10/17/2016 8:24 PM -

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks are continuing negotiations to play in a rival arena football league. 


“We have been in discussions with several leagues over the past few months, all of which have their pros and cons, said Operating Manager Jeff Bouchy. We now believe that we have found an exciting fit in a dynamic, growing league that has international appeal and a league which will bring us back to the roots of arena style football.


Additionally, Bouchy stated, “The Sharks will continue to maintain their home and will make every opportunity to retain those players who wish to continue with us under the rules and guidelines of this league. Furthermore, we will remain the Jacksonville Sharks.  Our franchise is committed to our fans and will continue to bring a high quality, entertaining game to our city.”

Negotiations are in their final stages, with a formal announcement and introductions expected within weeks.

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