EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV), a leading sporting goods retailer, will announce first quarter fiscal 2016 financial results on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, after the market close.  The Company also will hold a conference call and audio webcast to discuss these results and provide additional comments and details. 

The conference call and audio webcast is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. Pacific (5:00 p.m. EDT) on May 3, 2016.  The webcast also will be broadcast live over the Internet at www.big5sportinggoods.com.  The webcast will be archived and accessible on the same website for 30 days following the call.  Visitors to the website should select the "Investor Relations" link to access the webcast.

About Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation

Big 5 is a leading sporting goods retailer in the western United States, operating 434 stores under the "Big 5 Sporting Goods" name as of the fiscal quarter ended April 3, 2016.  Big 5 provides a full-line product offering in a traditional sporting goods store format that averages 11,000 square feet.  Big 5's product mix includes athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as a broad selection of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and summer recreation and roller sports.

Contact: Big 5 Sporting Goods CorporationBarry EmersonSr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer(310) 536-0611ICR, Inc.John MillsPartner(646) 277-1254