Scheels All Sports, known more commonly as Scheels, was founded in 1902 in Sabin, Minnesota, by Fredrick Scheel. Originally a general hardware store, the company now is a chain of sporting goods stores.
The company first began offering a small selection of sporting goods in 1954. Today, Scheels has 26 locations in 10 states and is operated by the great-great grandson of Fredrick Scheel and the Scheel family. The company employs more than 6,000 persons and is one of the largest sporting goods stores in the Northern US. The next location will open in Johnstown, Colorado, in late September of 2017.
Scheels All Sports in Sparks, Nevada, is the largest all sports store in the world with almost 300,000 square feet of retail space. Headquarters are now located in Fargo, North Dakota.