Painting the Town Red

06/16/2010 8:48 AM -

The Jacksonville Sharks travel to Central Florida Friday to play bitter instate and South Division rival, the Orlando Predators. Fans of the Sharks are encouraged to wear red all day Friday, June 18th, in support of the team.

The Sharks (7-2) will travel to Orlando to meet the Predators (4-5) for the second time this season. The first meeting, on April 16 on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, was the first home game for the budding new franchise. In front of over 11,000 in attendance – and thousands more watching on the NFL Network – the Sharks dismantled the perennial AFL powerhouse Predators 57-31, a mark that still stands as the Sharks largest margin of victory.

The game is featured as this week’s AFL Game of the Week, broadcast on the NFL Network starting at 8:00 pm. The Sharks have put together a fan bus to travel to Orlando. Many fans have purchased tickets and are making there own travel arrangements. Fans are urged to wear red not only in the stands of the Amway Arena, but throughout the Jacksonville area on Friday, June 18th.

“We are excited to have such a great outcry of support for the team so early in our franchise’s history,” stated Managing Partner Jeff Bouchy. “To have the people of Jacksonville continue to support us at home is terrific. To have them travel with us to Orlando is amazing. I can’t wait to see all the red in Amway this Friday night.”

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). All home games will be played at Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The Sharks take on the Predators in Orlando Friday, June 18th at 8pm. Catch all the action live on the NFL Network. The Sharks return home Saturday, June 26 against the Arizona Rattlers. Single game tickets start at $8 per game and are available at, Ticketmaster outlets, and the arena box office. To reserve your season tickets, group tickets, or for more information please call (904) 621-0700.