Academy Sports and Outdoors may come to Wichita

WICHITA — Academy Sports and Outdoors is looking to possibly come to Wichita.

In fact, the sporting goods chain was close to a deal in the 29th and Maize Road area a few months back.

It’s not clear what the holdup is, but Academy spokeswoman Elise Hasbrook says the company is evaluating Wichita.

Academy has stores throughout the South, including in neighboring Oklahoma and Missouri, but none in Kansas.

We’ll let you know if a deal happens here.