Thank you, Field & Stream for taking over such a large space in Latham Farms plaza! I can't even begin to explain the feelings I had when I heard Wal-Mart was going to be moving from their newly renovated Latham Farms location to head to the former home of Latham Circle Mall.

I felt like it was such a waste of a perfect location.

Now though, this is pretty awesome. I know plenty of people that will be getting all of their outdoor needs at Field & Stream!

Whether you're looking for sporting needs to cover the baseball, golf, hockey or basketball seasons or you're finding the perfect fishing pole, maybe the crossbow of your dreams for your hunting needs this Field & Stream combo store with Dick's Sporting Goods is going make your life a lot easier.

Not only does it help as a consumer, but it's also bringing 50 full-time and part-time jobs here locally!

The three-day Grand Opening will take place starting this Friday at 8am. Get ready to experience everything there is to offer. Plus, celebrities will be stopping by! Here's the schedule courtesy of the Times Union:

Celebrity guests will make in-store appearances including R.J. and Jay Paul Molinere, as seen on the S"wamp People" TV series, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday; Fitness Expert Jen Widerstrom from 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday; former New York pitcher Ron Guidry from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Captain Wild Bill, star of Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" from 4:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; former New York linebacker Carl Banks from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and Mike Stroff, host of "Savage Outdoors" from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.