WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - Military Appreciation Night

Presented By: Navy Federal Credit Union

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Jacksonville Sharks welcome the Carolina Cobras to the Shark Tank on Saturday, July 23rd. One of the biggest games of the season for both teams as this will determine playoff seeding. Let’s pack the Shark Tank and get the same home field advantage we saw last time the Cobras came to town!  Here's everything you need to know for Saturday’s Military Appreciation Night Presented by Navy Federal Credit Union.


The Sharks are offering a buy one get one free ticket deal to all military members & families (active duty & retired). The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a FREE custom-made Sharks Military Night Rally Towel!

The Sharks have reserved the last regular-season game to honor all of those who have served in our armed forces. Root for the Sharks as they prepare for the postseason! Before kickoff, members of Combat Vets & the Attack Dance Team have partnered up for an impressive motorcycle introduction and National Anthem Performance.  The Sharks also look forward to honoring many great veterans & active duty service members on the field for our USAA Home Town Hero ceremonies throughout the game.


The gloriest City of Jacksonville and event planning will create some conflicts coming to the sports complex area. There is a 5K run on Saturday, 7/23.  Below are the details of bridge closures. Event is from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM with road closures starting at 5:30 PM. Both lanes of the Main Street Bridge will close to traffic from 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM. The southbound lanes of the Acosta Bridge will close from 7:10 PM – 8:15 PM. We asked that if you are coming to the game to please arrive early! Sharkfest starts at 5pm.


The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a FREE custom-made Sharks Military Night Rally Towel!


In addition to our fan appreciation efforts the Sharks will have 2022 Jacksonville Sharks Team Posters available for this weeks game. Pick yours up at our post-game autograph session. Courtesy of our printing partners Brut Printing, if you have printing needs visit brutprinting.com or call: 904-354-5055 for more information.


Visit our Merchandise Stand behind section 106 during this week's game for our Fan Appreciation merchandise Sale.   Enjoy up to 50% off select items, this game only!

Military Jersey Auction!

The Sharks will be wearing special Military Jerseys that will be auctioned off for the Night. Stay tuned on both the Live Source app ( http://livesourceapp.com )  and on the field auction after the game. Don’t miss out!


SharkFest starts at 5:00 p.m Come join in on the fun for all ages, both kids and adults. Live DJ, fun games, a video game truck, Custom Military theme slingshots, Motorcycles, Military jeeps, plus local businesses from the Jacksonville area. Interested in setting up a table of your own and advertising with the Sharks?  Call David Diana at 904-621-0700 ext. 717 to learn more about becoming a Jaws Partner. Come join us for a fun time at SharkFest!


Before the game, make your own signs at SHARKFEST! Thanks to our Partner the ArtSpot. They provide the poster and art supplies, YOU make the sign. It’s your opportunity to show off your sign on the YouTube broadcast as well as our FANCAMS during the game. Get your sign autographed by the attack dancers and players after the game.

Art Spot - A place where all artists are welcome. Services provided include: Custom Airbrushing (We have been providing this service to the Orange Park area since 2006!) Evening Paint Classes: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 6-8pm ONLY $25 per person.  Contact Chris at cleanairgraffix@yahoo.com to sign up!  Over 2,000sq ft Art Gallery, featuring several local artists.

Rolling Video Games

Stop by Shark Fest and cool down and game up with the Rolling Video Games truck. Play multiple types of gaming experiences. Enjoy a game below the game with Rolling Video Games!

Shark Nation Membership Gift Pick Up

If you still haven’t had a chance to pick up your shark nation membership gift, visit us across from section 100 in the “Cave” we will be available until halftime.

Mobile Game Program
Enjoy the free Shark Mobile Program by scanning the QR codes located on our Mobile Game Program signs throughout the arena. You can also see every Mobile Game Program from this season by visiting: https://www.jaxsharks.com/shark-bites

Family Four Pack!

