Official Team Statement

by Catherine Cavallo

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Yesterday, the NAL announced that the Albany Empire’s membership in the National Arena League was terminated due to team ownership's refusal to pay various league fees. Read the full story here:

As a result, our game schedule for tomorrow, June 17th,  in Albany has been canceled. Since this game will not be played, it will not reflect on the Sharks record. The Sharks will remain 6-2 pending June 26th’s home game against the Carolina Cobras.

The Sharks are scheduled to play the Albany Empire in the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena on July 15th. The NAL is working on a revised schedule. The number of Sharks remaining home games will not be affected. "While we are saddened by the actions the league had to take, we will make sure that our fans have the same number of home games as before," Sharks Ticketing Manager David Diana said. "We are in the process of seeing what options we have to make that happen." 

We will release more information regarding that game in the following weeks. 

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the National Arena League (NAL).The 2019 & 2017 NAL Champions and ArenaBowl XXIV Champions play all their home games at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena. Sharks season tickets for the 2023 season are now available. To become a Shark Nation member or for more information please call (904) 621-0700 or visit Follow the Sharks on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at and Chum at