News | October 21, 2013

Sports Authority Announces Grand Opening Of First Puerto Rico Location

Sports Authority, one of the nation’s largest full-line sporting goods retailers, recently announced the grand opening of its first location in Ponce, Puerto Rico on Saturday, October 19. The 35,000 square-foot store opened at 8AM and is located in Plaza del Caribe. The Ponce location features an intuitive new format, making it easier than ever for customers to find exactly what they need. With specialty sport shops and a spacious new layout, the store has been designed specifically to enhance the shopping experience.

Sports Authority is the premiere store for all things sporting good, and is dedicated to providing customers with great values and great brands, such as Nike, adidas, Puma, Columbia and more.

“We are excited to celebrate the grand opening of our first Puerto Rico location,” said Michael E. Foss, Chief Executive Officer of Sports Authority. “We admire Puerto Rico’s sporting legacy and are excited to introduce the brand to a new market. We look forward to providing great value and outstanding service to the families, athletes and fans in the Ponce community.”

Customers are also invited to join The League, Sports Authority’s 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 merchandise.

Sports Authority has hired over 70 employees for the Ponce store. The company looks forward to expanding their hiring efforts next year in San Juan to support the opening of two additional stores.

About Sports Authority
Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, Sports Authority is one of the nation’s largest full-line sporting goods retailers with more than 475 locations across 43 states.  Sports Authority offers a broad range of sporting goods from leading brands and is the active family’s destination for footwear, apparel, fitness, team sports and outdoor recreation. The League by Sports Authority, a free and easy rewards program, offers members 5% back on every $100 spent during a quarterly period.  For a list of store locations and information, or to shop online, visit SportsAuthority.com The Company also owns and operates ten S.A. Elite locations that offer a premiere assortment of high-end performance apparel, footwear and accessories. For more information, visit saelite.com. 

SOURCE: Sports Authority