01/11/2013 4:15 PM -

JACKSONVILLE – The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday the team will offer a fan bus to Tampa on Saturday, March 23, providing two-way transportation for fans wishing to see the Sharks open the 2013 season against the division rival Tampa Bay Storm at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

A seat on the bus will cost $65 for 2013 season ticket holders and $75 for non-season ticket holders. This includes transportation to and from the game as well as a lower bowl ticket to the game. The Sharks will provide both snacks and soft drinks en route, and fans may bring their own soft-sided small cooler with beverages of their choice. Glass containers are prohibited.

The bus is set to depart at 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game and will be leaving from the South end of the Avenues parking lot next to Buca Di Beppo, located at 10334 Southside Blvd. in Jacksonville. The bus will begin its return trip to Jacksonville shortly after the end of the game.

To purchase a seat on the bus, please contact Sharks Group and Suite Sales Manager Travis Gortman at (904) 900-2060 ext. 7125, or by email at [email protected] Travis will also be able to answer any further questions at that time.

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and back-to-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 and Chum at