Credit: Photo by Eric Best

Credit: Photo by Eric Best

Sports Authority opens on Nicollet Mall

Updated: October 14, 2015 - 1:29 pm

Sports Authority has added its name to the signature retailers of Nicollet Mall.

The sporting goods store located at Nicollet and 7th Street in City Center had a soft opening on Oct. 9. The national retailer will host an official grand opening on Friday, Oct. 16.

The approximately 22,000-square-foot store will carry popular brands like Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, The North Face and more.

The grand opening will feature Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine, a $500 shopping spree and several prizes. The first 50 customers on Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. will receive a $20 Sports Authority cash card, and the next 50 will receive a $10 card.

City Center will also welcome a 40,000-square-foot Saks Off Fifth Avenue outlet store next April, just across the street from its former location. The highly anticipated restaurant Il Foro also opened in City Center earlier this year