Sports Authority Hours

Sports Authority, Inc. was a sports company based in the United States. It was formerly known as The Sports Authority and had its headquarters in Englewood Colorado. It operated over 460 stores across 45 states in America and Puerto Rico.

The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on March 2, 2016. On May 18, its stores were sold to liquidators. It also announced in the same month that it would close all of its stores by end of August 2016. On June 30, 2016, its auction was won by Dick’s Sporting Goods. The purchase of the company was then approved in July of the same year.

Since then, Sports Authority’s online store has been redirecting customers to the Dick’s Sporting Goods website.

What time does Sports Authority open?

Monday 09:00 AM – 09:30 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM – 09:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM – 09:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM – 09:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM – 09:30 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM – 09:30 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM

Is Sports Authority open today? Is Sports Authority open tomorrow?

Is Sports Authority open on Sunday? Yes, it is open

Sports Authority closing time

What time does Sports Authority close? Usually, it closes at 09:30 PM


The idea of establishing Sports Authority came from former CEO of Herman’s World of Sports, Jack Smith. He opened the first store in 1987 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He had tried unsuccessfully to introduce the concept of having a megastore that had a wide range of sporting goods at Herman’s.

With support from a few venture capitalists, he was finally able to do so. By 1990, he had eight megastores in Florida. Despite not having realized any profits yet, he still believed his idea could work with the right amount of capital for expansion. Joseph Antonini noticed Smith’s confidence and decided to purchase the sporting mini-chain.

With the backing of Antonini, who was the then chairman of Kmart Corporation, Smith was able to fully implement his expansion program. By 1994, he had over 10 stores. Sports Authority was also able to develop technological infrastructure that was needed to support long-term growth.

While competing companies suffered from poor service and unpleasant shopping experiences, Smith was able to make displays in the megastores more attractive. He also deployed well-trained employees that provided high-quality customer service.

Sports Authority even became the first sporting goods retailer to reach $1 billion in sales. In 2006, it was acquired by Leonard Green & Partners affiliates in a transaction that was valued at $1.4 billion. This marked the end of Sports Authority being a publicly-traded company. It, however, went bankrupt in 2016 and was sold to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Sports Authority Holiday Hours – Open

Date Holiday
January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 14 Valentine’s Day
February 18 President’s Day
March 5 Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
April 19 Good Friday
April 21 Easter Sunday
April 22 Easter Monday
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 27 Memorial Day
July 04 Independence Day
September 02 Labor Day
June 16 Father’s Day
May 12 Mother’s Day
October 14 Columbus Day
October 31 Halloween
November 11 Veterans Day
November 28 Thanksgiving Day
November 29 Black Friday
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 26 Day after Christmas
December 31 New Year’s Eve
January 01 New Year’s Day

Sports Authority Holiday Hours – Closed

Date Holiday
December 25 Christmas Day

Sports Authority near me

Sports Authority store locator

Business Directions

Some of the different sporting items that Sports Authority sold were private-labeled. Others came from different vendors. They included seasonal clothing and outdoor items from Alpine Design, clothing and snowboards from Sims, Aspire women’s sportswear, SA Gear men’s sportswear and fitness equipment, trampolines and outdoor games from Parkside, Tommy Armour and Ram golf items, among others.

Key Facts

After refusing to sell its products through Sports Authority for seven years, Nike began selling its footwear and apparel to the fast-growing chain. This paved way for other upscale brands such as Timberland, Teva, and Starter apparel who quickly followed suit. This significantly added to the company’s efforts to offer customers a comprehensive selection of sporting goods.


Sports Authority was indeed an authority chain store in the sporting industry. It offered all sorts of sporting goods for American customers for years. This included workout gear, cleats for soccer, treadmills, and all types of equipment for all types of sporting activities.


Is Sports Authority still around?

Sports Authority was an American sports retailer founded by a group of venture capitalists and founding executives in 1987. Increasingly burdened by debt, the company filed for bankruptcy in 2016.

What is Sports Authority now?

Sports Authority operates sporting goods stores in 45 states under the Sports Authority brand. In May 2006, Sports Authority became a private company via a buyout from management and private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners. Corporate headquarters are in Englewood, Colorado.

What is the meaning of Sports Authority?

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is the apex national sports body of India, established in 1982 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of Government of India for the development of sports in India.

Are Sports Authority gift cards still valid?

Tonya Garcia. The Sports Authority said Thursday that June 28 is the deadline for customers to use their store gift cards. The sporting goods company, which is going through a liquidation process that will shut all of its stores by the end of August, is no longer selling gift cards.

Why did Sports Authority close down?


On February 4, 2016, it was widely reported that Sports Authority was set to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy, due to debt problems.

Who owned Sports Authority?

Leonard Green Partners acquired The Sports Authority in a leveraged buyout in 2006 for a transaction valued at $1.4 billion.

What if I have a gift card for a business that closed?

If your card is for a small or locally-owned business, petition your state’s attorney general. The Attorney General’s Office may be able to force the business to honor gift cards. For larger corporations, you can file a claim in court for the amount your gift card is worth.

Can I use Sports Authority gift card at Dick’s?

Dick’s Sporting Goods is welcoming customers with Sports Authority loyalty cards with a $20 reward credit, which you’d normally have to spend $600 to earn. Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Consumerist.