For a handful of Maine communities, Play It Again Sports has served as a lifeline for used sporting goods and equipment for years. For parents on a tight budget, Play It Again allowed them to ensure their kids had the proper equipment while not breaking the bank. With that in mind, many in Saco/Biddeford were dismayed to learn that the Play It Again Sports location at 473 Alfred Street would be closing permanently on May 9th.

Shared on Facebook by Play It Again Sports - Portland, ME, the store is currently liquidating all of its inventory before vacating the location. The closure of Play It Again will leave a void for the Saco/Biddeford community in terms of affordable and reliable used sporting goods and equipment. The timing also seems unfortunate, as school sports for the summer and fall seem to have a green light for a full return.

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While the Biddeford location plans to close permanently, the two remaining Play It Again Sports locations in Maine will remain open. The Portland store is located at 315 Marginal Way and the Auburn store is located at 232 Center Street. Play It Again Sports in Biddeford joins a troubling trend of small sporting goods stores that haven't fared well in recent years. A string of Olympia Sports locations across Maine closed permanently in 2019.

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