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SATURDAY'S SHARKS GAME - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

07/24/2015 3:21 PM -

The Sharks are back in town! We’re ready to host the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday, July 25. Kickoff on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena is set for 7:00 p.m.

This week’s game will be broadcast live to a national audience on ESPNEWS, and the Sharks would clinch a playoff spot with a victory over the Storm. We’re expecting a sellout crowd, so get ready to be loud and show America what Shark Nation is all about!

Whether you are a longtime Season Ticket Holder or about to head to your first Sharks game, please see below for a rundown of what to expect at the Shark Tank on Saturday!


Star Wars Night

This week, we take a trip to a galaxy far, far away in the return of Star Wars Night! The 501st Legion Florida Garrison Squad 7 will be on hand to help us ward off the invaders from Tampa Bay!

Want to get your picture with members of the 501st Legion? We’ll be holding a meet & greet from 5:30 - 6:45 on the Main Concourse, behind the elevator across from Section 106.

Please note that plastic light sabers WILL be allowed into the arena. May the Force be with you!


Animal Awareness Night

We are proud to team up with First Coast No More Homeless Pets for Animal Awareness Night. FCNMHP will be on hand at Saturday's game to collect donations of dry dog and cat food. We encourage our fans to help us help them in their mission to end the needless killing of pets in our local community.

Donations will be collected at FCNMHP’s truck at SharkFest, at the Duval Street Entrance, as well as the FCNMHP table located on the Main Concourse


Rally Towels

We will be providing FREE rally towels for Saturday’s game courtesy of our friends at Darley’s Plumbing! If you are sitting in the Lower Bowl, there will be a towel on your seat when you arrive at the arena. If you are in the Upper Bowl, you can pick up a towel on the Upper Concourse on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Bridge Closure

On Saturday night, there is a road race that will impact the Acosta and Main Street Bridges. The Main Street Bridge is scheduled to remain open until 7:20 - well after kickoff - but be aware that there may be increased traffic in the area. Please be patient and give yourself extra time to get to Sea Best Field!


SharkFest


SharkFest is our pre-game block party held outside the arena. It’ll begin at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday - what better way to kick off Star Wars Night?

At Saturday’s SharkFest, be sure to check out bounce houses and interactive inflatables for kids, get your hair painted courtesy of Great Clips, try samples from Krispy Kreme, and get your face painted in Sharks colors!

Many of our other corporate partners will be set up at SharkFest as well, so be sure to stop by their displays!


Sea Best Concession Stand

If you haven’t had a chance to enjoy some delicious Sea Best Seafood at the Sea Best Concession Stand, be sure to stop by this time! It’s located in the Food Court behind Section 102 - Stop by to choose from some of your favorite seafood eats!

This week, the Sea Best stand is offering their Fish and Chips for $8 (regular price $11)!

The Sea Best Concession Stand also offers the following menu:

Blackened Mahi Mahi Salad
Fish and Chips
Crab Cake Sliders
Torpedo Coconut Shrimp


Concession Specials

Saturday’s game will feature the following concession specials:

$6.00 Specialty Pretzels

$3.00 Busch Light (while supplies last)


Great Clips Early Entry

Want to get into Sea Best Field before the doors open to the general public at 6:00? Take advantage of our Great Clips Early Entry - all you have to do is download the official Great Clips mobile app. Just open the app and show it at the door to beat the line!


Fling-A-Football

How’s your aim? Presented by our friends at Jaguar Power Sports, our halftime Fling-A-Football promotion gives you a chance to win a prize package that includes a $400 Visa gift card and a Sharks customized jersey! At just $1 per throw (and 6 for $5), you might as well give it a shot! Be sure to have your mini-footballs ready when halftime rolls around!

To purchase Fling-A-Footballs, look for the Suite Jacksonville girls at SharkFest before the game and on the main concourse until the middle of the second quarter.


Team Poster

The 2015 Sharks Team Poster is here! Be sure to pick up your free copy and get it signed by the team during our Postgame Autograph Session!


Attack Dance Team Calendar

The 2015-16 Attack Dance Team Calendar is on sale! Calendars are available for purchase at the Attack's Pregame Signing in the main lobby, as well as at our Merch Stand, located in the Main Concourse behind Section 106. Be sure to purchase your calendar and get it signed by the Attack during our Postgame Autograph Session!


Customized Jerseys

Ever wanted a Sharks jersey with your name and your favorite number? Now it can be yours! Be sure to check out our customized jersey press in the Cage, located in the main lobby next to the Jacksonville Sports Hall of Fame.


Bucket Policy

Please note that for safety purposes, fans will not be able to bring large buckets or aerosol airhorns into the arena.


Doors Open

On Saturday, doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for season ticket holders and 6:00 p.m. for the general public. Great Clips Early Entry will be between these two times.


About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and four-time South Division Champions are presented by Sea Best Seafood and play all home games on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Shark Nation Memberships for the 2016 season are now available, starting as low as $99. To reserve your membership or for more information, please call (904) 621-0700 and speak to a Membership Activation Specialist. Follow the Sharks on facebook at facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance and Chum at facebook.com/chumsharks.




About the AFL


Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. The ESPN family of networks and CBS Sports Network will nationally broadcast AFL games each week for the entire 2015 season. The AFL schedule culminates with ArenaBowl XXVIII Saturday, August 29, 2015 on ESPN.