Store features rock climbing wall, golf simulator and archery range

INDIANAPOLIS, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Galyans Trading Company Inc. (Nasdaq: GLYN) is set to celebrate the grand opening of its 84,000 square foot sports and outdoor adventure store April 23 at Town Center, a newly developed lifestyle center in Virginia Beach, Va. The store, which is the third in Virginia, will offer customers an unconventional interactive experience including a 47-foot rock climbing wall, golf simulator, putting green and archery range.

The new store has 40 specialty departments for one-stop shopping, staffed by people who are passionate about their sports. Hampton Roads-area shoppers will find traditional sports such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer and lacrosse, as well as outdoor and adventure sports such as hunting, fresh and salt-water fishing, wakeboarding, paintball and mountain biking. GALYANS sells all the best brands such as The North Face, Nike, adidas, UnderArmour, New Balance, Salomon, Keen, Merrell, Teva, St. Croix, GLoomis, Marmot, Gregory, Mountain Hardware, Patagonia, ArcTeryx, Haro, Benelli, and Dagger.

“GALYANS offers something unique,” said GALYANS President and CEO Edwin Holman. “Our customers come to GALYANS for a new experience, an opportunity to learn from the experts and to find the latest in gear, apparel and footwear.”

With a broad and deep selection of merchandise and the most respected brands in each category, sales associates can share experiences and knowledge about their sport and offer shoppers specific insight about these products.

“Our staff of experts will be readily available to answer questions, offer helpful tips and demonstrate the latest in product innovations,” said Mitch Reidel, store manager.

Grand Opening Celebration – April 23-25

Grand opening festivities include hunting and fishing simulators, paint ball tents, basketball goal contests, and appearances by some of the area’s most prominent sports figures. (See store for additional details.)

Following the store opening, customers can look to GALYANS for in-store activities, programs and expert appearances. The new GALYANS store is located at 4621 Columbus Street in Virginia Beach. The store’s phone number is (757) 493-6400.

GALYANS is an active lifestyle retailer that anticipates and focuses on the latest in sports, fitness, outdoor recreation and apparel. GALYANS operates 46 stores in 22 states with unique designs to merchandise not only the equipment for hundreds of popular active lifestyle activities, but also the footwear, apparel and accessories that go along with them.