Rocky’s Locker, the official athletics apparel store for The University of Toledo located in Savage Arena, has opened a second location at Franklin Park Mall.
The Franklin Park Rocky’s Locker store opened Nov. 10 and will be open during normal mall hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Extended hours will begin a few weeks before Christmas.
Tony Zaworski, UT associate athletic director for finance, said strong sales at Savage Arena and the growing success of Rocket athletics overall made this the right time for the expansion to Franklin Park.
“We decided the time was right to expand our retail presence in the community in order to provide greater opportunity to purchase University of Toledo merchandise to UT fans and alumni that may not visit campus on a regular basis,” Zaworski said. “We believe this is the perfect time to launch with the holidays approaching but more importantly to build on the national attention football has received this season as well as the approaching basketball season.
“We always appreciate the University’s retail partners in the community carrying UT merchandise, but we believe that between the Savage Arena and Franklin Park locations, people will be pleasantly surprised by the variety of merchandise available for sale.”
Most items at Rocky’s Locker also are available for purchase online at rockyslocker.com. Store hours at Savage Arena are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on game days.
All proceeds raised from merchandise sales from Rocky’s Locker directly support the University and UT athletics.