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Sports Direct is opening a brand-new flagship store, in the heart of Birmingham, bringing a modern, innovative, and sleek experience to the city, following over £10m worth of investment.
Located on New Street and spanning four floors, the supercharged store will be the ultimate lifestyle destination for customers. Home of USC, GAME, Evans Cycles and a Belong esports arena all under one roof, Sports Direct Birmingham will combine interactive experiences and unrivalled product choice for customers, helping to champion the legend in everybody.
USC will have a dedicated area in-store, giving trend-focused customers the chance to shop the most iconic premium lifestyle brands in one space, whilst GAME and Belong will offer the latest games consoles and accessories alongside an enhanced gaming and social experience in the city centre. Evans Cycles will also offer a market-leading selection of bikes, parts, accessories, and clothing, together with a fully equipped bike workshop service.
State of the art store innovations include a bra studio, featuring a unique multi-brand bra finder tool designed to help women find the right bra for their sport; specialised sporting areas including a permanent golf putting green, running gait analysis, and Jordan basketball performance challenge, as well as a My ID Customisation area where customers can have products customised with limited edition designs.
The launch of the store also coincides with Sports Direct’s spring running campaign, ‘Get Set’, which seeks to provide a fresh perspective on the meaning of ‘fast’. In-store technology will bring to life the stories of real runners across the UK, showing it’s more than just PBs and distances covered – it’s about making running accessible for all.
Michael Murray, Chief Executive of Frasers Group, continues to be at the forefront of the brand’s monumental transformation and has been leading the development of Sports Direct’s strategy.
Speaking of the opening, Michael says: “As Sports Direct continues to evolve and expand, we’re excited to be opening our second flagship store in Birmingham. As one of the largest cities in the UK, Birmingham follows our first flagship in London and brings with it a significant investment into the city, alongside an unrivalled offering of sports and fashion under one roof.
“Sports starts at Sports Direct; and as the leading destination for sports and lifestyle, we work collaboratively alongside our brand partners such as Nike for Sports Direct and CP Company for USC, to inspire our consumers with the best product choices and experiences through our flagship stores.”
Birmingham is the second flagship location to open, following the success of Sports Direct’s first flagship on London’s Oxford Street, which reopened after an impressive £10M refurbishment last year. The ‘flagship’ strategy is an all-new proposition for Sports Direct, bringing the best of sports to the consumer with an unrivalled product choice and world-class experiences through Sports Direct’s new design and brand vision.
Sports Direct’s parent company Frasers Group is committed to raising the bar for retail with investment and expansion plans already announced for this year, with Sports Direct’s Manchester flagship set to open later this year.