This week fans can take advantage of our Family Four Pack offer. Get 4 tickets, 4 hotdogs, 4 drinks and 4 bags of chips for only $80. Call the Sharks ticket office to purchase your seats. 904-621-0700 or visit the arena box office.

Jacksonville Sharks Single Game Tickets

Don’t have season tickets but want to come to the game! We’ve got a deal for you, enjoy tickets for only $12 a seat just call 904-621-0700 to purchase or get more information.

Renew Your Season Tickets

Season Ticket Holders avoid extra fees and price increases by renewing your season ticket now. Renew online at https://www.jaxsharks.com/renewal or give our ticket team a call at 904-621-0700 Ext. 717. Questions about renewing? Email: david@jaxsharks.com or info@jaxsharks.com


Everytime the Jacksonville Sharks kick the ball through the uprights on a kickoff, fans will experience the Darleys' Deuce. The "deuce" is a special teams play that allows the kicking team the opportunity to score two points directly from kickoff, if the kicker can nail the 50-yard kick. However those game footballs have to be exchanged back to a Sharks Representative, in exchange we will give you  a Sharks souvenir football.


Take a selfie at the Shark game day picture spot behind section 100. Every home game in 2022 the Sharks will have a theme appropriate photo opportunity for you to take advantage of.  


Shark fans be on the lookout on the jumbotron as we have various FANCAMs throughout the game. Show us your moves with the dance cam. We have the Trinity Fitness Flex cam to show off those muscles and the Tsunami wave!

CGC Water ‘A Drop in a Bucket Challenge’

CGC water is the official water for YOUR Jacksonville Sharks. Two lucky fans will compete against each in a battle to throw the most water droplets into the bucket in 30 seconds. Do you think you can compete for the ultimate reward? The prize is brought to you by CGC water systems, the gift basket is valued at over $100. Don't worry the opponent you beat will receive a $20 consolation prize

Donatos Pick Your Pizza Game!

One lucky fan will have to pick from three pizza boxes on the field during our game. One pizza box will have a grand prize, if the fan picks correctly they will receive the prize courtesy of Donatos Pizza.

National Anthem Performance provided by Duval County Supervisors of Elections

Each national anthem performance this season will be provided by the Duval County Supervisors of Elections who want you to  remember that July 25 is the last day to register to vote for the August 23 primary. Primary Election will run August 8th through August 21st.  Visit duvalelections.gov for dates, times and locations.

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Flag Delivery

In honor of Military Appreciation Night, the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and Attack Dance Team will ride out on the turf before the game for a special United States of America Flag presentation.

First Florida Chapter of the MVPA Game Ball Delivery

During SharkFest the First Florida Chapter of the MVPA will be handing out keepsakes at SharkFest and will be Saturday’s Game Ball Delivery partner.

Moes T-Shirt Toss

Welcome to the Shark Tank! Our friends at Moe’s Southwest Grill want to see if YOU CAN CATCH! We will be launching t-shirts into the crowd throughout the game for the Moe’s T-Shirt Toss, giving you the chance to catch a Sharks t-shirt provided by Moe’s Southwest Grill.

Metro Diner Lucky Relay Race

During each Sharks game this season two lucky rows will compete to win Metro Bucks provided by Metro Diner. This winning row will enjoy a meal at any of the Metro Diner Jacksonville locations. Don’t miss a Sharks game your ROW MAY BE COMPETING!!

Smarter Remodeling “Charity Kick”

One Lucky Fan will get the chance to kick field goals for a chance to raise money for charity tonight this fan will have a chance to win charity funds for the Jacksonville Humane Society all courtesy of Smarter Remodeling.

Southern Furniture “Best Seats In The House”

Two lucky fans will be selected at each game this season for a FREE seat upgrade courtesy of Southern Furniture.

Pizza Hut “Dance for Your Dinner”

Three lucky fans will have a dance off where fans will decide who the lucky winner will be. The Pizza Hut Dance for your Dinner Winner will receive a FREE Pizza courtesy of Pizza Hut.

