgun - $299.99 (Save $130)
  • Savage 110 Apex Hunter XP (6.5 Creedmoor or .308 WIN) Rifle - $529.99 (Save $70)

Outdoor Cooking

  • 40% Off Magellan Outdoors Drinkware
  • Char-Broil The Big Easy Oil-Less Propane Turkey Fryer - $89.99 (Save $40)
  • Outdoor Gourmet 4-Burner 36 Inch Griddle - $279.99 (Save $120)
  • Pit Boss Navigator 850G Pellet Grill - $549.99 (Save $450)
  • Traeger Pro 34 Pellet Grill - $599.99 (Save $100)
  • 20% Off All Ooni Pizza Ovens and Accessories 

Learn more about the newest store location in Pinellas Park here, shop Academy Sports + Outdoors online here, or see more Black Friday Deals here.

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