10/12/2016 2:23 PM -

JACKSONVILLE –  The Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena Football League announced today they are in the final stages of moving to a rival league for the 2017 season.


“It became quite obvious over the last couple of years we were going to eventually move to a rival league, stated Sharks Operating Manager Jeff Bouchy.  Constantly growing League expenses and the lack of League revenue led to crippling operational costs of AFL teams.  Now was the right time to move the Sharks into an exciting new League that will become the premier league in arena/indoor football.  Other teams from the AFL are expected to join us in this new chapter in Sharks’ history.”


The Sharks expect to announce their new league affiliation as early as next week.


About the Jacksonville Sharks


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. Sharks Nation Memberships for the 2017 season are now available. Shark Nation Memberships start as low as $99. To become a Shark Nation member 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