07/17/2015 1:52 PM
The Sharks are back in town! We’re ready to host the Philadelphia Soul on Saturday, July 18. Kickoff on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena is set for 7:00 p.m.
This is a crucial game in the South Division race, as the Sharks sit a game and a half behind the first place Orlando Predators. Jacksonville and Philadelphia have already met twice this season, as each team won the matchup played on its home turf.
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!
Christmas in July
This week, we will deck the halls for this year's edition of Christmas in July! With lights on the goalposts and wreaths all around the building, we're getting in the holiday spirit in the heat of summer! Wear your ugly sweater and join us for a merry time in the Shark Tank!
Santa Claus will be in the building! Head up to the Main Concourse across the Merch Stand to let him know what you want for Christmas - but you better hope you're on the nice list! While you're there, be sure to stop by and decorate your own ornament!
We're hoping for a Christmas miracle to make it snow in the Shark Tank, and we'll also have a ton of great prizes to give away for fans! Prizes include:
Clay Eye Physicians & Surgeons - $500 optical gift cards
Exit Real Estate - Gift Baskets
Krispy Kreme - Doughnuts For a Year
Holiday Inn Jax Beach - Two Night Stay
Autobahn Indoor Speedway - Family 4 Pack
Omni Hotel - One Night Stay
International Blades & Shears - Shave & A Haircut
Carrabba's Italian Grill - Dinner for Two
Cantina Laredo - Dinner for Two
Maggiano's - $50 Gift Card
Seven Bridges - Dinner For Two
SharkFest is our pre-game block party held outside the arena. It’ll begin at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday - what better way to kick off Christmas in July?
At Saturday’s SharkFest, be sure to check out bounce houses and interactive inflatables for kids, get your hair painted courtesy of Great Clips, try samples from Krispy Kreme, and get your face painted in Sharks colors!
Many of our other 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!
This week, the Sea Best stand is offering their Blackened Mahi Mahi Salad for $8 (regular price $11)!
The Sea Best Concession Stand also offers the following menu:
Blackened Mahi Mahi Salad
Fish and Chips
Crab Cake Sliders
Torpedo Coconut Shrimp
Saturday’s game will feature the following concession specials:
$6.00 Specialty Pretzels
$3.00 Busch Light (while supplies last)
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!
To purchase Fling-A-Footballs, look for the Suite Jacksonville girls at SharkFest before the game and on the main concourse until the middle of the second quarter.
The 2015 Sharks Team Poster is here! Be sure to pick up your free copy and get it signed by the team during our Postgame Autograph Session!
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 purchase your calendar 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. Shark Nation Memberships for the 2016 season are now available, starting as low as $99. To reserve your membership or for more information, please call (904) 621-0700 and speak to a Membership Activation Specialist. 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 2015 season. The AFL schedule culminates with ArenaBowl XXVIII Saturday, August 29, 2015 on ESPN.