DICK'S Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening of Five New Stores in Three States

The retailer will celebrate with five grand opening celebrations

PR Newswire 13-Oct-2017 12:07 PM

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening five new DICK'S Sporting Goods stores during the remaining weeks of October.

DICK'S will now have 718 DICK'S Sporting Goods locations across the country. The new DICK'S locations will also bring approximately 376 total jobs to five communities through the hiring of full-time, part-time and temporary associates for these stores.

"At DICK'S, we believe that sports make people better," said Lauren Hobart, President, DICK'S Sporting Goods. "Opening new stores in Ellicott City, Maryland, Fairview Heights, Illinois, and Tukwila, Tacoma and Bellevue, Washington, allows us to better-serve our customers with a wide range of top-of-the-line products and services, as well as provide superior customer service from associates who are passionate about sports and the outdoors. We're excited to become an important part of these communities."

Grand Opening events will be held in the following cities:

DICK'S Sporting Goods

City/State

Store Location

Grand Opening Dates

Ellicott City, Md.

Chatham Station Shopping Center

9220 Baltimore National Pike

Ellicott City, MD 21042

Oct. 13 to 15

Fairview Heights, Ill.

Fairview City Centre

6575 North Illinois Street

Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Oct. 13 to 15

Tukwila, Wash.

Parkway Supercenter

17450 Southcenter Parkway

Tukwila, WA 98188

Oct. 27 to 29

Tacoma, Wash.

Tacoma Mall

4502 South Steele Street

Tacoma, WA 98409

Oct. 27 to 29

Bellevue, Wash.

Crossroads Bellevue

15600 NE 8th Street, Suite S-1

Bellevue, WA 98008

Oct. 27 to 29

For each grand opening weekend, customers will receive the chance to win great prizes and meet several special guests, such as Steve Smith Sr.** in Ellicott City, Md., Whitey Herzog** in Fairview Heights, Ill., KJ Wright** in Tukwila, Wash., Tyler Lockett** in Tacoma, Wash. and Ben Gamel** in Bellevue, Wash.

Additionally, Patagonia and The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation will each provide a $5,000 grant to the Baltimore City Foundation's Great Parks/Strong Neighborhoods initiative. Patagonia's grant will benefit stewardship of natural and cultural resources. The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation's grant will benefit the initiative's youth sports and outdoor programs.

Visit dicks.com/EllicottCity, dicks.com/FairviewHeights and dicks.com/Seattle for full details on the Grand Opening celebrations, including giveaways, promotions, special guests and brand activations.

**WRISTBAND REQUIRED! Wristbands are distributed on a first-come, first served basis beginning at store open on the day of event only.Limited Quantity. Limit one wristband per person. Must be present to receive wristband. Must have a wristband and must be in the Special Appearance line prior to the start of the appearance to receive an autograph. Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.

About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. Founded in 1948, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of July 29, 2017, the Company operated more than 700 DICK'S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK'S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well asDICK'S Team Sports HQ,an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear and access to donations and sponsorships.DICK'S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront. For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at dicks.com.

CONTACTS : DICK'S Sporting Goods, 724-273-5552, press@dcsg.com

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