about us

Since 1983

An inflating needle for a basketball.

That was the item that Mike Kennedy and Eric Martin couldn’t purchase anywhere near their apartments in Boston. Realizing they weren’t alone in their need for athletic gear and equipment, they founded City Sports in 1983 on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. Athletic adults that lived, worked, or studied in Boston began to seek out the store for our assortment of products for “City Sports,” such as running, training, tennis, swimming, and cycling. Over time, thousands of visitors from around the country would leave Boston with our iconic City Sports t-shirt as an insider’s souvenir.

More than thirty years later, we are still striving to bring you, our customer, a curated assortment of innovative athletic apparel, equipment, and footwear to help you achieve your personal best.
What We Are All About

With over 30 years of award-winning excellence in specialty athletic retail, City Sports is proud to be a premiere destination for athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts. In addition to citysports.com, we have 26 retail stores across the East Coast, with locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, D.C.

We offer a comprehensive assortment of performance footwear, equipment, and apparel from leading athletic and niche brands, as well as our own "CS by City Sports" line, all focused on outfitting athletes for running, training, cycling, swimming, tennis, yoga, team sports, and more.