Sporting Goods

In case you want to relive those days of being an athlete before you became a slug in medical school, Nashville offers a number of stores to cater to your every sporting whim. Here are some of the most popular ones. Although not listed here, all of the malls have at least a couple of athletic stores so be sure to check them out if you are out shopping.

Academy Sports & Outdoors

Large chain that specializes in sporting goods of all types: clothing, fishing rods, furniture, weights, exercise equipment and more. This place is farther away from campus, but it also has a bigger selection and cheaper prices than most places.

Cool Springs: 1915 Mallory Lane

Rivergate: 2350 Gallatin Pike N

The Athlete’s House

Athletic shoes, running gear, equipment for tennis, soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, football, racquetball, hockey, and more. This place is well known for its excellent help and guidance in finding the right pair of shoes for you. Great prices. A good place to find cheap cleats for IMs.

1700 Portland Ave.

Champs Sporting Goods

You know the chain. Sporting equipment, running shoes, clothes.

Hickory Hollow Mall

(615) 731-6107

Cumberland Transit

Good outdoors store. Find backpacking and camping equipment, outdoor clothing, footwear, soft luggage, canoes, kayaks, and whitewater accessories. Rental equipment available. Watch their prices!

West End: 2807 West End

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Another big box sporting goods chains. Good selection, lots of different sports. Watch for coupons in their circular and great clearance sales.

6812 Charlotte Pike

(615) 354-0102

Friedman’s Army/Navy

You can get some good bargains here.

2101 21st Ave. S.

(615) 297-3343

Nashville Sporting Goods Company

Small, but a good place to order team jerseys and trophies for those IM victories.

169 Rosa L Parks Blvd

(615) 259-4241

Sports & Trails

Running and tennis wear, backpacking and camping gear, cycling and skiing equipment, service, rentals, trips, and instruction.

Bellevue: 108 Page Rd

(615) 356-2300

Never underestimate the power of Target for the more frugal athletes among us.

Belle Meade: 26 White Bridge Rd.

(615) 352-8461

6814 Charlotte Pike

(615) 238-0112

Team Nashville

Great selection of running shoes with very helpful staff. According to some, if you bring in an old pair of shoes, the salespeople will look at the wear and tear to help you decide what you need out of a pair of shoes in the future. Also sells biking/swimming gear, as well as clothing.

West End: 3205 West End Ave

(615) 383-0098


As always, Walmart has your cheapest selection for the great outdoors, including fishing, camping and hunting equipment along with your general sports needs.

7044 Charlotte Pike

(615) 352-4129

4040 Nolensville Pike

(615) 831-0133