Expanded location coming soon!! In Fall of 2014, Scheels will open a new 220,000 square foot shopping experience at Shiloh Crossing in Billings, MT.
In the fall of 1999, Billings expanded to 40,000 square feet. In 2014, the new 220,000 square foot Scheels retail shopping experience will showcase Montanas largest selection of sports, sportswear, and footwear under one roof. Unlike a typical sporting goods store or department store, the new Billings Scheels will be a collection of entertainment venues, as well as women's, men's, youth, specialty, and sport and game shops. Brand-name concept shops by Nike, adidas, Columbia, Under Armour and The North Face will keep you active in any season. Each shop is staffed with experts who are passionate about their sports.
The new Billings Scheels will feature boutiques ranging from technical running gear and the latest fashion sportswear to spectacular hunting and fishing shops. The sport shoe, hiking boot, and casual footwear selection is the largest in Montana with everything for toddlers to serious climbers, and selections ranging from beach sandals to fashion boots for women. For passionate local sports fans, the Billings store has the largest selection of clothing, cups, flags, and hats to cheer on your favorite local college, high school and professional teams. Outdoor enthusiasts will experience world-class shops including golf, bike, ski, paddle, and sport and game shops. The gun and hunting shops will have the largest retail selection of guns in the region, ranging from everyday shooters to collectible guns valued at $20,000.
Special attractions will include eight life like bronze sculptures; a 16,000 gallon salt water aquarium at the main entrance; a 65 foot, 16 car operating Ferris; a shooting gallery; and simulators for everything from golf, to baseball, football, basketball and hockey, where customers can test their skills. A deli and fudge shop will serve gourmet soups and sandwiches, Starbucks® coffee, and 24 flavors of homemade fudge. The Walk of Presidents and many more amenities will make this shopping adventure unlike anything the Billings retail customer has ever experienced.
Scheels offers a complete Service Shop with services ranging from bike repairs and skate sharpening to ski/board waxing and racquet stringing. Each Scheels store has an in-house service technician team to get your gear ready for the season. Our Barnett-certified technicians have received the best bike mechanic training in the industry, and are ready to use their skills to keep your wheels on the road.
Several shops feature Scheels Outfitters products. Since its conception in 1902, Scheels Outfitters, a premium brand of Scheels, has outfitted the outdoors enthusiast with everything from camping equipment to hunting clothing. Designed for field experts, by Scheels Experts, Scheels Outfitters is a premium brand that is exclusive to Scheels.
The new Billings location will employ more than 300 associates. Scheels is an employee-owned company and provides the best training in retail for its career associates. Our people make us special and Scheels associates are among the highest paid in retail, with outstanding benefits. Scheels also gives back to the local communities. In 2010, Scheels gave back more than 10% of its profits to local charities and local non-profit organizations.
Scheels is a 24-store operation with stores in 10 states including North Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Nevada, and Utah. The store that opened in 2008 in the Reno/Sparks, Nevada market is the Worlds Largest All Sports Store. Frederick A. Scheel founded Scheels as a general merchandise and hardware store. Steve D. Scheel, the great grandson of Scheels' founder, is Scheels' CEO, and Steve M. Scheel, the great-great grandson of Scheels' founder, is the president and oversees the daily operations of over 5,000 associates.