about us

Since 1983

An inflating needle for a basketball.

That was the item that high school tennis partners Mike Kennedy and Eric Martin couldn’t purchase anywhere near their apartments in Boston. Realizing they weren’t alone in their need of 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.

Thirty years later, we are still our own customers, still living and breathing the brand. Striving to bring you, our customer a well thought out assortment of innovative athletic apparel, equipment and footwear to help you achieve your personal best.
What We Are All About

Celebrating 30 years of award-winning excellence in specialty athletic retail, City Sports is the premiere destination for urban athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts. Founded in Boston in 1983, the company operates 23 metropolitan stores across the East Coast, with locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington, D.C. City Sports offers a comprehensive assortment of performance footwear, equipment and apparel from leading athletic and niche brands, as well as its proprietary "CS by City Sports" line, all focused on outfitting the athlete who participates in running, triathlons, training, cycling, swimming, yoga and tennis.