Today is Thursday, October 23, 2014rss RSS feed

Nation’s fastest-growing outdoors retailer to open sixth Illinois location in the spring.

Gander Mountain

Gander Mountain

ST. PAUL, MN --(  The New Year means new opportunities for outdoors enthusiasts in Illinois to find great prices, selection and service when shopping for the best in gear and apparel.

Gander Mountain is once again expanding the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of outdoor specialty stores with a new location in Champaign, set to open in the spring of 2014.

“For many years, Gander Mountain has been a well-known and trusted name in Illinois among those who love the outdoors, and who enjoy great traditions like hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and camping,” said David Pratt, Gander Mountain’s Chairman and CEO.

“We are thrilled to bring another new Gander Mountain store to the state, and give our friends in Champaign-Urbana and the surrounding region more opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”

The store will be located in an existing facility of approximately 40,000 square feet at 2006 N Prospect Ave., between Super Target and Lowe’s, just north of I-74 at exit 181. It will be the sixth Gander Mountain location in Illinois, joining existing stores in Geneva, Joliet, Peoria, Rockford and Springfield.

“In recent years Champaign has become home to world-class film festivals, music festivals, marathons and more. Visitors are drawn to our city for many reasons, and by adding Gander Mountain to our retail spectrum, there will be yet another outstanding reason to make Champaign a destination,” said Don Gerard, Mayor of Champaign.

“I am proud and excited to welcome Gander Mountain to the best small city in America.”

“We appreciate the warm welcome we have received and look forward to our grand opening later this spring,” said Eric Jacobsen, Gander Mountain’s Executive Vice President and Director of Real Estate.

Gander Mountain’s newest store will feature its industry-leading selection of new and used firearms, together with the best selection of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating, archery and outdoor recreation. The store will offer an extensive selection of men’s and women’s active performance outdoor and casual apparel featuring exciting brands like The North Face, Columbia, Under Armour, GSX, Carhartt, Guide Series, Kühl and 5.11, and a wide variety of men’s and women’s active footwear featuring top brands like Asics, Merrell, Rocky, Reebok, Keen, Irish Setter, Teva, New Balance, Brooks, Patagonia, Danner, Timberland, LaCrosse, Itasca, Saucony and Salomon.

Customers will enjoy easy access to Gander Mountain’s unmatched selection of outdoor gear, apparel and footwear, and new and used firearms wherever the items are located, whether in other stores, in central distribution facilities or on Gander Mountain’s market-leading online store. Customers may order any of Gander Mountain’s terrific merchandise by using simple online order kiosks located in the store with easy delivery or in-store pick-up at their favorite Gander Mountain store. Gander Mountain’s friendly and highly trained associates will happily assist any customer with in-store or on-line purchases.

Additional details on special events, activities and promotions that will be a part of the new store grand opening celebration will be available at

The new Champaign store is the most recent location announced in a sizeable expansion.

In the past 18 months new Gander Mountain stores have opened in:

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Valdosta, GA
  • Morrisville, NC
  • Lafayette, IN
  • Opelika, AL
  • Florence, AL
  • Winston-Salem, NC
  • Gastonia, NC
  • Monroe, NC
  • Rogers, MN
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Lewisville, TX
  • Mesquite, TX
  • Round Rock, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Dothan, AL
  • Albany, GA
  • Tampa, FL

For 2014, stores have now been announced for:

  • Avon, IN
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Arlington, TX
  • Gadsden, AL
  • McDonough, GA
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Fenton, MO
  • Mt. Juliet, TN
  • Greenfield, IN
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Champaign, IL

More new store announcements are expected soon.

Those interested in careers with Gander Mountain can explore current opportunities and submit an application on-line at


About Gander Mountain Company

Gander Mountain Company headquartered in St. Paul, MN, is the nation’s largest and fastest growing retail network of outdoor specialty stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, Gander Mountain has offered the best selection of outdoor equipment, technical apparel, active casual wear, and footwear featuring national, regional and specialty brands at competitive prices. Focused on a “We Live Outdoors” culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories.  Gander Mountain has 131 conveniently-located outdoor lifestyle stores in 24 states.  For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit  Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton’s (, a leading catalog and Internet based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.

  • 2 User comments to “New Gander Mountain Store Coming To Champaign, IL”

    1. Trying to find out location of new store, and when projected date of opening.

    2. Spencer Schultz on May 21, 2014 at 5:20 PM said:

      If you aren’t going to stock reloading supplies, your store will be useless to me.
      I hope that isn’t the case.

    Leave a Comment

    • Sign up Ammoland for your Inbox

      Daily Digest

      Monthly Newsletter

    • Recent Comments

      • mjnellett: So Muslim terrorists attacking Canada is America’s fault? I think this young lady has fallen off the...
      • oldgringo: Another comment of mine is not being posted…Is this site run by a bunch of Commies or what?
      • Eric: You forgot the Wilson 1 year waiting list…..
      • Eric: I don’t use a 50 caliber , I use a 12.7mm its a much smaller number, so its ok.
      • dave: Looking at the picture at the beginning of the article, the genie about to grant someone four wishes to...
    • Social Activity

    • Most Popular Posts

      • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    Copyright 2014 Shooting Sports News | Sitemap | Μολὼν λαβέ

    Win a Russian Sniper Rifle From

    Subscribe and receive our emails , the drawing will be November 20 , 2014 maybe you will be the lucky shooter receiving a Russian 1891/30 PU 7.62x54R Mosin Nagant Sniper Rifle and a can of Ammunition. For more information visit the AimSurplus Sniper Rifle Promotion Page.
    Monthly email subscription from Ammoland