by Catherine Cavallo


JACKSONVILLE, FL – The first place Jacksonville Sharks take on their rivals, the 4th seeded Orlando Predators in the Shark Tank on Saturday, August 5th.  Here's everything you need to know for 2023 NAL Playoffs/Fan Appreciation Night. 

Kickoff will be at 7 PM! Doors will open one hour prior at 6 PM.

It’s a RED OUT! Make sure to wear all your RED Sharks gear! 

The first 1,000 people in attendance will receive FREE thundersticks as a welcome to the Shark Tank!

In honor of fan appreciation day, select merchandise will be 50% off. Make sure to visit our merchandise stand located in the main concourse.

SharkFest starts at 5:00 p.m Come join in on the fun for all ages, both kids and adults. Live DJ, fun games, 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!

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

Arena Club Renovations
The arena club is currently undergoing major renovations. Expect unusual walking paths. Please note that the bar located in the arena club is closed. There will be a pop-up bar located by the food and action station behind section 117. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Family 4 Pack Voucher Pick up
If you purchased a Family 4 Pack, you can pick up your $10 vouchers at the Chick fil A booth located directly in front of the stairs and escalator in the main concourse. Members from the Sharks ticket team will be there to answer any questions. 

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. 

Attack Dance Team Calendars On Sale Now
Get Your 2023-2024 Attack Dance Team Calendar now! Visit the Attack Dance Team before the game 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!

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 the 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! 

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 Sponsored by Showtime Sports Cards and Collectibles 
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.

Footballs for Sale
Footballs will be for sale at the merch stand located in the main concourse behind the elevators. Buy a football and have it signed by your favorite Sharks! Footballs are $30.  

Island Wing 50!
If the Sharks score 50 points in the game, you score 5 free wings with a food purchase of $15 or more! Offer valid at both Island Wing Jacksonville locations. Sunday afternoon through Tuesday’s filming of Shark Bites at 7PM! This offer is brought to you by Island Wing Co. 

Al’s P.A.T Promotion
If the Sharks score five P.A.T.S in the game, you score a BOGO pizza coupon from Al’s Pizza. Offer valid at any Al’s Pizza Northeast Florida locations. Coupons will be handed out at all exits following the game. 

Sharks Post Game Party 
Party with the players and Attack Dance Team after the game! Join us at Hoptinger Five Points, the official host of the Sharks Post Game Party! Wear your Sharks gear and receive food and drink specials all night long! The party starts at 10:30 PM! 1037 Park Street Jacksonville, FL 32204.

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:

Cheeseburger Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Pulled Pork Sliders

Chopped Salad

Tator Tots

Cheese Sauce

Chocolate Cake

Assorted Sodas and Bottled Water

Arena Club Buffet:
Grilled Italian Sausages on a Hoagie roll, topped with Sauteed Peppers and Onions and a side of Pasta Salad. $18

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