JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks will return to the Shark Tank on Saturday, May 6 for Military Appreciation Night as they host the Corpus Christi Rage at the Veteran’s Memorial Arena for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.
Following their win over the Columbus Lions last week, the Sharks suit up for the home crowd for Military Appreciation Night against the 0-5 Corpus Christi Rage. The Sharks look to keep their winning streak as this will be the first time the Sharks and the Rage will compete in the Shark Tank.
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 Saturday night!
Military Appreciation Night
The Sharks recognize those who serve and have served in our nation’s Armed Forces and are proud to hold the team’s annual Military Appreciation Night, presented by Darley’s Plumbing. Buy One, Get One Free tickets offers are available for all Military (active, retired and their families) with the presentation of a valid military ID at the arena box office.
Jersey Auction (after the game)
Following the game, the Sharks will hold a their game-worn jersey auction on the field during the postgame autograph session. This year, the Sharks are paying tribute to the crews of the B-17 Bombers of WWII with a B-17 Bomber Jersey. In lieu of players names on the jerseys, players will don the names of B-17 Bombers names (ie. Memphis Belle, Aluminum Overcast, etc.). Fans will have the opportunity to bid on the Sharks’ game-worn military jerseys immediately after the game. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to VetTix.
Veteran Tickets Foundation
Veteran Tickets Foundation teams up with major sports teams, leagues, promoters, organizations, venues and ticket holders to provide free and discounted tickets to the more than 21 million Military and Veterans. Currently Serving Military and Honorably Discharged Veterans from all branches of service as well as family of those Killed In Action are eligible. VetTixer's accounts are active once we verify service status. Tickets are either directly distributed to military bases or Vet Tix-ers claim tickets through our website.
Military T-Shirt (B-17 Bomber Special Edition)
At 5:30pm, the Boy Scouts of Troop 122 will be selling Sharks Special Edition tees for a minimum $5 donation with the proceeds going to VetTix. There are only 1,000 tees available in all sizes (S-3X), so get there early to guarantee your size.
Attack Dance Team Military Posters
Also at 5:30pm, the Attack Dance Team will debut their military posters that were shot at Camp Blanding last month. Make sure you stop by and pick up the hottest poster in town for a minimum $1 donation with the proceeds going to VetTix.
The Main Street Bridge is under construction due to some new improvements and will be closed from May 5-7. All traffic will be detoured to the Acosta Bridge. Please allow your group to more time to get to the game and use an alternate route (Matthews, Hart or Acosta Street Bridges).
Family Four Packs
Enjoy Four Tickets, Four hotdogs, Four bags of chips and Four sodas all for $80.
You may pick up your season parking passes at the Customer Service table behind Section 106 throughout the game.
Season Ticket Holder Gifts
Those who are owed season tickets gifts, the beach towels are expected to be available at our May 20 game and insulated tote bags will be available at our June 3 game.
Suite/Duval Street Entrance
This entrance will be open for all Sharks season tickets holders this season starting at 5:30pm. After that, anyone can enter through this entrance.
The Sharks allow cowbells (8” in height 6” in width max). Don’t like the noise? There is also be noise maker free sections. To request information on these new sections, call the Sharks Ticket Office 904-621-0700 or contact email@example.com. We will continue with the policy of fans NOT being able to bring large buckets or aerosol air horns into the arena.
“Bring a Friend” and “Early Bird” Ticket Voucher
Bring a friend to game this week and introduce them the Sharks football! Another benefit of being a Sharks Nation Member that is available in your season tickets.
Shark Nation Membership Experiences
Don’t miss out on your Shark Nation Membership Experience! Depending on your Shark Nation Membership level, you may have chosen Chalk Talk with Coach Stoute, the Player Intro Experience, the On-Field Experience or the Sharks Locker Room Tour. Whatever the Experience you have chosen, be on the lookout for your instructions via email on how to attend your experience. Didn’t get the email to sign-up for your experiences? Email Kayla@jaxsharks.com.
SharkFest, our pre-game block party held outside the arena, is back and better than ever this season! SharkFest begins at 5:00 p.m. In addition to our rock wall, a bounce house will be present for all children to enjoy.
At halftime of the game, the United States Armed Forces will take the field as a large group of our nation’s newest service personnel from all branches take their Oath of Enlistment. There will also be a special halftime performance by the Attack Dance Team.
Additionally, the Sharks will be honoring former and active duty military personnel all game long and will have several Hometown Hero presentations throughout the game.
Attack Dance Team Calendar
The 2017-2018 Attack Dance Team Calendar has been released! Calendars will be on sale for $10 at the merchandise stand and on the field following the game. The 2017-2018 dancers that appear in this year’s calendar will be announced during the game to debut their 2017-18 calendar photo.
How’s your aim? Our halftime Fling-A-Football promotion gives you a chance to win a prize package that includes $200 of Sharks Bucks 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.
Arena Club/Reef and Cove Suites Buffet Menu
Sharknado $16 - Served in Mason Jar with Swimming Shark Gummies.
Reef & Cove Menu:
Burgers with lettuce, tomato, and onion with cheddar and pepperjack cheeses
Baked Beans and Coleslaw
Kettle Chips with French Onion Dip
Beer, Wine, Bottled Water & Assorted Sodas
Arena Club Buffet:
Chef Carved Flank Steak topped with Marinated Artichokes and Tomatoes, Garlic Fettuccini, Garlic Bread Sticks, Sautéed Green Beans, Tossed Caesar Salad
On Saturday, the doors open at 5:30 p.m. for season ticket holders and 6:00 p.m. for the general public. The game kicks off at 7:00 p.m.
About the Jacksonville Sharks
The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the National Arena League (NAL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and four-time South Division Champions play all home games at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Sharks Nation Memberships for the 2017 season are now available. Shark Nation Memberships start as low as $99. To become a Shark Nation member or for more information please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on Facebook at facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance and Chum at facebook.com/chumsharks.