Academy Ltd is operating as a business in outdoor stores and sporting goods. During initial period, it was opened as a tire shop in 1938 by Max Gochman. Later on, during 1980, the business shifted its focus into military items and focused on outdoor and sports items. It has more than 150 Outdoor Stores and outlets of Academy Sports and nearly a dozen centers in southeastern states. It provides footwear and apparel for kids, boys, men and women. The store keeps good assortment of collections for hunting, boating, camping, fishing and golf. The store also sells their products to customers via online. Academy Ltd had been acquired by KKR (investment firm) in 2011.