Dicks Wings Turbo Toss

During each game this season one lucky Shark fan will have the chance to throw three passes through the field goal uprights for the chance to win a prize provided by Dicks Wings & Grill.

USAA Hometown Hero

Every home game this season, the Sharks and USAA will salute our nation's heroes by honoring service people from our armed forces on the Sharks field for an honorary Hometown Hero Ceremony presented by USAA. Each quarter we will honor a hometown hero.


Check out our Sharks social media every game week to see which BIG HIT is picked for our ANODYNE OF JACKSONVILLE CRUNCH OF THE GAME. If you have a favorite big hit email info@jaxsharks.com .

Attack Dance Team Calendars On Sale Now

Get Your 2022-2023 Attack Dance Team Calendar now! Go to the Sharks merchandise stand on the main concourse between sections 106-107 to get your very own Attack Dance Team Calendar on sale now for $15. Bring your calendar down to the post-game autograph session with the Attack to get each team member to sign their month!!

Attack Dance Team Posters
Join the Attack Dance Team during pregame for a FREE Attack Dance Team Poster get it autograph before or after the game at our post game autograph session.

Mascots Meet & Greet

At the beginning of the 1st quarter, come on down to meet and take photos with Chum and Finn during their autograph session located on the concourse at section 100!

NO Sharks Horns

Unfortunately, Sharks horns will not be allowed back in this game. Please do not bring your Shark horns to the arena for Saturday’s game.


Enjoy a performance by our Attack Dance Team then test your throwing accuracy with Fling-a-Football, get close to the middle of the target and win some Sharks bucks! The Sharks are honored to have all the military current and retired to the game and will honor by the playing of the Armed Forces Medley. During this time, we will ask each member of the following branch to rise up with the member of the color guard stepping up in salute. But  it's not over yet- Chum will be racing around the turf brought to you by Autobahn Speedway!

How good is your aim? Our halftime Fling-A-Football promotion gives you a chance to win $100 in Shark Bucks. At just $1 per throw (or 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 inside the arena on the main concourse until the middle of the second quarter.

Postgame Autograph Session

Meet the Sharks Players, Coaches, Dance Team, and Mascots after the game on the field for our post game autograph session. Don’t miss your chance to go one on one with your favorite Sharks.

If the Sharks Win You Win!
Pizza Hut is offering Shark Fans FREE Breadsticks if the Sharks win! Offer valid the day after the game at Pizza Hut locations with the purchase of any item. Enjoy FREE breadsticks this weekend if the Sharks win, courtesy of Pizza Hut, an official partner and member of our feeding frenzy!

Cinotti’s Bakery

Sharks Fans, bring your shark ticket from tonight's game to Cinotti's this week and receive a FREE cupcake!

Flame Broiler coupons:

After every game, fans receive a FREE mini bowl coupon provided by Flame Broiler.

Arena Club/Reef and Cove Suites Buffet Menu

Drink Specials:

Sharknado $16 - Served in Mason Jar with Swimming Shark Gummies @ bar locations.

Reef & Cove Menu:

Sticky Ribs, BBQ Ribs, Smoked Brisket, Coleslaw, and Baked Potato Salad. For desert, Brownies and Blondies. The Reef will have beverage options including assorted Sodas, Wine, Beer, Liqour and Bottled Water.

Arena Club Buffet:

Mac & Cheese Bar that includes White Cheddar Mac & Cheese with an assortment of topping including Bacon, Pulled Pork, BBQ Brisket, Ham, Shrimp, Caramelized Onion, Crispy Onion, Green Onion, Chives, Tomatoes, Mushroom, Broccoli, Bell Pepper, Corn, Red Onion, Cheddar Jack Cheese, Blue Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Queso Fresco, Ketchup, Teriyaki, Hot Sauce, Truffle Oil, Garlic Parmesan Truffle Seasoning. $14 per person.

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 Nation Memberships for the 2022 season are now available. 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 and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance and Chum at facebook.com/chumsharks.