What You Need to Know - Military Appreciation Night

05/16/2019 7:32 PM -

JACKSONVILLE – The 2017 NAL Champion Jacksonville Sharks face their in-state rival the Orlando Predators Saturday night at the Veterans Memorial Arena at 7 pm. This will be the Sharks third home game of the season as the team is enjoying  a three game win streak after a major win against the previously undefeated and defending champion Carolina Cobras. New to the NAL, the Orlando Predators are currently 1-4, but coming off a very close home game last week against the 4-1 New York Streets. The Predators were two points shy of pulling off the upset allowing the Streets to ride home with the 54-53 victory. Tonight will be the first time these two teams have played each other since 2016 when the Sharks upset the Orlando Predators in a thrilling overtime battle. The Sharks look to battle their long-time rival again this Saturday for Military Appreciation Night presented by Ocean Grove RV.

Whether you’re a longtime Season Ticket Holder or about to head to your first Sharks game, check out everything you need to know for Saturday’s game.

Military Appreciation Night (Presented by Ocean Grove RV)

The Sharks will use this night to honor all the sacrifices of those who have served in our armed forces by hosting the team’s annual Military Appreciation Night. All military, active, retired and veterans will be recognized at Saturday’s game, we have plenty of military tributes and hometown heroes shout outs to recognize our local military all night long. The Sharks even have planned for a full-field American Flag tribute for the night’s national anthem.

BOGO Ticket Offer for all Active, Retired, and Veterans

For Saturday’s game all Active Duty, Retired, Veterans and their families will receive a special buy one get one free ticket offer. We take pride in having the best fans around and want to reward those who protect and serve our country every day. So whether you are in the military or know someone in the military let them know about this special day, Sharks Military Night presented by Ocean Grove RV.

Special Military Jerseys 
At Saturday’s game the players will be wearing special military- themed jerseys to represent Military Appreciation Night. These authentic game worn jerseys will be auctioned off at the end of the game (during the Sharks post-game autograph session on the field). For a chance to purchase a Sharks game-worn military night jersey hang around after the game and join in on all the auction action after the game.

Jacksonville Sharks Season Tickets

There’s still plenty of games left, enjoy the perks of being a Sharks season ticket holder.  Call today or come by the Sharks information table to get our prorated pricing list. Get your tickets now and start your enjoying your Shark Nation Membership today 904-621-0700

Jacksonville Sharks Single Game Tickets

Get a great deal for tonight’s game, tickets start at only $10… That’s right only $10! Visit the Arena Box Office on game day or get your tickets now by calling 904-621-0700.


SharkFest is happening this Saturday and all game days to come! Starting at 5:00 pm join in on the fun for all ages, kids and adults. For Military Appreciation Night presented by Ocean View RV, we will have military representatives from all branches, as well as a veteran military bikers group displaying their rides. Local vendors will be participating and providing free swag. Don’t hesitate to join us at SharkFest.

Doors Open

On Saturday, the doors open at 5:30 p.m. for season ticket holders, and 6 pm for the general public. The game kicks off at 7 pm.

We Need More Cowbell!

The Sharks are proud to bring back a great tradition, cowbells (8” in height 6” in width max) will be allowed at the arena, so bring the noise and have fun by purchasing a Sharks cowbell at our merchandise stand located on the main concourse. We will continue with the policy of fans NOT being able to bring large buckets or aerosol air horns into the arena.

Suite/Duval Street Entrance

This entrance will be open for all Sharks season tickets holders starting at 5:30 pm.  After that, all ticket holders can enter through this entrance.

Shark Nation Membership Experiences

Membership experiences begin this Saturday. If you selected your experience for this weekend’s game, you will be sent an email with instructions on where to go and how to enjoy this perk. If you have not yet selected your experience, contact 904-621-0700 so you don’t miss out on some great behind the scenes action. Choices include a game day Chalk Talk with Coach Burley, the Player Intro Experience, the On-Field Experience or the Sharks Locker Room Tour.

Season Ticket Holder Gifts

We will have an announcement coming soon on this years Exclusive Season Ticket holder gift.  We apologize for the delay.


Performances by the Jacksonville Sharks Attack Dance Team as well as, Showtime USA.


How’s your aim? Our halftime Fling-A-Football promotion gives you a chance to win a Sharks prize package that includes 150 Shark Bucks or an authentic military night jersey!  At just $1 per throw (or 6 for $5), you might as well give it a shot! Be sure to have your mini-footballs ready when halftime rolls around! Fling-A-Footballs are available for purchase inside the arena on the main concourse until the middle of the second quarter.

Jr. Attack Dance Camp

Register your child for Jr. Attack Dance Camp at this weekends game, visit the FIN-formation table behind section 107 or visit: to sign up now online. Jr. Attack Dance Camp will be June 7-8 with a special halftime performance by the Jr. Attack! All campers will receive a free t-shirt for the camp and will be given lunch for the June 8th game.

Youth Football Camp

If you have a child between the against of 6-16 make sure you sign them up for Sharks Youth Football Camp. Camp kicks off July 20. To sign up online visit: or visit the FIN formation table before section 107 during the Sharks game. For questions about the camp email .

Jacksonville Sharks Happy Hour

The Sharks Happy Hour is back. Enjoy $3 White Claw Hard Seltzer® at the White Claw Bar by section 108 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Arena Club/Reef and Cove Suites Buffet Menu

Drink Specials:

Sharknado $16 - Served in a Mason Jar with Swimming Shark Gummies.

Reef & Cove Menu:

Pulled Pork Sliders - with BBQ Sauce on the side, delicious Buffalo Chicken wings with ranch and celery. Sides also include baked beans, kettle chips, french onion dip, coleslaw. Beverages will include beer, wine, bottled water, and assorted sodas.

Arena Club Buffet:

Blackened Prime Rib Sandwich for $16. Chef carved to order with freshly baked ciabatta rolls, horseradish cream, and homemade Cajun kettle chips.

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the National Arena League (NAL). The 2017 NAL Champions and ArenaBowl XXIV Champions and play all home games at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Shark Nation Memberships for the 2019 season are now available and start as low as $75 for the full season. To become a Shark Nation member or for more information please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at and Chum at

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