06/21/2013 1:00 PM
JACKSONVILLE - The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks return to their home turf on Saturday, June 22, hosting the Cleveland Gladiators on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. This week's game is presented by our partners at Sea Best® - America's Seafood Experts™, and kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.
The Sharks enter this week's game looking to snap a two-game losing streak. But despite the recent skid, the Sharks still hold the top spot in both the South Division and American Conference. With five games remaining in the regular season, the 8-5 Sharks sit one game ahead of the Tampa Bay Storm (7-6) in the division, while the East Division's Philadelphia Soul (7-5) are in the hunt for the No. 1 seed in the conference.
These two teams have already met this season, as the Sharks pulled away for a 66-49 win in Cleveland back in Week 3. The Sharks have enjoyed tremendous success against Cleveland in the past, holding perfect 5-0 record in the all-time series.
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 on Saturday!
Halloween in June
Tonight we're getting spooky in the return of Haloween in June - come in costume and celebrate the holiday a few months early! Our friends at The Dungeons Haunted Attractions will be in the house with plenty of scary surprises. Enjoy a free, unique haunted house experience located in the main concourse, and be on the lookout for some of your favorite scary creatures!
2014 Season Tickets
Season Tickets for the 2014 season are now on sale! Those who wish to renew their seats or purchase new season tickets may visit the FIN-formation table located across from the merchandise stand behind section 106. Informational flyers and renewal forms will be available at that location. For more information about the benefits of becoming a Sharks Season Ticket Holder, please CLICK HERE.
We're ready to kick off the night at SharkFest! Check out our pregame block party just outside the front entrance of Sea Best Field. Be sure to ride the giant inflatable Shark Slide (weather-permitting) and check out the Street Party Game Truck.
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 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Many of our other corporate partners will be on hand, so be sure to stop by their displays as well. It's all set to begin at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, but please note that inclement weather may impact the exact nature of SharkFest.
SAVOR... Jacksonville recently debuted some new menu options at the arena concession stands! If you haven't had a chance, be sure to try them out at this game. Please see below for details regarding the location of these new items:
Section 110: Wing Bar - Serving draft beer with Cajun Ranch, Buffalo and Honey BBQ wings
Section 108: Specialty Hot Dogs - Serving a new Nacho Grande to go along three hot dog choices (Chili Cheese Dog, Chicago Dog and Slaw Dog)
Section 102-104 (food court): "Bottoms Up" beer stand
On Saturday, doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for season ticket holders and 6:00 p.m. for the general public.
Season TIcket Holder Gift PIckup
2013 Season Ticket Holders who qualified for Season Ticket Holder Gifts will be able to pick up those items at 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. Please note that you MUST present your voucher in order to receive your items.
In addition, 2013 Season Ticket Holders who renewed during the Early Bird period (before October 31) but have not yet picked up their Beach Towel gift may do so on Saturday. 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 2014 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 facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance and Chum at facebook.com/chumsharks.
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.