Vendor Compliance

January 14, 2022

From: Academy Sports + Outdoors

Domestic Logistics Department & Change Management

Subject: NEW Cookeville DC Academy Sports + Outdoors Delivery address

 To our Valued Suppliers,

Effective February 1, 2022, all deliveries for our Cookeville, TN Distribution Center will be to:

Cookeville Distribution Center Academy, Ltd.

4760 Tennessee Avenue

Cookeville, TN  38506

Previously, our delivery address was 4500 Academy Road, Cookeville, TN 38506 but due to new development in the area, delivery trucks are being redirected to the new address.

For all Purchase Orders written prior to February 1, 2022, please make the necessary changes in your data systems to route drivers to the correct location.  Purchase Orders created after February 1, 2022 will reflect the new address and system updates will not be necessary. 

Please note that these changes only impact delivery to Cookeville, TN; addresses for our Katy, TX and Twiggs County, GA distribution centers are unchanged.  If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Domestic Logistics via email at


Thank you,

Academy Sports + Outdoors


Dear Vendor:

Due to increasing costs associated with supply chain inefficiencies, it has become critical that we partner with those vendors committed to providing retailers with enhanced service levels. As a result, the following routing guidelines have been established. The information contained in this Routing Guide supersedes all previous Academy routing documents or instructions. All instructions and expectations must be fully complied with and become applicable to all shipments consigned to Academy.   Failure to comply in full with these requirements will result in additional freight and/or labor costs, which may be passed on to the shipper in the form of a chargeback.

Academy’s goal is to improve the flow of merchandise through our Distribution Centers.  Therefore, penalties assessed as a result of non-compliance may be subject to reduction or reimbursement (except freight-related expenses), provided corrective action plans are taken and communicated to our Vendor Relations office within 30 days of assessment.

Please review the information in this Routing Guide carefully.  Any questions concerning information contained herein or in reference to the Purchase Order should be addressed prior to shipment of goods.

 This page provides the SMART guides for both our Domestic and Import Vendors.  It also includes links to the Chargeback Schedules as well as Terms and Conditions for Academy. 

Domestic SMART Guide August 4, 2021

Import SMART Guide August 4, 2021