Did Sports Authority have website? The stores would in fact be closed, part of the American retail trend known as the retail apocalypse. As of July 28, 2016, the Sports Authority website redirected to the Dick’s Sporting Goods website.
Did Sports Authority go out of business? Sports Authority was an American sports retailer founded by a group of venture capitalists and founding executives in 1987. Increasingly burdened by debt, the company filed for bankruptcy in 2016. Sports Authority experienced intense competition from big-box retailers and eCommerce giants.
Who did Sports Authority buyout? The concept was developed by Kmart into a chain with 136 stores in 1990. In 1990, Kmart acquired the company. Gart Sports and Sportmart merged in 1998. Gart Sports, which also operated Oshman’s and Sportmart, completed a “merger of equals” with Sports Authority on August 4, 2003.
Can I use a Sports Authority gift card anywhere? Use those gift cards quickly or risk loosing them forever. As of this writing, they are still accepting Sports Authority gift cards both online and in-store.