05/31/2013 7:00 PM
JACKSONVILLE - The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks return to their home turf on Saturday, June 1, hosting the Pittsburgh Power on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. This week's game is presented by our partners at The Blood Alliance, and kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.
Fresh off a 44-41 victory over the Orlando Predators, the Sharks take the best record in the American Conference into tonight's matchup. These two teams met up in Pittsburgh in Week 2, as the Shark defense racked up a franchise-record seven sacks en route to a 61-35 win. In fact, the Sharks have won all three previous meetings against Pittsburgh by at least 20 points. Tonight, however, the Sharks will get their first look at Power quarterback Steven Sheffield, who has led Pittsburgh to two wins in their last three games.
Whether you are a longtime Season Ticket Holder or are about to head to your first Sharks game, please see below for a rundown of what to expect at the Shark Tank tonight!
It's time to grab your flip flops and beach towels for our annual trip to Shark-A-Ritaville! Enjoy a selection of music with a distinct tropical flair, and be sure to check out our selection of Cayman Jack margaritas available at select concession stands in the arena.
We're ready to kick off the night at SharkFest! Check out our pregame block party just outside the front entrance of Sea Best Field. Be sure to ride the giant inflatable Shark Slide (weather-permitting).
Also at SharkFest, you have the chance to help save lives by participating in The Blood Alliance's blood drive. The drive will run from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Donate now so you will be eligible to contribute again before the end of the season!
Many of our other corporate partners will be on hand, so be sure to stop by their displays as well. 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.
SAVOR... Jacksonville recently debuted some new menu options at the arena concession stands! If you haven't had a chance, be sure to try them out at this game. Please see below for details regarding the location of these new items:
Section 110: Wing Bar - Serving draft beer with Cajun Ranch, Buffalo and Honey BBQ wings
Section 108: Specialty Hot Dogs - Serving a new Nacho Grande to go along three hot dog choices (Chili Cheese Dog, Chicago Dog and Slaw Dog)
Section 102-104 (food court): "Bottoms Up" beer stand
Tonight, doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for season ticket holders and 6:00 p.m. for the general public.
Season TIcket Holder Gift PIckup
Season Ticket Holders who qualified for Season Ticket Holder Gifts will be able to pick up those items at this week's game. In order to receive your items, bring your Tailgate Chair and Helmet Keychain vouchers to the merchandise booth located in the main lobby on street level. Please note that you MUST present your voucher in order to receive your items.
In addition, Season Ticket Holders who renewed during the Early Bird period (before October 31) but have not yet picked up their Beach Towel gift may do so on Saturday. Beach Towel pickup will be available in the same location as pickup for the other Season Ticket Holder gifts.
About the Jacksonville Sharks
The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and back-to-back-to-back 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 2013 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 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 its fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. CBS Sports Network will broadcast an AFL National Game of the Week on Saturday nights for the entire regular season and postseason through the semifinal round. The ArenaBowl XXVI Championship Game will air on the CBS Television Network on August 17, 2013.