08/02/2013 9:52 AM -

JACKSONVILLE - On Saturday, August 3, the No. 1 seed Jacksonville Sharks will open their 2013 playoff run against the No. 4 seed Tampa Bay Storm. Tonight's game is presented by our great partners at Sea Best® - America's Seafood Experts™. Kickoff on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena is set for 7:00 p.m.

The Sharks and Storm met just last week, as the Sharks emerged with a 52-44 victory that helped the team clinch the top seed in the American Conference. The Sharks have a 3-1 all-time record in home playoff games, though these two teams have never previously met in the postseason.

The winner of Saturday's game will square off against either the Philadelphia Soul or Orlando Predators in the American Conference Championship Game. Should the Sharks defeat the Storm, the conference championship game would take place here in Jacksonville on Saturday, August 10.

Playoff Red-Out

Let's "Red-Out" the Shark Tank this weekend! Wear a red t-shirt and help make life miserable for the Storm offense - the Sharks are counting on you to be LOUD!

We're also offering Buy One, Get One Free tickets in all RED sections in the arena. This includes the upper portions of Lower Bowl Sections 107-110 and 118-121, along with the entirety of Upper Bowl Sections 300-301, 306-307, 317-318 and 323-324.

To take advantage of our BOGO ticket offer, simply call the Sharks Ticket Office at 904-621-0700, or head downtown and visit the arena box office.

Fan Survey

Shark fans, we want your feedback! Our annual fan survey is an outstanding way for you to help us enhance your overall experience as a Shark fan. Surveys will be located at the Customer Service table and the Merch Stand behind Section 106, and each fan who completes a survey will receive a $5 discount on your merchandise purchase! Note that there is a minimum purchase of $10 to be eligible for this discount.

"4 Peat" T-Shirts

Celebrate the Sharks' South Division title with a "4 Peat" t-shirt! These will be available at the Merch Stand located behind section 106. Supplies are limited, so be sure to get yours!

Attack Dance Team Calendars

The 2013-14 Attack Dance Team Calendars are here! This year's calendar will be on sale at the Merch Stand located behind Section 106. Be sure to get yours before the game so that you can have it signed by the Attack at our Postgame Autograph Session!

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)!

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.

Doors Open

On Saturday, doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for season ticket holders and 6:00 p.m. for the general public.

ArenaBowl XXVI Ticket Pickup

Those who have purchased 2014 Season Tickets and qualified for FREE ArenaBowl XXVI tickets may pick up their ArenaBowl tickets at this week's game. Pickup will be located behind the elevator in the main concourse behind Section 106.

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and four-time 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 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.