05/15/2014 7:45 AM -

JACKSONVILLE - The Sharks are back in the Tank this week! We're ready to rock Sea Best Field for a matchup against our biggest rival, as the Orlando Predators come to town on Saturday, May 17. Kickoff is at 7 p.m., and we need to you to help us pack Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena this week!

This is the second of three meetings between the Sharks and Predators this season, as the Predators won by a 49-47 count in the season opener down in Orlando. We enter this week’s action tied for second in the South Division, and this is a perfect opportunity for the Sharks to gain some ground on the Predators!

Whether you are a longtime Season Ticket Holder or about to head to your first Sharks game, please see below for a rundown of what to expect at the Shark Tank on Saturday!

Military Appreciation Night

We are proud to dedicate this week’s game to honoring the contributions and sacrifices made by those who serve and have served in our nation’s Armed Forces. We are offering BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE tickets to all military personnel (both active and retired) and their families with the presentation of a military ID.

This week’s game will feature several initiatives designed to generate donations to Veteran Tickets Foundation (VetTix), an organization that provides free event tickets to eligible military personnel. Help us help VetTix give something to those who gave! This year’s Military Appreciation Night initiatives include:

- Postgame Jersey Auction - Fans will have the opportunity to bid on the authentic game jerseys worn by the Sharks on Saturday. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to VetTix.

- “Shark Team Six” t-shirts available in exchange for a $5 minimum donation to VetTix

- Attack Dance Team Military Posters available in exchange for a $1 minimum donation to VetTix

Sea Best Concession Stand

If you didn’t get a chance to enjoy some delicious Sea Best Seafood at the new Sea Best Concession Stand during our last home game, be sure to stop by tonight! It’s located in the Food Court behind Section 102 - Stop by to choose from some of your favorite seafood eats!

The Sea Best Concession offers the following menu:

Grilled Mahi w/ Caribbean Slaw Sandwich
Fish and Chips
Crab Cake Sliders
Torpedo Coconut Shrimp

Customized Jerseys

Ever wanted a Sharks jersey with your name and your favorite number? Now it can be yours! Be sure to check out our brand-new customized jersey press in the Cage, located in the main lobby next to the Jacksonville Sports Hall of Fame.

Sharks Happy Hour

We're offering a Happy Hour special for Shark fans. From 5:30-6:30, 16 oz. cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) will be discounted to $5 each. Be sure to arrive early and grab a cold one!

Season Ticket Holder Item Pickup

Sharks Season Ticket Holders will be able to pick up their Parking Passes, Lanyards and Tailgate Chairs at Saturday’s game. Please remember that only Shark Pit and Arena Club seats are eligible to receive lanyards.

Parking Passes and Lanyards will be available for pickup on the main concourse at the FIN-formation table, located across from the Merch Stand near Section 106. This pickup area will be open from when doors open until just after halftime.

Tailgate Chairs will be available beginning at the start of the fourth quarter in the Cage, located in the main lobby next to the Jacksonville Sports Hall of Fame.

Attack Dance Team Calendar

The 2014-15 Attack Dance Team Calendar is on sale! They are available for purchase at the Attack's Pregame Signing in the main lobby, as well as at our Merch Stand, located in the Main Concourse behind Section 106. Be sure to pick up your copy and get it signed by the Attack during our Postgame Autograph Session!


We're ready to kick off the night at SharkFest! Check out our pre-game block party just outside the front entrance of Sea Best Field. Be sure to stop by and check out the military hardware and play some Call of Duty!

Many of our corporate partners will be on hand, so be sure to check out their displays and support the businesses that support the Sharks. 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.

Bucket Policy

Please note that for safety purposes, fans will not be able to bring buckets and other large noisemakers into the arena.

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.

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 $121. 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 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.