JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The soccer retail giant, WeGotSoccer, announced Monday plans to open an 11,000 square-foot retail store with attached Armada FC Pro Shop this October.
The Foxborough, Mass. based soccer kit and apparel supplier will be opening the new store at 8570 Philips Highway on Saturday, Oct. 8.
WeGotSoccer is currently the official online supplier of all Armada FC gear. The new retail store with attached Armada FC Pro Shop will provide fans in the immediate Jacksonville area an opportunity to shop for jerseys, scarves and other memorabilia in person.
The planned WeGotSoccer store will also service Northeast Florida youth soccer clubs by providing uniforms and other necessary equipment.
"WeGotSoccer is excited to expand our footprint into the Jacksonville market," says Marketing Director Josh Ryder. "Our relationship with the Armada and youth clubs in the area has shown us Jacksonville is an extraordinary soccer community."
The grand opening planned for October will include special deals on merchandise and door prizes, as well as a gift card giveaway for the first 50 customers. Both Armada players and soccer commentator Ray Hudson will be in attendance to sign autographs.
"We're thrilled to take our brand to new heights by giving consumers an in-store Armada FC experience in Jacksonville," Armada FC Senior Vice President of Marketing Jo Shepard said. "WGS will fully showcase our range of premium Armada FC products in one place, helping us to strengthen the surrounding soccer retail environment as living representations of our brand."
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