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Academy Sports + Outdoors - Cookeville, TN

Rapid Growth.

Academy Sports + Outdoors, one of the nation’s largest sporting goods retailers, elected Tennessee as home for its newest distribution center. The company reached out to Gray to design and build the new campus to accommodates its growth.

In Numbers

  • Cookeville, TN
  • 1614426 s.f.
    Square Footage
  • 14 months
Academy Sports + Outdoors - Cookeville, TN
Cookeville, TN
1614426 s.f.
14 months

Established Relationship


Gray and Academy have a history of successful projects including a distribution center in Jeffersonville, GA., and retail facilities in Decatur, AL and Prattville, AL, among others.


This 1.6 million s.f. distribution facility sits on more than 250 acres and, at the time, was the largest distribution facility in Tennessee under one roof. This project features a warehouse, office, cafeteria, and computer room. The warehouse includes 21,585 s.f. of AS/RS area. The Cookeville distribution center supports Academy Sports + Outdoors’ Midwest network of stores, as well as its growing e-commerce business.


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  • Engineering

    Process & Packaging Systems Engineering

    Civil/Building Engineering

    Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

  • Design



    Sustainable Design

  • Construction





  • Digital

    Automation & Controls

    Production-First IT



  • Equipment
    Custom equipment Ovens & cookers
    Process skids Batching equipment
    Clean-in-place systems Bioreactors
    Extruders Distributed products
    Mixers & blenders Control panel fabrication
  • Development

    Feasibility Studies


    Incentive Coordination

    Land Acquisition

    Construction Financing

    Build-to-Suit/Sale Leaseback

  • Planning

    Master Planning

    Front-end Services

    Strategy Consulting

About Gray

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