Sports Authority shutting down nationwide, according to report

Sports Authority may close all stores, including Atlanta locations

Sports Authority is reportedly considering closing all its stores nationwide, including 10 in metro Atlanta.

The athletic chain in March announced its intention to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy and at the time only planned to close 140 stores.

But a recent Forbes report said the Colorado-based company is preparing to go further.

“Most of the company’s assets will go up for auction May 16,” Forbes said in its report. “While buyers could emerge who would keep the doors open in at least some locations, it’s possible that all 450 stores could be liquidated.”

Sports Authority is struggling with more than $1 billion in liabilities and assets valued between $500,000 and $1 billion.

According to the chain's website, these are the metro Atlanta Sports Authority locations that could be affected: 

Fulton

7461 N Point Pkwy

Mansell Crossing

Alpharetta

3221 Peachtree Rd NE

SW of Lenox Square Mall

Atlanta

Cobb County

2963 Cobb Pkwy

Akers Mill Square

Atlanta

850 Cobb Place Blvd NW

Cobb Place

Kennesaw

Gwinnett

1705 Mall of Georgia Blvd

Buford

3450 Steve Reynolds Blvd

Ste 200

Duluth

DeKalb

3200 Northlake Pkwy NE

North Lake Mall

Atlanta

1155 Mount Vernon Hwy

Ste 500

Atlanta

Paulding

4471 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy

Ste B – Hiram

Rockdale

2209 Highway 20 SE

Conyers Crossing

Conyers 

Staff writer Stephanie Toone contributed to this report.

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