A Southern Tradition
Sports Center was founded. in downtown Natchez, MS, in 1946. Our store quickly became an icon in Natchez, selling a variety of gear to the area’s many outdoor and sport enthusiasts Sports Center acquired Rex Sporting Goods in 1982, combined stores in 1984, and then in 2002, moved on to the 30,000 sq ft. remodeled Kroger grocery store on the bypass in Natchez. In 2005, Rex Sporting Goods became Rex Team Sports, calling for team sports in high schools and colleges throughout the state of Mississippi. As Sports Center continued to thrive, and we opened another large sporting goods store in Starkville, MS, as well as a collegiate wear and fashion store, Maroon & Co., less than half a mile from Mississippi State University.
Today, Sports Center is a 3rd generation family-owned business specializing in top brands across all sporting activities. We are a huge part of the Natchez community, where we've served generations of families for over 50 years, and we employ more than 50 people from the community, a number of whom have worked with us for over 30 years.
In 2017, we launched our website, - Southern Professional Gear (soprogear.com). We created SoPro Gear to share our knowledge of sporting goods across the nation, and to provide quality products from the biggest and best name- brand sport and hunting manufacturers. We look forward to providing our online customers with the very best in service, selection, and value for years to come.
President, Southern Professionial Gear
Sports Center, our brick and mortar store based in Downtown Natchez, MS