Sports Authority to close all stores

Sports Authority to close all stores


Lisa: YOU HAVE PROBABLY FOUND OUT SPORTS AUTHORITY IS CLOSING ALL 450 STORES NATIONWIDE. Julie: ADD THAT TO THE LIST, 2500 CHAIN RETAILERS THAT WILL SHUT ITS DOORS FOR GOOD FROM 2015 TO THE END OF THE YEAR. Ginger: CALL IT COMPETITION OR A SIGN OF THE TIMES. MORE SHOPPERS SHIFTING TO THE INTERNET. LOREN KORN WENT TO FIND OUT HOW FOLKS FEEL ABOUT THE EMPTY SPACE COMING SOON IN VOLUSIA COUNTY. Reporter: A STEADY STREAM OF CUSTOMERS HERE AT SPORTS AUTHORITY SINCE THE MORNING. A LOT OF FOLKS COMING TO CHECK OUT THE LATEST DEALS AFTER THE STORE ANNOUNCED IT’S CLOSING ITS DOORS FOR GOOD. LONG TIME CUSTOMERS — ON AND OFF FOR YEARS. SINCE HIGH SCHOOL. Reporter: AND NEW ONES. ALL ON THE SAME MISSION. TO CLEAR OUT THIS STORY. Reporter: SPORTS AUTHORITY ANNOUNCING BANKRUPTCY IN MARCH AND OFFICIALLY DECIDING TO LIQUIDATE, NOW HAS FOLKS IN DAYTONA BEACH RUSHING TO GET THE GOODS WHILE THEY LAST. HOPING TO FIND GOOD FISHING STUFF AND OTHER STUFF ON SALE. I’M A LITTLE TOO LATE. Reporter: HE HOPED TO SCORE ON AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTS GEAR. WE’VE GOT FOUR KIDS. WE NEED A LOT OF STUFF. WE’VE GOT BASEBALL. KIDS IN SOCCER. KIDS IN EVERY SPORT, IT SEEMS LIKE. Reporter: BUT THEY, TOO, WALKED OUT EMPTY-HANDED. THAT’S THE WAY THE ECONOMY WORKS SOMETIMES. Reporter: OTHERS SAY THEY’RE EXCITED FOR WHAT’S TO COME. IF I WAS HONEST, I WAS THINKING BASS PROSHOP. Reporter: ONLY 140 STORES ARE CLOSING AND IT’S TOO EARLY TO TELL IF THE OTHER 310 STORES WILL FOLLOW SUIT. AS FOR THE DAYTONA BEACH LOCATION, WE’RE TOLD THAT STORE

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