02/11/2013 4:10 PM -

CHICAGO – Legendary rock band KISS will perform during ArenaBowl XXVI weekend in Orlando, the Arena Football League has announced. The weekend of festivities will culminate in the league's championship game, which will be played at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17 at Amway Center.

"I've always said that a Sharks game is like a hybrid of a football game and and KISS concert," Sharks Managing Partner Jeff Bouchy said. "We play a lot of loud music, blow some things up, and of course play a football game.  And now, at ArenaBowl XXVI, we get to see both of them side by side."

From a release posted on KISS' official website:
KISS, known for their elaborate and explosive stage shows, iconic black and white face paint, and never-ending love of helping their KISS Army Fans to remember to “Rock and Roll All Night and Party Every Day,” are returning to Orlando for the first time since 2006. KISS, lead by the original founding partners of Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide over the last four decades and notched eight Top 10 albums, highlighted by hit songs such as “Rock And Roll All Nite” and “Calling Dr. Love”. The recently released Number 1 MONSTER Album from KISS has been hailed by critics as the band's greatest studio album in years. Go to for more.

ArenaBowl XXVI is set to be played at the Amway Center in Orlando on Saturday, August 17. The game will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 1 p.m. as part of the 3 day weekend celebration.

About the AFL

Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased their fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. CBS Sports Network will broadcast an AFL National Game of the Week on Saturday nights for the entire regular season and postseason through the semifinal round. The ArenaBowl XXVI Championship Game will air on the CBS Television Network on August 17, 2013.

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