05/15/2015 5:14 PM
The Sharks are back in town! We’re ready to host the Philadelphia Soul on Saturday, May 16. Kickoff on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena is set for 7:00 p.m.
The Sharks head into this week looking to build on a big win in Cleveland last Saturday night. This is the second of three meetings between the Sharks and Soul this season. The Sharks will be out for revenge tonight, as Philadelphia came away with the win in the first matchup back in April.
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
This week’s game is our annual Military Appreciation Night, as we honor the sacrifices made by those who serve and have served in our nation’s Armed Forces. For this week’s game, we are offering a Buy One, Get One Free ticket special to all military personnel - active or retired - and their families! To take advantage of this offer, simply bring a valid military ID to the arena box office.
In addition to the ticket special, Saturday’s game will feature several initiatives designed to support our local military personnel via our partnership with Veteran Tickets Foundation (VetTix):
Sharks-Themed Military T-Shirts will be available outside the arena at SharkFest in exchange for a small donation to VetTix. These typically go quickly, so be sure to arrive early and get yours before they’re gone!
Attack Dance Team Military Posters will also be available in exchange for a small donation to VetTix. You can obtain the poster at either the Attack’s Pregame Signing (in the main lobby) or at the Postgame Autograph Session on the field.
Finally, we will hold a Postgame Jersey Auction, during which fans will have the opportunity to bid on the game-worn unique military jerseys that the Sharks are playing in on Saturday. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to VetTix. The auction will take place on the field during the Postgame Autograph Session.
This season, we have re-energized SharkFest, our pre-game block party held outside the arena. SharkFest begins at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday - what better way to kick off the evening?
At Saturday’s SharkFest, be sure to check out the DNAP Game Party Truck, Northeast Florida’s premier rolling video game party, and get your face painted in Sharks colors! SharkFest will also feature inflatable interactives, Autobahn Indoor Speedway’s high-speed Go Karts, free samples from Krispy Kreme and Jaguar Power Sports’ brand-new vehicles!
Many of our corporate partners will be set up at SharkFest as well, so be sure to stop by their displays!
Sea Best Concession Stand
If you haven’t had a chance to enjoy some delicious Sea Best Seafood at the Sea Best Concession Stand, be sure to stop by this time! It’s located in the Food Court behind Section 102 - Stop by to choose from some of your favorite seafood eats!
For this week’s game, the Sea Best stand is offering a special Mahi Mahi Salad for $9!
The Sea Best Concession Stand also offers the following menu:
Grilled Mahi w/ Caribbean Slaw Sandwich
Fish and Chips
Crab Cake Sliders
Torpedo Coconut Shrimp
Happy Hour and Concession Specials
Saturday’s game will feature the following concession specials:
$3.00 16oz. Pregame Budweiser Special (at portable vendor locations outside the arena, while supplies last)
$3.00 16oz Busch Light (at the food court near Section 101)
$9.00 Veterans Burger: In honor of our veterans, Executive Chef Kevin Adams is putting a spicy twist on this slider by using fresh local datil peppers from Jacksonville’s Veterans Farm. Between the buns are smothered onions and datil pepper sauce on top of all Certified Angus Beef® patties.
Great Clips Early Entry
Want to get into Sea Best Field before the doors open to the general public at 6:00? Take advantage of our Great Clips Early Entry - all you have to do is download the official Great Clips mobile app. Just open the app and show it at the door to beat the line!
How’s your aim? Presented by our friends at Jaguar Power Sports, our halftime Fling-A-Football promotion gives you a chance to win a prize package that includes a $400 Visa gift card and a Sharks customized jersey! At just $1 per throw (and 6 for $5), you might as well give it a shot! Be sure to have your mini-footballs ready when halftime rolls around!
Fling-A-Footballs are available for purchase at the Jaguar Power Sports display at SharkFest, as well as inside the arena on the main concourse until the middle of the second quarter.
Attack Dance Team Calendar
The 2015-16 Attack Dance Team Calendar is on sale! Calendars 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!
Ever wanted a Sharks jersey with your name and your favorite number? Now it can be yours! Be sure to check out our customized jersey press in the Cage, located in the main lobby next to the Jacksonville Sports Hall of Fame.
Please note that for safety purposes, fans will not be able to bring large buckets or aerosol airhorns into the arena.
On Saturday, doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for season ticket holders and 6:00 p.m. for the general public. Great Clips Early Entry will be between these two times.
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 atfacebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance and Chum atfacebook.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 2015 season. The AFL schedule culminates with ArenaBowl XXVIII Saturday, August 29, 2015 on ESPN.