May 10, 2012

Contact: Brent Mann, Vista Private Equity Group, (281) 560-7375,

Vista Private Equity Group is pleased to announce construction of a build-to-suit Academy Sports + Outdoors in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Vista Private Equity Group has partnered with Academy Sports + Outdoors in acquiring property and developing a build-to suit (single tenant) building in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The 71,680 square-foot store will be located on Steele Boulevard, immediately south of Joyce Boulevard and adjacent to the Malco Razorback Cinema.  The site’s proximity to Northwest Arkansas’ only enclosed regional mall and many national retail tenants will create a strong retail synergy and make this store a major retail destination for the region.

In addition to being home to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville continues to experience a diversified economy and reasonable cost of living while sustaining considerably high economic growth rates.

Academy should be open for business just before Christmas in 2012.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors

Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of high quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more. The Texas-based company operates over 136 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The Academy philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at everyday low prices. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit

Vista Press Release – Academy Construction