05/13/2015 6:52 AM -

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks will hold the team’s annual Military Appreciation Night this Saturday, May 16, as the Sharks host the Philadelphia Soul. Saturday’s game kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. This year, Military Appreciation Night features several initiatives designed to support local military personnel via the Sharks’ partnership with Veteran Tickets Foundation.

“Jacksonville is a community with strong military ties, from active personnel and their families to those who bravely served our country in the past,” Sharks Operating Manager Jeff Bouchy said. “We are proud to support our local military personnel with a ticket special, as well as several unique items that will be available to our fans on Saturday.”

For Saturday’s game, all military personnel – both active and retired – and their families are eligible to receive Buy One, Get One Free tickets. To take advantage of this offer, military members may call the Sharks ticket office at 904-621-0700, visit, or present a valid military ID at the arena box office.

On Saturday, Military Night T-Shirts and Attack Dance Team Military Posters will be available in exchange for a nominal donation to Veteran Tickets Foundation (VetTix), an organization that supports our local military by providing free event tickets to active military personnel, veterans and their families. Sharks-themed Military T-Shirts will be available outside the arena at SharkFest prior to the game, while fans may obtain the Military Poster at the Attack’s Pregame Signing, as well as at the Postgame Autograph Session.

Finally, Military Appreciation Night will culminate with a Postgame Jersey Auction, during which all Shark fans will be able to bid on the team’s game-worn unique military jerseys. Proceeds from the postgame auction will be donated to VetTix. The Jersey Auction will be held on the field following the conclusion of the game, during the Postgame Autograph Session.

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 2015 season are now available, two tickets as low as $99. 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 2015 season. The AFL schedule culminates with ArenaBowl XXVIII Saturday, August 29, 2015 on ESPN.