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FEBRUARY 4, 2016


Sharks to make Three Appearances on ESPN in 2016
ESPN2 will broadcast Sharks Season Opener


JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursday the 2016 schedule of their ESPN2 nationally broadcasted games. Eight of the league's regular season games will be aired by ESPN2, three of which the Sharks will appear in.


The Sharks’ first ESPN2 appearance on the schedule will be the regular season opener on Saturday, April 2nd at Los Angeles. ESPN2 will broadcast the Sharks from Sea Best Field on Saturday, June 25th, against the Cleveland Gladiators and again for the last game of the regular season against Tampa Bay Storm on Sunday, July 31st.


In addition, ESPN2 will also broadcast two postseason games and ESPN will broadcast the much anticipated ArenaBowl XXIX on Friday, August 26th. All games on ESPN Television Networks will be available on to be viewed on any smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app.


2016 Jacksonville Sharks National Broadcast Schedule:
Games in Red will be on ESPN2
Games in Blue will be on CBS Sports Network


Week 1: Sharks at Los Angeles (Saturday, April 2nd 9:00 p.m.)

Week 2: Sharks at Philadelphia (Monday April 11th 7:00 p.m.)

Week 3: Sharks vs. Orlando (Monday, April 18th 7:00 p.m.)

Week 4: Sharks vs. Arizona (Saturday, April 23rd 7:00 p.m.)

Week 5: Sharks at Tampa Bay (Sunday, May 1st 2:00 p.m.)

Week 6: Sharks at Cleveland (Friday, May 6th 7:00 p.m.)

Week 7: Bye Week

Week 8: Sharks vs. Portland (Saturday, May 21st 7:00 p.m.)

Week 9: Sharks at Orlando (Friday, May 27th 7:30 p.m.)

Week 10: Sharks vs. Philadelphia (Saturday, June 4th 7:00 p.m.)

Week 11: Sharks at Tampa Bay (Saturday, June 11th 5:00 p.m.)

Week 12: Sharks vs. Orlando (Saturday,June 18th 7:00 p.m.)

Week 13: Sharks vs. Cleveland (Saturday, June 25th 7:00 p.m.)

Week 14:Bye Week

Week 15: Sharks at Arizona (Saturday, July 9th 9:30 p.m.)

Week 16: Sharks at Portland (Saturday, July 16th 10:00 p.m.)

Week 17: Sharks vs. Los Angeles (Saturday, July 23rd 7:00 p.m.)

Week 18: Sharks vs. Tampa Bay (Sunday, July 31st 5:00 p.m.

*All games are listed in Eastern Standard Time


About the Jacksonville Sharks


The Jacksonville Sharks are a member 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 and on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at and Chum at