Dick’s Sporting Goods opens its first New Mexico location at 9 a.m. today on the West Side.
The 50,000-square-foot store at 3550 N.M. 528 NW is the 484th store for the company, which bills itself as the largest U.S.-based, full-line sporting goods retailer.
The store is “one of our full-line stores,” including a team sports section, an outdoor section, footwear, a golf area staffed by a PGA pro golfer and an apparel section, said Agustin Pineyrua, marketing manager for the company. About 50 people were hired to work at the location.
Sweepstakes and giveaways will take place through the weekend. Kevin Ogletree, who has played wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys the last three seasons, will be at the store from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Albuquerque native and professional golfer Notah Begay will make an appearance from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. Extended hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. are in effect Friday and Saturday; Sunday hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.