04/12/2013 9:46 AM -

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks are back in town! After opening the season with three straight road wins, the Sharks will put their undefeated record on the line tonight in a divisional matchup with the New Orleans VooDoo on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.. The Sharks hold a 3-1 lifetime advantage against New Orleans, though the two teams split a pair of meetings last year.

Kickoff is set for 8:00 on Friday. Whether you are a longtime Season Ticket Holder or are about to head to your first Sharks game, please see below for a rundown of what to expect at the Shark Tank tonight!

College Night

We're kicking off the season with a great offer for those of you who are working hard toward earning your degree. For tonight's game, all students, professors and employees at any college, university, trade school or other post-secondary institution may purchase Buy One, Get One Free tickets. To take advantage of this offer, just bring your college ID to the arena box office!


We're ready to kick off the night at SharkFest! Check out our pregame block party just outside the front entrance of the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, where you can ride the giant inflatable Shark Slide and enjoy Sea Best Seafood.

Also at SharkFest, you have the chance to help save lives by participating in The Blood Alliance's blood drive. The drive will run from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Many of our other corporate partners will be on hand, so be sure to stop by their displays as well. SharkFest is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

Split Tone

Once you make your way inside the arena, come check out a live performance by Jacksonville Beach's own Split Tone! The six-piece local act will play a live set beginning at 6:45 p.m. in "The Cave" behind section 100. Get to the game early and enjoy some great tunes before kickoff!

Gates Open

Tonight, gates will open at 6:30 p.m. for season ticket holders and 7:00 p.m. for the general public.

Season TIcket Holder Gift PIckup

Season Ticket Holders who qualified for Season Ticket Holder Gifts will be able to pick up those items at with this week's game. In order to receive your items, bring your Tailgate Chair and Helmet Keychain vouchers to the merchandise booth located in the main lobby on street level. The redemption booth will be open before, during and after the game, but please note that you MUST present your voucher in order to receive your items.

In addition, Season Ticket Holders who renewed during the Early Bird period (before October 31) but have not picked up their Beach Towel gift may do so on Friday. Beach Towel pickup will be available in the same location as pickup for the other Season Ticket Holder gifts.

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.