Al’s Sporting Goods coming to University Place in fall 2017


Al’s Sporting Goods is moving into the old Sports Authority location at University Place. (Image courtesy Orem City)

Al’s Sporting Goods anticipates it will open its second store location at University Place in fall 2017, University Place announced on Wednesday.

The full-line sporting goods retailer will occupy a 40,000-square-feet retail space in the Orem mall. It opened its first location in Logan, Utah in 1921 and it was originally a cycling shop. The shop has expanded over the years to include products for both indoor and outdoor sports.

“We have always been interested in expanding into Utah County, because being a college town close to lots of different outdoor recreation, it is very similar to Logan,” said Kris Larsen, president and CEO of Al’s Sporting Goods, in a press release. “Once we learned more about University Place and its focus on building a new kind of walkable community, we knew we had found our new home.”

Al’s Sporting Good is a fourth generation owned family business.

“As a local, multi-generational, family-run business like Woodbury Corporation, we have a lot in common with Al’s Sporting Goods,” said Randy Woodbury, president of Woodbury Corporation. “Al’s has an inherent understanding of Utah’s mountains, climate and terrain, so they know exactly what products Utah sportsmen want and need.”

The new store will be located on the northeast side of University Place near the food court, between RC Willey and Costco. It is the former Sports Authority location.

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