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Time For Big Sales With Sports Authority Closures

Sports Authority closures
Written by Charlie

Sports Authority closures of 140 stores started this week as they announced that they had filed for Chapter 11 protection. Here is a list of the stores and what to expect.

Advertiser Disclosure

Sports Authority sent out an e-mail this week to their customers informing them that they were filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. They also said in the e-mail that within 3 months, they would be closing or selling 140 stores across the US.

Time For Big Sales With Sports Authority Closures

Following a couple of days later, I got an e-mail from a Sports Authority that was near where my address had been last time I shopped with them. It was to inform customers that they were having a sale of an additional 5-30% off everything in their store.

Sales And What To Expect

sports authority closures

Sales have started at 140 stores across the US.

Gift Cards & Returns

Here is what the CEO said to expect going forward with returns, gift cards, the loyalty program, and the SA credit accounts:

  • We do not expect there to be any impact on gift card balances or your ability to use gift cards at our stores or online at this time.
  • In addition, there should be no changes to our return/exchange policies at our go-forward stores or our customer loyalty program, The League.
  • If you have a warranty on a product you bought at Sports Authority, it is still in effect for the same period of time.
  • Finally, this should have no impact on the way you use your Sports Authority credit card or pay your bill.

Now, having shopped at a lot of these types of closure events before, the 5% is going to be the things with the slimmest of profit margins. It will include things like GPS watches (likely) as well as other sports electronics. But, as the time nears for the store to close, it will increase the deals that are already offered.

Clothing & Gear

Right now, you could get a great deal on sports apparel and other gear and as it continues, you will find even more deals. I remember when one sporting goods store closed near me years ago, the final days had some incredible deals on gear. There were racks and tables full of expensive cleats marked 90% off (got some great deals!) as well as some very good quality bats also marked 90% off. Of course, if you are a left-handed golfer, you stand to do very well as it seems like those clubs are some of the last to go as well.

Store Closures

To start, here is the list of store closures:

Arizona

Casa Grande store in Case Grande

Mesa store in Mesa

Ahwatukee store in Phoenix

Arrowhead store in Glendale

Tuscon Broadway store on Broadway Boulevard in Tuscon

Tuscon Calle store on South Calley Santa Cruz in Tuscon

Tuscon Oracle store on North Oracle Road in Tuscon

California

Bakersfield store in Bakersfield

Redding store in Redding

Riverside store in Riverside

Camarillo store in Camarillo

Cerritos store in Cerritos

Santa Ana store in Santa Ana

Corte Madera S.A. Elite store in Corte Madera

Topanga Mall S.A. Elite store in Los Angeles

Stockton store in Stockton

West L.A. store on South Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles

Ventura store in Ventura

Canoga Park store in Canoga Park

Midtown Crossing store on West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles

