New York, NY â€“ City Sports today announced the opening of a high-profile flagship store in the heart of Manhattan, underscoring the company's growth strategy and commitment to providing metropolitan adults the ultimate sports shopping experience in the city. The store is the 16th retail location for City Sports and it is located at Rockefeller Center, 64 West 48th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues.
"We are extremely excited to open the second Manhattan City Sports location in one of the world's greatest cities," said City Sports President and CEO Jeff Connor. "This store represents a strong brand statement and offers a compelling shopping experience for the New York performance athlete. This truly brings us back to the roots of our company which were built around a simple need, providing sports footwear, apparel, and equipment for the city athlete."
The City Sports store is one of the largest in the chain with over 10,000 square feet and a layout that includes an 80 foot shoe wall that wraps around Â¼ of the store and includes over 300 pairs of shoes. The focus of the merchandising and product selection will be on the "City Sports" including running, fitness, tennis as well as lifestyle apparel and footwear.
City Sports continues to be recognized as a standout in the sporting goods industry. In 2008 Boston Magazine recognized City Sports as a Best of BostonÂ® winner for Best Sporting Goods Store for the fifth year in a row and Best Athletic Wear for the first year. Baltimore Magazine in 2008 awarded City Sports with Best Urban Sporting Goods Store.
For store hours and a complete listing of City Sports locations please visit www.citysports.com.
About City Sports
Headquartered in Boston, MA, City Sports is an award-winning, specialty sports retailer. The company was founded in 1983 and now operates 16 retail stores in metropolitan locations in Boston, Providence, New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore and Atlanta as well as online at citysports.com. City Sports caters to the athletic adult who lives, works or studies in the city. Its product assortment stresses performance selection in footwear, apparel and equipment, geared towards running, triathlon, fitness, swim, outdoor, and racquet sports.