Academy Sports + Outdoors opens first store in Illinois

November 22, 2016

IMPACT Strategies completed construction of the first Illinois retail location for Academy Sports + Outdoors. The 62,000-square-foot store located at 1574 Highway 50 in O’Fallon, Illinois, in the Lincoln Crossing retail development.


The firm began work on the property in the third week of May and continued with an aggressive schedule that enabled them to turnover the store to the client just 150 days after the start of construction.

Tilt-up construction was used to accommodate the store’s fast-track delivery. IMPACT Strategies worked with architect Harrison French & Associates of Bentonville, Arkansas on the project.

Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more.