As of Oct 1, 2017, Big 5 Sporting Goods operated 432 stores in 11 western states.

During fiscal 2016, the company opened opened 5 stores and closed 11 stores. In the first nine months of fiscal 2017, the company opened 3 store and closed 3 stores. For fiscal 2017, the company anticipates opening approximately 8 new stores and closing approximately 3 stores.

All stores are leased. Most store leases contain multiple fixed-price renewal options, and 50 leases are due to expire in the next five years without renewal options.

Stores range in size from 8,000 to 15,000 square feet and average approximately 11,000 square feet. A typical store is located in either a free-standing street location or a multi-store shopping center. For new stores, the company prefers high-visibility, heavy traffic sites in trade areas of 35,000+ that are free-standing or anchoring multi-store centers or malls, ranging from 10,000 to 12,000 square feet, but the company will consider locations from 9,000 to 20,000 sq ft.

Store growth0.0%-1.4%-0.2%2.3%3.6%2.0%
Total gross square feet (M)4,7524,7524,8184,8294,7194,554
Total gross square feet growth0.0%-1.4%-0.2%2.3%3.6%2.0%
Avg store gross sq ft11,00011,00011,00011,00011,00011,000
Avg store gross sq ft growth0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%