JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Street League Skateboarding World Championship event will be coming to Jacksonville in 2021 and will be hosted at Riverfront Plaza on the banks of the St. Johns River.
Details about the championship were announced Tuesday morning by Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Airstream Ventures CEO Alan Verlander.
The event will be held in November and Curry said 25 of the greatest skateboarding athletes will be coming to Jacksonville to compete on a skateboard park that will be set up near the Riverfront for the championship.
Martin Ramos, the owner of Kona Skatepark, was also in attendance and was called a 'big supporter' of this event.
Professional skater Paul Rodriguez, also known as P-rod, spoke at the announcement and expressed his excitement regarding the event.
Street League Skateboarding is an international competitive series in professional skateboarding.
The league features 25 professional street skateboarders competing for the largest monetary prize in the history of skateboarding and was founded by professional skateboarder and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek.
Some notable names on the SLS pro team include Ryan Sheckler, Jamie Foy, Nyjah Huston, Zion Wright, Louie Lopez and more.