Dick's Sporting Goods will open its 27th store in Illinois and 637th store in the U.S. on Friday at Joliet Commons in Joliet.
"We're excited for the opening of our newest location in Joliet," Lauren Hobart, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Dick's Sporting Goods, said. "We look forward to offering the finest quality products and highest level of customer service to the community."
A three-day grand-opening celebration is planned; the store will open at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 and at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25.
On Friday, the first 100 customers will be eligible to win a free Reebok Play Dry T-shirt; guests in line at 7:45 a.m. on Friday will get a chance to open the Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Locker.
Saturday and Sunday giveaways will include Mystery Gift Cards with values from $5 to $500 for the first 100 adults in line. Guests who are in line at 7:45 a.m. Saturday and 8:45 a.m. on Sunday will also get a chance to open the Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Locker.
Features of the Joliet location will include Nike and Under Armour shops, athletic and outdoor apparel, and footwear and gear for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting and fishing.
Dick's Sporting Goods was founded in 1948. The company is based in Pittsburgh.
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