Even if Tigers win, sports stores stay closed

MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) - In accordance with Governor Riley's request for residents to stay home and off the roads, Academy Sports + Outdoors stores in Birmingham, Gadsden, Decatur, and Tuscaloosa will not reopen in the event of an Auburn Tigers BCS National Championship win tonight.  

"We encourage everyone to stay home, stay warm, and cheer the Tigers on to victory," says Darren Smith, District Manager for Alabama Academy Sports + Outdoors stores.  "We will be there for loyal Auburn fans with official championship product tomorrow morning, weather permitting."  

Academy Sports + Outdoors stores are already well stocked with championship products that will be sold in the event of an Auburn win.  We will notify local media outlets of store opening times Tuesday morning. For questions or comments please contact me via cell phone.