07/31/2015 2:11 PM
ORLANDO - The Jacksonville Sharks (9-7) are back on the road this week, as the team faces the Orlando Predators (10-6) on Saturday, August 1. Kickoff from Amway Center is set for 7:00 ET.
This week's game is absolutely critical in the South Division race, as the winner of this matchup will hold the division lead and clinch the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Sharks control their own destiny for the division title, but must win this week's game and then either defeat New Orleans in Week 20 or have Orlando lose to the Tampa Bay Storm in the season finale. The Sharks and Predators are guaranteed to face each other in the playoff opener two weeks from now, and this game will play a large part in determining where that postseason game will be played.
Please see below for details regarding the methods that you may use to keep up with Saturday's game.
Saturday's game will stream live online through the WatchESPN platform. Fans wishing to watch Saturday's game online may do so by either visiting WatchESPN.com or accessing the game via the WatchESPN app for mobile devices. For a direct link to Saturday's stream, CLICK HERE. For more information about the AFL's partnership with ESPN, as well as how to access the service, please visit THIS LINK.
If you cannot watch the game on ESPN3 or the WatchESPN app, you may keep track of all the action via live stats on the AFL website. To access stats for Saturday's game, visit the front page of arenafootball.com. At the top of the screen, just to the right of the league logo, you should see a menu that lists Saturday's games. Once you've found the listing for "Jacksonville Sharks", click the "Gametracker" button to launch the live stats window.
Social Media Updates
Finally, keep up with the Sharks all throughout the game on our social media platforms. Be sure to visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @jaxsharks to stay up on what's happening in Orlando! In addition, follow @jaxsharks on the Periscope app for live postgame interviews!
After Saturday's game, the Sharks will return to Sea Best Field to host the New Orleans VooDoo on Saturday, August 8. Fan Appreciation Night and 80s Night kicks off at 7:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Sharks Ticket Office at 904-621-0700.
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.