07/19/2013 1:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS, LA - The 2013 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks (10-6) will play their final road game of the regular season on Saturday, July 20, taking on the New Orleans VooDoo (5-11). Kickoff from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is set for 6:00 p.m. ET.
The Sharks head into this week's game as the No. 2 seed in the American Conference, one game behind the Philadelphia Soul (11-5). Jacksonville does hold the head-to-head tiebreaker, so a Shark win combined with a Soul loss at San Jose would vault the Sharks back into the No. 1 position. Regardless of which team ends the season with the top seed, the Sharks are guaranteed to host a first-round playoff game at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3. The Sharks have three potential first-round playoff opponents - the VooDoo, Tampa Bay Storm and Orlando Predators.
Jacksonville was victorious in the first meeting between the two teams this season, beating New Orleans by a 76-30 count on Sea Best Field in the Sharks' home opener on April 12.
Please see below for details regarding the many methods that you may use to keep up with the game. Note that tonight's game will not be broadcast on television in the Jacksonville area.
Due to the early start to Saturday's game, the first hour of the Sharks' radio broadcast will air on AM 1600 and www.1600thebeach.com. AM 600 WBOB will join the live broadcast in progress at 7:00 p.m. The Sea Best® Countdown to Kickoff will begin at approximately 5:35. After 7:00, you may listen to the broadcast by either tuning your radio to AM 600, or visiting www.wbobradio.com and clicking the "Listen Live" button at the top of the screen.
"AFL Live" Webcast
Tonight's game will be broadcast on the "AFL Live" video player on the League website. To view the webcast, visit THIS LINK. If the game does not start playing immediately, look for "Jacksonville Sharks at New Orleans VooDoo" under Live Events.
If you cannot watch or listen to the game by any of the above methods, you may keep track of all the action via live stats on the AFL website. To access stats for tonight's game, visit the front page of arenafootball.com. At the top of the screen, just to the right of the league logo, you should see a menu that lists tonight's games. Once you've found the listing for "Jacksonville Sharks", click the "Gametracker" button to launch the live stats window.
Social Media Updates
Finally, keep up with the Sharks all throughout the game on our social media platforms. Be sure to visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @jaxsharks to stay up on what's happening in New Orleans!
The Sharks return home to host the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday, July 27. Kickoff on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena is set for 7:00 p.m. This will be the two teams' regular-season finale, and the squads could possibly meet again the very next week in the first round of the playoffs. Jacksonville won the first matchup against Tampa Bay, 64-55, back in Week 1.
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 2014 season are now available, two tickets as low as $185. 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.