Springfield is home to the 200,000 square foot Scheels retail shopping experience that showcases Illinois largest selection of sports, sportswear, and footwear under one roof. Unlike a typical sporting goods store or department store, the Springfield Scheels is 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, Under Armour, Columbia, and The North Face will keep you active in any season. Each shop is staffed with experts who are passionate about their sports.
Special attractions include eight life like bronze sculptures; a 16,000 gallon salt water aquarium at the main entrance; a 65 foot, 16 car operating Ferris Wheel from Eli Bridge Company in Jacksonville, Illinois; a Home Décor and Gift Lodge; a shooting gallery; and simulators for everything from golf, to baseball and hockey, where customers can test their skills. You can also push your driving skills to the limit in the new NASCAR simulator! 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 make this shopping adventure unlike anything the Springfield retail customer has ever experienced.
The Scheels in Springfield features 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 Illinois, with everything from toddlers to serious climbers, with selections ranging from beach sandals to fashion boots for women. Outdoor enthusiasts will experience world-class shops including golf, bike, ski, whitewater, and sport and game shops. The gun and hunting shops have the largest retail selection of guns in the state of Illinois, ranging from everyday shooters, to collectible guns valued at $20,000.
Scheels stores offer 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.
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.
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.