Thousand Oaks store in Thousand Oaks

Rancho San Diego store in El Cajon

Grossmont store in La Mesa

Escondido store in Escondido

Walnut Creek store in Walnut Creek

San Luis Obispo store in San Luis Obispo

Colorado

Bowles Winter Sports Outlet store in Littleton

Denver Sportscastle store in Denver

Arapahoe store in Greenwood Village

Connecticut

North Haven store in North Haven

Bridgeport store in Bridgeport

Danbury store in Danbury

Delaware

Concord store in Wilmington

Florida

Fort Myers store in Fort Myers

Melbourne store in Melbourne

Orlando West store in Orlando

Daytona Beach store in Daytona

Waterford Lakes store in Orlando

Tallahassee store in Talahassee

Port Richey store in Port Richey

Bradenton store in Bradenton

Bonita Springs store in Estero

Cypress Lakes store in Fort Myers

Spring Hill store in Spring Hill

Fowler store in Tampa

Lakeland store in Lakeland

North Port store in Nort Port

Wellington store in Wellington

Port St. Lucie store in Port Saint Lucie

Altamonte Springs store in Altamonte Springs

Ocala store in Ocala

Georgia

Hiram store in Hiram

Stone Mountain store in Lilburn

Illinois

Springfield store in Springfield

Water Tower Place store in Chicago

Northbrook Court store in Northbrook

Calumet City store in Calumet City

Matteson store in Matteson

Lake Zurich store in Lake Zurich

Yorktown store in Lombard

Geneva store in Geneva

Joliet store in Joliet

Schaumburg store in Schaumburg

Orland Park in Orland Hills

Kansas

Lenexa store in Lenexa

Wichita store in Wichita

Maine

Auburn store in Auburn

Maryland

The Mall in Columbia store in Columbia

Gaithersburg store in Gaithersburg

Waldorf store in Waldorf

Catonsville store in Baltimore

Massachusetts

Framingham store in Framingham

Danvers store in Danvers

Holyoke store in Holyoke

Michigan

Clinton Township store in Clinton Township

Minnesota

Rochester store in Rochester

Missouri

Tiffany Springs store in Kansas City

St. Peters store in St. Peters

Fenton store in Fenton

Bridgeton store in Bridgeton

Nebraska

Omaha Maple Road store in Omaha

Omaha 72nd St. store in Omaha

New Hampshire

Nashua store in Nashua

New Jersey

East Brunswick store in East Brunswick

Cherry Hill store in Cherry Hill

Wayne store in Wayne

Piscataway store in Piscataway

Manalapan store in Manalapan

New York

Brooklyn store at 500 Gateway Dr. in Brooklyn

Bronx store on 171 W. 230th St. in Bronx

Westbury Outlet S.A. Elite store in Garden City

Syracuse store in Syracuse

Riverhead store in Riverhead

Smithhaven store in Stony Brook

Yonkers store in Yonkers

Commack store in Commack

Ohio

Dublin store in Dublin

Reynoldsburg store in Columbus

Oregon

Roseburg store in Roseburg

Klamath Falls store in Klamath Falls

Salem store in Salem

Hillsboro store in Hillsboro

Pennsylvania

Allentown store in Whitehall

Lower Nazareth store in Easton

Puerto Rico

Carolina store in Carolina

Plaza Las Americas store in San Juan

Ponce store in Ponce

Tennessee

Collierville store in Collierville

Wolf Creek store in Memphis

Texas

Southpark Meadows store in Austin

West Plano store in Plano

Legacy store in Mansfield

LBJ store in Farmers Branch

Caruth Plaza store in Dallas

Rockwall store in Rockwall

East Plano store in Plano

Denton store in Denton

Hulen store in Fort Worth

Frisco store in Fort Worth

El Paso store in El Paso

Pearland store in Pearland

Post Oak store in Houston

Gessner store in Houston

The Fountains store in Stafford

Mills Road store in Houston

Deerbrook store in Humble

Baybrook store in Webster

The Woodlands store in Shenandoah

League City store in League City

Pasadena store in Pasadena

Cinco Ranch store in Richmond

McAllen store in McAllen

Stone Ridge Market store in San Antonio

La Plaza Del Norte store in San Antonio

Utah

Redwood store in Taylorsville

Southtowne store in Sandy

West Jordan store in West Jordan

Newgate store in Ogden

Virginia

Norfolk store in Norfolk

Hampton Roads store in Hampton

Virginia Beach store in Virginia Beach

Sterling store in Sterling

Fredericksburg store in Fredericksburg

These stores have already started their discounting and will continue over the next 3 months.

Summary

I really hope that the employees at these locations are able to find new jobs and that this happens as smoothly as possible for them. Having shopped at many closures before and having talked with the employees, I know it can be very hard on them. It is especially hard right now because they are still working at a job that they know they will lose and it can be really difficult to have a customer service position in that situation.

So, as you go and shop for these deals, remember to be as polite and courteous with the employees as possible. It is certainly not easy for them. At the same time, I hope you are able to enjoy some great discounts and sales from these closures.

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About the author

Charlie

Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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