Industry Sector

Retail Trade

Total Companies


Est. Employment



This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing new sporting goods, such as bicycles and bicycle parts; camping equipment; exercise and fitness equipment; athletic uniforms; specialty sports footwear; and sporting goods, equipment, and accessories.


NAICS Code 451110 - Sporting Goods Stores is a final level code of the “Retail Trade” Sector. There are 49,811 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 273,335 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 451110 - Sporting Goods Stores are:

  • Athletic equipment and supply stores (including uniforms)
  • Bicycle (except motorized) shops
  • Bowling equipment and supply stores
  • Diving equipment stores
  • Exercise equipment stores
  • Fishing supply stores (e.g., bait)
  • Footwear (e.g., bowling, golf, spiked), specialty sports, stores
  • Golf pro shops
  • Gun shops
  • Outdoor sporting equipment stores
  • Pro shops (e.g., golf, skiing, tennis)
  • Saddlery stores
  • Shoe stores, specialty sports footwear (e.g., bowling, golf, spiked)
  • Sporting goods stores
  • Sports gear stores (e.g., outdoors, scuba, skiing)
  • Tack (e.g. harnesses, saddlery) shops
  • Tackle shops (i.e., fishing)
  • Uniform stores, athletic


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 451110 - Sporting Goods Stores that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in:

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