Sports Authority Closing this Spring in Downtown Walnut Creek

1675 Olympic Blvd, Walnut Creek

Thanks to everyone for sending word that Sports Authority (previously S.A. Elite) is closing in downtown Walnut Creek this Spring in Plaza Escuela. According to USA Today, Sports Authority, “filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, citing $1.1 billion in debt and saying that its sales had slumped after it failed to keep up with consumer trends.” Look for liquidation sales to begin soon. According to an employee working in the Walnut Creek location the store should remain open for at least two to three months.

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  • Elizabeth Mackey

    Maybe Barnes and Noble can go in that spot.

  • Old curmudgeon

    Consumer trends? Do you mean lower prices? See Sports Basement on YVR.

  • Lita

    They said Dick’s was the reason for them closing.

  • yomamamama

    That’s a lousy location, with the main entrance on California. I always forget that it’s even there! Would be better if the front door was at least closer to Cheesecake Factory.

    • Both places used to be an Andronico’s. I agree, Cheesecake factory has a prime spot in comparison.

  • Nick

    It’s no surprise considering all the competition for sports and outdoor equipment in our area. Competition combined with what I assume must be high rent and horrible parking is a bad combination for business.