06/04/2012 3:44 PM - JACKSONVILLE – The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday their support for SMG, the current management company of the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, in their bid to retain the rights to oversee all operations of the arena.

“Larry Wilson, the General Manager of all the Jacksonville facilities and Robin Timothy, the Assistant General Manager of the arena have always been supportive of the Sharks and the Arena Football League,” Sharks Managing Partner Jeff Bouchy said Monday. “Under their leadership, the Sharks have been able to thrive in this community and SMG has become a true partner with us in every sense of the word.

“SMG is a big reason that arena football is here,” Bouchy added. “They understand that our growth is tied to their growth, and they really attempt to accommodate us in every way to ensure that the Sharks are here for years to come. It is always imperative that our franchise and arena management have a great working relationship, which we have with SMG. We stand behind them in their bid 100%.”

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and back-to-back South Division Champions are presented by Sea Best Seafood and play all home games on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Season Tickets for the 2012 season are now available, two tickets as low as $63. To reserve your season tickets or for more information, please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at and on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at