The co-owner of clothes manufacturing firm Strata is hoping to see foot visitors within the “thousands.”

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Live occasions together with baseball, live shows, wrestling and even UFC, are returning to the calendar and to Jacksonville.

With this week’s bulletins of extra followers on the Jaguars games subsequent season and UFC coming in April, extra folks shall be making their approach again downtown.

As UFC is anticipating a full home next month at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jerry Rodriguez has it circled on his calendar. “One of the reasons we moved to downtown four or five years ago was we wanted to be part of that growth,” he defined.

He is co-owner of the clothes manufacturing firm Strata on Talleyrand Avenue. He’s been concerned in making shirts and hats for musical teams and sports golf equipment through the years so a return to reside occasions in his yard brings a visibility enhance to his enterprise enterprise.

“I am excited that we are going to instead of having no foot traffic in front of our building to we are now going to have thousands of people walking past our business,” Rodriguez advised First Coast News.

Last yr, he partnered with the Jaguars to make 45,000 masks and this yr, he produced greater than 2,000 hats for the employees on the area.

But, as a result of of the pandemic, he put a give attention to digital advertising for extra on-line gross sales.

“Once we started to find out things were getting shut down, we kind of regrouped and then made a new plan on what our priorities were going to be,” he stated.

For 2021, he has his sights set on the return of in-person sports which may lead to a return of extra folks getting to see his enterprise up shut and private, too.

UFC plans to have 15,000 folks in stands for its April 24 occasion.  The Jumbo Shrimp’s season begins May 4.


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