Sharks vs. Pirates - What You Need to Know

04/13/2018 1:25 PM -

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks return to the Shark Tank on Saturday, April 14 for their home opener and Country Night as they host the Massachusetts Pirates at the Veterans Memorial Arena for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.

The Sharks look to extend their winning streak after defeating the Carolina Cobras last week. The undefeated Sharks take on the Massachusetts Pirates in a battle of unbeatens.  Both team started the season 1-0.

Whether you are a longtime Season Nation member or about to head to your first Sharks game, please see below for a rundown of what to expect at the Shark Tank Saturday night!

Country Night

Join the Sharks as they host Country Night! This week's theme night will feature a fun atmosphere where mullets, camo gear, cowboy boots and jean shorts are the style with country music in the air! So put on your boots and drive the truck over to the Sharks game!

Family Four Packs

Enjoy Four Tickets, Four hotdogs, Four bags of chips and Four sodas all for only $90.

Parking Passes

You may pick up your season parking passes at the Customer Service counter at the top of the escalator until half time

Season Ticket Holder Gifts

Lanyards will be available for pick up at the Customer Service counter (located at the top of the escalator) until half time.

This year's membership gifts will be available soon.  We will send an email and post the pick up information on our Facebook and team websites.  We will keep you updated for the specific games as the date gets closer.

Suite/Duval Street Entrance

This entrance will be open for all Sharks season tickets holders starting at 5:30pm.  After that, all ticket holders can enter through this entrance.

*New Bike Valet for Sharks Games*

For the first time in team history bike valet services will be available for FREE at Sharks games. Provided by: ZenCog Bike Shop, fans can ride their bikes to the sharks game and drop off their bike at the complimentary valet station located at the A Phillip A. Randolph entrance across from the baseball stadium. ZenCog will supervise your bike as your enjoy the game and have it ready for you after the game. Just look for the white bike valet feather flag outside the arena entrance.

Noise Policy

The Sharks allow cowbells (8” in height 6” in width max).  We will continue with the policy of fans NOT being able to bring large buckets or aerosol air horns into the arena.

“Bring a Friend” and “Early Bird” Ticket Voucher

Bring a friend to game this week and introduce them the Sharks football!  Shark Nation members who purchased their tickets early received FREE ticket vouchers.  Bring your friends and neighbors or give to your coworkers. Vouchers are good for the first 4 games.  Don’t forget to use them! Just another great benefit of being a Sharks Nation Member, only available to  season ticket holders

Shark Nation Membership Experiences

For those members who qualify, be on the lookout next week for an email asking for your preferred game(s) and experience choice(s).  Don’t miss out on some great behind the scenes action. Choices include a game day Chalk Talk with Coach Burley, the Player Intro Experience, the On-Field Experience or the Sharks Locker Room Tour.  After game and experiences are confirmed you will be sent and email with instructions on where to go.

Single Game Tickets Available

Get single game tickets to Country Night for only $13.50 call 904-621-0700, or visit Additionally, ticket sales will be available at the arena box office on game day.


SharkFest, our pre-game block party held outside the arena, is back and better than ever this season! SharkFest begins at 5:00 p.m. In addition to our rock wall, a bounce house will be present for all children to enjoy.


The Attack Dance Team will perform at halftime, followed by a Autobahn Indoor Speedway in a race against our very own Chum. After the race their will be a special performance by the Ballet Arts Center.

Attack Dance Team Calendar

The 2018-2019 Attack Dance Team  Calendar has been released! Calendars will be on sale for $10 at the merchandise stand and on the field following the game. The 2018-2019 dancers that appear in this year calendar will be announced during the game to reveal their 2018-19 calendar photo. Attack Dance Team Calendars will also be on sale online at following the game.  


How’s your aim? 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/Reef and Cove Suites Buffet Menu

Drink Specials:

Happy Hour (5:30pm-$6:30pm - $3 Genesee Beer. Sharknado $16 - Served in Mason Jar with Shark Gummies. River City Lemonade (Whiskey, Sour Mix, Triple Sec, Topped with Sprite).

Reef & Cove Menu:

Black Jack Chicken, Grilled Sausage with Onions & Peppers, Mini Hoagie Rolls, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Mac & Cheese, Beer, Wine, Bottle Water & assorted Sodas.

Arena Club Buffet:

Blackened Prime Rib sandwich Chef carved to order, fresh baked ciabatta roll, horseradish cream, homemade cajun kettle chips.

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

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the National Arena League (NAL). The 2017 NAL Champions and ArenaBowl XXIV Champions and play all home games at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Sharks Nation Memberships for the 2018 season are now available. Shark Nation Memberships start as low as $75. To become a Shark Nation member or for more information please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at and Chum at