Sports Authority In Merritt Island Packs the House
By Space Coast Daily // August 10, 2013
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ABOVE VIDEO: A huge crowd packed the house during the Grand Opening of the Merritt Island Sports Authority at Merritt Square Mall. (SpaceCoastDaily.com video)
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Sports Authority, one of the nation’s largest full-line sporting goods retailers, celebrated the grand opening of its store on Merritt Island on Saturday, August 10.
Orlando basketball legend, Nick Anderson, was on hand from 1 – 2:30 p.m. today at the 29,000 square-foot store located at 777 East Merritt Island Causeway.
“We are excited to celebrate the grand opening of our Merritt Island store,” said Michael Foss, Chief Executive Officer of Sports Authority.
“Sports Authority believes in celebrating the good in sport, and we are delighted to bring this philosophy to the 61 locations we have throughout Florida, while providing great value and outstanding service to the athletes and sports organizations in the Merritt Island community.
“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, Under Armour, adidas, The North Face, TaylorMade and more,” said Foss.
NEW INTUITIVE FORMAT
This store, which opened at 8 a.m. today, will feature an intuitive new format, making it easier 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.
To celebrate the Merritt Island Sports Authority grand opening, the first 250 customers were awarded with Sports Authority Scratch and Win “Mystery Bucks” that ranged from $5 to $500 in value, plus the store conduct hourly $100 gift card drawings from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Customers were 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 percent back on all in-store merchandise. Plus, during the grand opening week, The League members earned double points on all in-store purchases.
Regular store hours will be Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
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.
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