Hibbett Sports, a fast-growing operator of more than 988 full-line sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets is opening a new location this summer at Gadsden's River Trace. The store anticipates employing eight full and part-time team members. Currently Hibbett has 90 locations in the state of Alabama, two of those being in Gadsden. The second Gadsden location is in The Gadsden Mall. The retailer is based in Birmingham.