KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The second-ever Dick’s House of Sport store will open at Knoxville’s West Town Mall on Friday, complete with a 24,000-square-feet turf field, rock climbing wall and batting cages.
After opening the first House of Sport in Victor, New York last month, Dick’s Sporting Goods will host a grand opening ceremony of the Knoxville House of Sport with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 4.
Alvin Kamara, former Tennessee running back, will be at the store from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 5. Josh Dobbs, former Tennessee Quarterback, will also be there from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Among the amenities at the groundbreaking concept store include:
- A 24,000 sq. ft. outdoor turf field and running track
- A 40 ft. rock climbing wall
- A batting cage for baseball and softball featuring HitTrax technology
- Golf hitting bays with TrackMan simulators
- A putting green
- A House of Cleats that will seasonally rotate product
- An indoor turf soccer cage
- A health and wellness destination to help athletes with recovery and well-being
- A consolidated service area for breaking in gloves, stringing lacrosse sticks and building/repairing bikes
The House of Sport store will also welcome community activities such as field days, sports practices, yoga classes, camps, clinics, rock climbing and birthday parties.
A release from Dick’s Sporting Goods said the future-focused ‘House of Sport’ stores will serve as a research and development lab to test new concepts and ideas as part of their nationwide strategy.