07/13/2012 9:28 AM - JACKSONVILLE – At the team’s regular season home finale on Saturday night, the ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks will spend the evening honoring their loyal fans on “Fan Appreciation Night.” As the Sharks host the in-state rival Orlando Predators, fans will enjoy discounts on merchandise as well as a variety of unique giveaways that will be distributed throughout the night.

On Saturday night, most items at the team’s in-arena Merch Stand will be on sale for 50% off the normal retail price. Fans are encouraged to stop by the stand, located in the main concourse near Section 106, to purchase official Sharks gear at the lowest price of the season.

In addition to the merchandise sale, “Sharks Happy Hour” will return for a third consecutive home game. From 5:30-6:30 inside the arena, fans will be able to obtain 12-ounce cans of Bud, Bud Light, Corona and Miller Lite at a rate of two cans for $7. Again, this promotion is only available once fans have entered the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Just before kickoff, each member of the Sharks’ 21-man active roster will personally autograph a football. All 21 footballs will be thrown into the stands shortly after player introductions.

Beyond these promotions, the Sharks will be giving away a number of special prizes, many of which were generously provided courtesy of the team’s official corporate partners. The prizes will be given away during on-field promotions, dropped from the Harrell & Harrell blimp and distributed at other times throughout the evening. The prizes available on Fan Appreciation Night include, but are not limited to:
  • $50 Walgreens gift certificate
  • Tailgate package courtesy of Anthony’s Gourmet Catering
  • Two one-night stays at the Holiday Inn Express at Jax Beach
  • Beachcomber Wagon
  • Three “Dinner for Two” vouchers to Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery
  • A 42” flat screen television courtesy of CORT Furniture
  • Gift certificates courtesy of Hemming Plaza Jewelers
  • Numerous coupons from Burrito Gallery, NAPA AutoCare Center, Sweet Tomatoes, RPM, Great Clips and more

In addition to these giveaways and promotions, Saturday’s game will also feature on-field performances by the “Inflatamaniacs,” a group of inflatable characters that will entertain fans of all ages.

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 2013 season are now available, two tickets as low as $185. 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