Sharks vs. Steel – What You Need To Know

Star Wars Night Returns to Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Sharks will return to the Shark Tank on Saturday, May 20 for Star Wars Night as they go head-to-head against the Monterrey Steel at the Veteran’s Memorial Arena at 7:00 p.m.

The undefeated Jacksonville Sharks host another home game following their win over the Corpus Christi Rage last week. The Sharks will  play for the home crowd during the fan-favorite Star Wars Night against the 4-2 Monterrey Steel. The Sharks look to keep their winning franchise record for most consecutive wins as this will be the second time playing the Steel, this time, in the Shark Tank.

 

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 Saturday night!

 

Star Wars Night

Calling all Star Wars fans! The Sharks bring back the classic Star Wars Night and celebrate the iconic movie franchise. Whether you fight with the Rebellion or stand with the Empire, fans can take their pictures with their favorite Star Wars characters in front of the main entrance of the arena during SharkFest and on the main concourse throughout the game. The first 1,000 kids in attendance (12 and under) will receive their very own Lightsaber and the first 5000 fans will receive commemorative “May the Sharks Be With You” rally towels courtesy of Darley’s Plumbing.

 

Star Wars Game Worn Jerseys

The Sharks will wear Star Wars themed Jerseys that will feature the names of Star Wars characters on the back. Following the game there will be a Jersey Auction held for the game worn Star Wars Jerseys proceeds will go to the Veterans Ticket Foundation.

Veteran Tickets Foundation teams up with major sports teams, leagues, promoters, organizations, venues and ticket holders to provide free and discounted tickets to the more than 21 million Military and Veterans. Currently Serving Military and Honorably Discharged Veterans from all branches of service as well as family of those Killed In Action are eligible. VetTixer’s accounts are active once we verify service status. Tickets are either directly distributed to military bases or Vet Tix-ers claim tickets through our website.

 

Bridge Closure

The Main Street Bridge and the Hart bridge will be closed this weekend, including for Saturday’s game. The Main Street and Hart bridges are under construction due to new improvements and will be closed from May 19-21. All traffic will be detoured to the Acosta Bridge. Please allow your group to more time to get to the game and use an alternate route (Matthews or Acosta Street Bridges).

 

Family Four Packs

Enjoy Four Tickets, Four hotdogs, Four bags of chips and Four sodas all for $80.

 

Parking Passes

You may pick up your season parking passes at the Customer Service table behind Section 106 throughout the game.

 

Season Ticket Holder Gifts

Those who are owed season tickets gifts, the beach towels and insulated tote bags are expected to be available at our June 3 games.  We are serious this time (they are on a truck as we speak).

 

Suite/Duval Street Entrance

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

 

Noise Policy

The Sharks allow cowbells (8” in height 6” in width max). Airhorns and VuVuZela horns are not permitted into the arena. Don’t like the noise? There is also be 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 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!  Another benefit of being a Sharks Nation Member that is available in your season tickets.  This benefit expires after the June 3 game to act now!

 

Shark Nation Membership Experiences

Don’t miss out on your Shark Nation Membership Experience! Depending on your Shark Nation Membership level, you may have chosen Chalk Talk with Coach Stoute, the Player Intro Experience, the On-Field Experience 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. Didn’t get the email to sign-up for your experiences? Email [email protected].

 

SharkFest

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.

 

Halftime

During halftime, there will be a special performance by the Attack Dance Team followed by a performance from First Class Athletics.

 

Attack Dance Team Calendar

The 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 dancers that appear in this year’s calendar will be announced during the game to debut their 2017-18 calendar photo.

 

Fling-A-Football

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.

 

The New Dick Wings and Grill Concession Stand

A new addition to the Sharks feeding frenzy at the arena is the brand new Dicks Wings and Grill Concession Stand located in the food court behind section 103. Enjoy all your Dicks Wings favorites now on game day!

 

Arena Club/Reef and Cove Suites Buffet Menu

Drink Specials:

Sharknado $16 – Served in Mason Jar with Swimming Shark Gummies.

 

Reef & Cove Menu:

Pulled Pork Sliders with BBQ Sauce on the side

Buffalo Chicken Wings with Ranch and Celery

Baked Beans and Coleslaw

Kettle Chips and French Onion Dip

Beer, Wine, Bottled Water & Assorted Sodas

 

Arena Club Buffet:

Chef Carved Wookie Breast

Turkey Glazed with Lemon, Herbs and Garlic.

Darth Taters-Baked Potatoes with all the Toppings.

Obi Wan – Broccoli.

Skywalker-Spinach Salad.

Princess Leia-Buns and Sweet Butter

 

There has also been a new addition to the concession stand in the main food court. The arena has added a Dick’s Wings and Grill concession stand that is located behind section 103.

 

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 National Arena League (NAL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and four-time South Division Champions play all home games 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 facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance and Chum at facebook.com/chumsharks.

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