03/23/2013 7:14 AM -

TAMPA, FL - The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks open the 2013 season on the road Saturday, taking on the Tampa Bay Storm in a game that kicks off at 7:30 p.m. from the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Please see below for descriptions of the many ways that you can keep up with the game.

Television Broadcast

Saturday's game will air live on WJXT Channel 4 throughout the Jacksonville area, with Cole Pepper on play-by-play and Jerry Odom serving as the analyst. This is the opening broadcast of the Sharks' multi-year partnership with WJXT, and this will also be the first locally-produced road television broadcast in franchise history. Be sure to tune in to WJXT at 7:00 for a preseason kickoff special that leads into the game broadcast.

Radio Broadcast

If you are unable to watch the game on TV, tonight's contest will also air live on AM 600 WBOB, with Steve Berrey on play-by-play. You may listen to the broadcast by either tuning your radio to AM 600, or visiting and clicking the "Listen Live" button at the top of the screen. Beginning tonight, fans may also participate in a 30-minute postgame call-in show on WBOB. Those who wish to comment on the game are asked to call in to 904-854-1320 shortly after the conclusion of the game.

"AFL Live" Webcast

Tonight's game will be broadcast on the "AFL Live" video player on the League website. To view the webcast, visit THIS LINK. If the game does not start playing immediately, look for "Jacksonville Sharks at Tampa Bay Storm" under Live Events. The standard definition webcast (labeled LoDef) is available free of charge, while the high definition broadcast carries a small fee. For more information about how to sign up for HD webcasts, please click HERE.

Live Stats

If you cannot watch or listen to the game by any of the above methods, you may keep track of all the action via live stats on the AFL website. To access stats for tonight's game, visit the front page of At the top of the screen, just to the right of the league logo, you should see a menu that lists tonight'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 @jaxsharks to stay up on what's happening here in Tampa!

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

About the AFL

Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased its 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.