Sports Authority to close all stores nationwide

Freeman Staff

May 21, 2016

WAUKESHA — Sports Authority announced it will close all of its stores after filing for bankruptcy, including stores in Brookfield and Delafield.

According to a report from CNN, Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy in March, at which time it said it would close about 140 of its 450 total stores. But after the sporting goods retailer failed to reach a deal with contracts and lenders by this month, it announced it would close all of its stores.

At the time of its bankruptcy filing the store had 14,500 employees, nearly two-thirds of whom were part time, according to the CNN report.

The company is based in Englewood, Colorado, and sells footwear, apparel, fitness, team sports and outdoor recreation. The Brookfield location is at 16220 W. Bluemound Road and the Delafield location is at 2950 Golf Road. Other Milwaukee-area locations are in Bayshore and Greenfield.

A date for the stores’ closings have not been announced.