JACKSONVILLE - The Sharks are back in the Tank this week! We're ready to rock Sea Best Field for a matchup against the Portland Thunder, which kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. We hope to see you at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena as we continue our quest for a fifth straight South Division title!
This is the first-ever meeting between the Sharks and Thunder. Along with the Los Angeles KISS, Portland is one of two franchises to join the Arena Football League for the 2014 season.
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!
Mullets and jorts are in style for the return of Redneck Night! Enjoy country music throughout the game, clips from a few classic comedies, a monster truck and mechanical bull at SharkFest, and some unique on-field promotions!
Rion Paige Performance
Jacksonville native and “The X-Factor” semifinalist Rion Paige will perform at Saturday’s game! She will sing the National Anthem and return for a brief set at halftime.
Rion was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a rare disorder that causes a curving of the joints. Despite this adversity, she lets nothing get in the way of her dreams and refuses to allow daily challenges define who she is.
We are excited to share her wonderful talent and inspirational story with you at this week’s game!
Sea Best Concession Stand
If you didn’t get a chance to enjoy some delicious Sea Best Seafood at the new Sea Best Concession Stand last week, be sure to stop by tonight! It’s located in the Food Court behind Section 102 - Stop by to choose from some of your favorite seafood eats!
The Sea Best Concession offers the following menu:
Grilled Mahi w/ Caribbean Slaw Sandwich
Fish and Chips
Crab Cake Sliders
Torpedo Coconut Shrimp
Season Ticket Holder Item Pickup
Sharks Season Ticket Holders will be able to pick up their Parking Passes and Lanyards at Saturday’s game. Please remember that only Shark Pit and Arena Club seats are eligible to receive lanyards. Tailgate Chairs will not be available this week. We expect additional chairs to arrive soon, please stay tuned for more details.
Parking Passes and Lanyards will be available for pickup on the main concourse at the FIN-formation table, located across from the Merch Stand near Section 106. This pickup area will be open from when doors open until just after halftime.
Attack Dance Team Calendar
The 2014-15 Attack Dance Team Calendar is on sale! They 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!
Sharks Happy Hour
We're offering a Happy Hour special for Shark fans. From 5:30-6:30, 16 oz. cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) will be discounted to $5 each. Be sure to arrive early and grab a cold one!
We're ready to kick off the night at SharkFest! Check out our pre-game block party just outside the front entrance of Sea Best Field. Be sure to stop by and ride the mechanical bull!
Many of our corporate partners will be on hand, so be sure to check out their displays and support the businesses that support the Sharks. 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.
Please note that for safety purposes, fans will not be able to bring buckets and other large noisemakers 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.
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 $153. 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 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 season. The AFL schedule then culminates with the ArenaBowl Championship game live on ESPN.