05/20/2016 9:52 AM -

JACKSONVILLE - The Sharks return to Jacksonville Saturday, May 21, as we host the Portland Steel for Military Appreciation Night. Kickoff at Sea Best Field in the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena is set for 7:00 p.m.

The Sharks hope to bounce back after their loss against the Cleveland Gladiators. Jacksonville is 2-4 on the season and this game will be crucial to get the season back on track.

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!

Military Appreciation Night

We honor those who serve and have served in our nation’s Armed Forces, the Sharks are proud to hold the team’s annual Military Appreciation Night. 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.

The Sharks will once again use the platform of Military Appreciation Night to generate donations for Veteran Tickets Foundation (VetTix). Military T-Shirts and Attack Dance Team Military Posters will be available in exchange for a small donation to VetTix.

Following the game, the Sharks will hold a their game-worn jersey auction on the field during the postgame autograph session. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on the Sharks’ game-worn military jerseys. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to VetTix.

Vet Tix is a national organization that provides tickets to military personnel who are currently serving, Honorably Discharged Veterans, severely wounded Veterans and those who are the primary next of kin of someone who was Killed in Action. Those wishing to find more information about how to set up an account to receive tickets through Vet Tix may visit


Suite/Duval Street Entrance

This entrance will be open for ALL Sharks season tickets holders for the remainder of the season.

Presenting Sponsor

The presenting sponsor for tonight’s game is Darley’s Plumbing.  The Darley’s family supports our military by sponsoring this game, so please support Darley’s Plumbing by calling 904-727-1484 or go to for any of your residential or commercial plumbing needs!

New Noise Policy

We are bringing the rowdiness back to the Tank!  The Sharks have recently revised their noise policy which now allows cowbells (8” in height 6” in width max) and Sharks Horns for the remainder of the season.  Don’t like the noise?  There will also be new noise maker free sections.  To request information on these new sections, call the Sharks Ticket Office 904-621-0700 or contact [email protected]  We will continue with the policy of fans NOT being able to bring large buckets or aerosol airhorns into the arena.

Shark Nation Membership Experiences

Shark Membership Experiences are starting this weekend.  Depending on your Shark Nation Membership level, you may have chosen Chalk Talk with Coach Moss, the Player Intro Experience, the On-Field Experience, a discounted away game bus trip 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.  Haven’t signed up for your experience yet?  Good news, we have extended the deadline to May 25, 2016.  Didn’t get the email to sign-up for your experiences?  Email [email protected]


At halftime of tonight’s game, the United States Marine Corps will take the field as a large group of our nation’s newest service personnel will take their Oath of Enlistment.

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.


How’s your aim? Presented by our friends at Jaguar Power Sports, 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 Buffet Menu

Chef Carved BBQ Spiced Flank Steak with assorted BBQ sauces

House Made Herb Crusted Macaroni and Cheese

Southern Style Green Beans

Mixed Green Salad with Ranch and Italian Dressing

Zesty Garlic Bread

Sea Best Concession Special

The Sea Best Seafood stand, located in the main concourse behind Section 102, will offer the following special:

$8 Shark Bait Popcorn Shrimp - A hearty helping of popcorn shrimp served with shark bait sauce with fries on the side.

Drink Specials

The Sharknado will be available at bars located on the main concourse. A 21 oz. mixture of tequila and rum with hurricane mix, garnished with a Swedish fish and served in a football shaped mason jar for $20.00. 

Beer Special: 2 for 1 Cans ($4 each), located in the main food court.

A variety of canned beer, stop by to see what’s cold and refreshing!

Beer Sampling in the Craft Corner courtesy of Veterans United Craft Brewery (behind section 110)

(Special on 12 oz Veterans United cans)

Doors Open

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 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 2016 season are now available, two tickets as low as $99. To reserve your season tickets or for more information, please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at and on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at and Chum at