Sports Authority Closure List: 140 Stores Closing In 2016

Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, and now they are closing 140 stores across the United States.

The Englewood, Colorado-based retail chain, owned by Los Angeles-based private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners, cited a debt of 1.1 billion during their bankruptcy filing on Wednesday. Sports Authority CEO Michael Foss spoke to the Denver Post, and said their sales plummeted when they failed to keep up with current consumer trends.

“When only one company competed in a particular market, then you generally had a consistent look and feel for customers,” Foss said. “Then you had many markets where there were two or three of those companies competing against one another, and even though we changed the name to Sports Authority, we had many different looks and feels in markets, which kind of confused customers because they tend to shop multiple stores.”

“We have some inefficiency in the system and that’s hurt us from a sales and profitability point of view,” Foss added.

Below is the complete list of Sports Authority stores that will be closing, and liquidating their products, in 2016. The list of store closures includes 25 stores in Texas, 19 in California, 18 in Florida and 11 in Illinois.


Casa Grande store in Case Grande

Mesa store in Mesa

Ahwatukee store in Phoenix

Arrowhead store in Glendale

Tuscon Broadway store on Broadway Boulevard in Tuscon

Tuscon Calle store on South Calley Santa Cruz in Tuscon

Tuscon Oracle store on North Oracle Road in Tuscon


Bakersfield store in Bakersfield

Redding store in Redding

Riverside store in Riverside

Camarillo store in Camarillo

Cerritos store in Cerritos

Santa Ana store in Santa Ana

Corte Madera S.A. Elite store in Corte Madera

Topanga Mall S.A. Elite store in Los Angeles

Stockton store in Stockton

West L.A. store on South Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles

Ventura store in Ventura

Canoga Park store in Canoga Park

Midtown Crossing store on West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles

Thousand Oaks store in Thousand Oaks

Rancho San Diego store in El Cajon

Grossmont store in La Mesa

Escondido store in Escondido

Walnut Creek store in Walnut Creek

San Luis Obispo store in San Luis Obispo


Bowles Winter Sports Outlet store in Littleton

Denver Sportscastle store in Denver

Arapahoe store in Greenwood Village


North Haven store in North Haven

Bridgeport store in Bridgeport

Danbury store in Danbury


Concord store in Wilmington


Fort Myers store in Fort Myers

Melbourne store in Melbourne

Orlando West store in Orlando

Daytona Beach store in Daytona

Waterford Lakes store in Orlando

Tallahassee store in Talahassee

Port Richey store in Port Richey

Bradenton store in Bradenton

Bonita Springs store in Estero

Cypress Lakes store in Fort Myers

Spring Hill store in Spring Hill

Fowler store in Tampa

Lakeland store in Lakeland

North Port store in Nort Port

Wellington store in Wellington

Port St. Lucie store in Port Saint Lucie

Altamonte Springs store in Altamonte Springs

Ocala store in Ocala


Hiram store in Hiram

Stone Mountain store in Lilburn


Springfield store in Springfield

Water Tower Place store in Chicago

Northbrook Court store in Northbrook

Calumet City store in Calumet City

Matteson store in Matteson

Lake Zurich store in Lake Zurich

Yorktown store in Lombard

Geneva store in Geneva

Joliet store in Joliet

Schaumburg store in Schaumburg

Orland Park in Orland Hills


Lenexa store in Lenexa

Wichita store in Wichita


Auburn store in Auburn


The Mall in Columbia store in Columbia

Gaithersburg store in Gaithersburg

Waldorf store in Waldorf

Catonsville store in Baltimore


Framingham store in Framingham

Danvers store in Danvers

Holyoke store in Holyoke


Clinton Township store in Clinton Township


Rochester store in Rochester


Tiffany Springs store in Kansas City

St. Peters store in St. Peters

Fenton store in Fenton

Bridgeton store in Bridgeton


Omaha Maple Road store in Omaha

Omaha 72nd St. store in Omaha

New Hampshire

Nashua store in Nashua

New Jersey

East Brunswick store in East Brunswick

Cherry Hill store in Cherry Hill

Wayne store in Wayne

Piscataway store in Piscataway

Manalapan store in Manalapan

New York

Brooklyn store at 500 Gateway Dr. in Brooklyn

Bronx store on 171 W. 230th St. in Bronx

Westbury Outlet S.A. Elite store in Garden City

Syracuse store in Syracuse

Riverhead store in Riverhead

Smithhaven store in Stony Brook

Yonkers store in Yonkers

Commack store in Commack


Dublin store in Dublin

Reynoldsburg store in Columbus


Roseburg store in Roseburg

Klamath Falls store in Klamath Falls

Salem store in Salem

Hillsboro store in Hillsboro


Allentown store in Whitehall


Lower Nazareth store in Easton

Puerto Rico

Carolina store in Carolina

Plaza Las Americas store in San Juan

Ponce store in Ponce


Collierville store in Collierville

Wolf Creek store in Memphis


Southpark Meadows store in Austin

West Plano store in Plano

Legacy store in Mansfield

LBJ store in Farmers Branch

Caruth Plaza store in Dallas

Rockwall store in Rockwall

East Plano store in Plano

Denton store in Denton

Hulen store in Fort Worth

Frisco store in Fort Worth

El Paso store in El Paso

Pearland store in Pearland

Post Oak store in Houston

Gessner store in Houston

The Fountains store in Stafford

Mills Road store in Houston

Deerbrook store in Humble

Baybrook store in Webster

The Woodlands store in Shenandoah

League City store in League City

Pasadena store in Pasadena

Cinco Ranch store in Richmond

McAllen store in McAllen

Stone Ridge Market store in San Antonio

La Plaza Del Norte store in San Antonio


Redwood store in Taylorsville

Southtowne store in Sandy

West Jordan store in West Jordan

Newgate store in Ogden


Norfolk store in Norfolk

Hampton Roads store in Hampton

Virginia Beach store in Virginia Beach

Sterling store in Sterling

Fredericksburg store in Fredericksburg

[Photo by Sergey Yechikov/]