New Academy Store Under Construction in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - By the end of the year, folks in Odessa won't have to drive all the way to Midland to shop at one of the biggest sports stores in the state.

Work has begun on the new Academy Sports and Outdoors Store at the Chimney Rock Center on Highway 191.

Company officials tell NewsWest 9, the superstore will be a whopping 67,000 square feet and will employ around 125 people.

This is the first store to begin work at the shopping center which is expected to also be the home for best buy and other national chain stores.