It was the tale of two cities and their mayors – Oakland’s Libby Schaaf and Emeryville’s Ally Medina–warmly welcoming Decathlon and its first U.S. Super Store to Emeryville and Oakland at the East Bay Bridge Shopping Center that these two cities share. And it was a wonderful and warm welcome from management and employees of European-born Decathlon at their reception for city officials, family and friends on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.“The City of Emeryville is so grateful to Decathlon for its commitment to philanthropy through the Decathlon Foundation,” said Mayor Medina. “We are excited about the partnerships Decathlon is building in Emeryville and throughout the East Bay, and the thousands of kids who will benefit from them.”

Decathlon designs, manufactures and offers over 80 sports. Visitors that evening had a sneak preview of all the quality sports equipment, clothing and gear available at great affordable prices. One of the highlights is the fact that Decathlon is an interactive retail store – you can try out the equipment and play a game or two and/or learn a new sport.

There’s a basketball hoop, Ping-Pong tables and a putting green where you can try out their putters. Buying a driver? No problem. There’s a tent with great technology to practice your drives and measure their distance. There are different golf mats you can buy it and take home or to the office to really improve your short game! If you are not yet into camping, once you visit their camping section, you will be!

“Since the launch of our San Francisco store,” commented Decathlon CEO Michel d’Humières, “we’ve had an enthusiastic response to our store and have developed a thriving relationship with the community, and we’ve decided it’s time to introduce the U.S. to our first full-service Decathlon store environment.”

Join Decathlon for their Grand Opening this weekend – Friday, April 12th through Sunday, April 14th. RSVP: Reserve your spot here and go in and have some family fun.

Decathlon is located at 3938 Horton St at 40th in the East Bay Bridge shopping center in Emeryville. They are open 9am – 9pm Monday through Saturday and 9am – 8pm on Sundays.

About Decathlon

Decathlon believes in the benefits of sports. Since their founding of their first store in Lille, France, in 1976, Decathlon has created over 25 brands and innovative equipment for almost every sport discipline. With more than 1,444 stores in 48 countries around the world, they offer sports lovers of all levels affordable, quality gear for almost every sport. They are committed to transparent, fair pricing to support their goal of making sports more accessible to everyone,