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Decathlon expands into Styria for the first time: Austria’s most modern store opens in Seiersberg-Pirka in 2022

Sports enthusiasts in Styria can look forward to Decathlon's first branch in Styria. The French sporting goods manufacturer and retailer is opening its fourth location in Austria in Seiersberg-Pirka, south of the provincial capital Graz. Already in the first half of 2022, athletes from the region will have access to high-quality sporting goods for more than 70 sports on an area of 3,000m2. Styrian athletes will find everything their hearts desire in Austria's most modern Decathlon store in the near future.

With its first branch in Styria, Decathlon is creating around 45 new and sustainable jobs in the region. In doing so, the internationally successful sporting goods manufacturer and retailer is already sending an important signal for the future of Styria in these challenging times. The conscious decision for another location not only strengthens the stationary trade in the region, but also secures additional local added value.

Decathlon and its partner HMI Immobilien GmbH reaffirm this strong commitment to the location by exclusively commissioning local companies in the course of building the new store.

Gewerbepark Seiersberg-Pirka prevails as ideal location

In addition to an extensive catchment area, which includes Graz, Leoben, Kapfenberg and even parts of neighboring Slovenia, the location of the Gewerbepark Seiersberg-Pirka is particularly impressive due to its optimal accessibility for visitors. Thanks to the excellent infrastructure and first-class transport connections, the Gewerbepark Seiersberg-Pirka in the heart of Styria can be reached quickly and easily from any direction. The unique choice of location directly at the central traffic junction A2/A9 is complemented by continuously expanded public transportation and a sustainable bicycle network. This multimodal mobility offer allows visitors of the new DECATHLON store to travel flexibly and in the best possible way.

Gábor Pósfai, Country Leader Decathlon Austria on the choice of location: Despite the pandemic, we experienced two successful years of growth and we are looking forward to continuing our expansion plans in Austria. Our goal is to establish a concept store in every major province in addition to our online store. The Gewerbepark Seiersberg-Pirka offers Decathlon the best catchment area, especially for Graz, with many sporty residents.”

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