Readers' Choice: Best Place To Buy Sporting Goods

In this week’s readers’ choice we want to know where is the best place to buy sporting goods in New London County.


Warm weather is here. Actually with the mild winter we had it never really left. Still, spring days will soon be turning to lazy summer days and whether your sport of choice is baseball, surfing or something else it’s time to share your recommendations for sporting goods stores.

In this week’s readers’ choice we want to know where is the best place to buy sporting goods in New London County? 

Do you go to a big box store? Consignment shop? Or is there a specialty shop or pro shop that you frequent?

Here’s how it works.

  • We invite you to post your nominations in the comments below.
  • We hope you'll also spread the word about this to your friends on Facebook and Twitter and get them involved.
  • Submit comments until 5 p.m. Wednesday.


  • We'll post a poll with the nominees Thursday morning.
  • You'll be able to vote till Friday at 9 a.m.
  • On Saturday, we announce the winner.

This review is all about you—your ideas, your feedback and your voice—so we hope you will chime in and check back.

For full Readers' Choice rules click here.

Bree Shirvell April 10, 2012 at 09:32 PM
From our Facebook page (http://facebook.com/StoningtonPatch): Rachel Fowler: "West Marine!"
murray renshaw April 11, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Dicks has a great deal of stock but never has staff avaiable to wait on the customers. Additionally, if your lucky enough to find someone to ask for help, they usually don't have a clue. Never enough people at check out. Overall, Olympic Sporting Good Store in New London was the best.
Donna Pearlman April 11, 2012 at 01:00 PM
I forgot about West Marine, and also Olympia Sports which should be in the poll too, agree with the above commentor their service is excellent good staff there and sometimes some great deals.
danielle guarneri April 11, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Olympia will do their best to accomodate Montville residents! Always found cleats at Bob's in Waterford for $20 or under. Dick's is great if you're not concerned about cost.
Bree Shirvell April 11, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Thanks so much for all the nominations. We'll post the poll tomorrow and you'll have until 9 a.m. Friday to help determine the winner.


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