04/04/2014 3:14 PM
PHOENIX - The Jacksonville Sharks (1-1) head out west this week for a showdown with the Arizona Rattlers (2-0) on Saturday, April 5. Kickoff from US Airways Center is set for 9:00 p.m.
The Sharks have not met the Rattlers since Week 7 of the 2013 season, a game that Arizona won, 58-48, on Sea Best Field in Jacksonville. The Sharks have never beaten Arizona in the regular season, holding an 0-3 record in the all-time regular season series. This is Jacksonville's first trip to Phoenix since August 12, 2011, when the Sharks took down the Rattlers, 73-70, to capture the ArenaBowl XXIV title.
This is the first of two matchups between the Sharks and Rattlers in 2014, as Arizona will make its way to the Shark Tank on May 3.
Please see below for details regarding the many methods that you may use to keep up with the game. Note that tonight's game will not be broadcast on television in the Jacksonville area.
The Sharks' radio broadcast of Saturday's game will 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 streaming the broadcast on our website by clicking THIS LINK.
Please note that due to the late local kickoff time, a special edition of the Florida Transfer & Storage Postgame Show will air before Saturday's game, beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET. Fans wishing to call in to the show to share their thoughts about the upcoming matchup may do so by dialing 904-854-1320.
Saturday's game will air live on ESPN3. Fans wishing to watch Sunday's game online may do so by either visiting ESPN3.com or accessing the game via the WatchESPN app for mobile devices. For a direct link to today's webcast, CLICK HERE. For more information about the AFL's partnership with ESPN3, as well as how to access the service, please visit THIS LINK.
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 arenafootball.com. 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 in Arizona!
The Sharks return to Jacksonville to host the Tampa Bay Storm on Friday, April 11. Kickoff on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena is set for 8:00 p.m. Tickets to this game and all Sharks home games may be purchased by contacting the Sharks Ticket Office at (904) 621-0700 during normal business hours.
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 for as low as $185. To purchase 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 a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. The ESPN family of networks and CBS Sports Network will nationally broadcast AFL games each week for the entire season. The AFL schedule then culminates with the ArenaBowl Championship game live on ESPN.