Jumbo Shrimp add 6 Firework Saturdays, expand ticket plan lineup

Home Opener is April 11; Full Season, Weekender, Fireworks, New Fireworks+Plus, flex plans on sale

In 2018, the Jumbo Shrimp have postgame fireworks on all 12 Fridays, the first six Saturdays, Opening Day, July 3 and Fan Appreciation Night. (Gabe Demps)

By Marco LaNave / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | October 17, 2017 9:00 AM

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2018 Ticket Packages

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - More fireworks are coming to the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville in 2018. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are expanding their regular Friday promotion to each of their first six Saturday home games for a total of 21 dates during the 2018 season presented by Community First Credit Union. A ticket plan for all 21 games is among the new packages now on sale. The Miami Marlins Double-A affiliate also announced starting times for all 70 home games in 2018, beginning with the home opener Wednesday, April 11, at 7:05 p.m.

With a 25 percent deposit per seat, fans can purchase the 70-game Full Season, 35-game Weekender, 15-game Fireworks, or 21-game Fireworks+Plus plans. Each of the Full Season, Weekender, Fireworks, and Fireworks+Plus plans includes the same seats for each ticketed game date, with the convenience of avoiding ticket lines and going straight to the ballpark gates. Flex plans in sets of a dozen or half dozen undated reserved seat vouchers also save fans money off game day prices.

The Fireworks plan includes the fireworks shows on all 12 Fridays - each Friday game begins at 7:05 p.m. - and three special shows on Opening Night Wednesday, April 11, Independence Day Eve Monday, July 3, and Fan Appreciation Night on Labor Day Eve Sunday, Sept. 2. The Fireworks+Plus plan includes all 12 Fridays, the six Fireworks Saturdays, and the three special show dates. The Weekender includes tickets and early pregame entry to the ballpark (normally 30 minutes before regular gates open to the public) for Opening Night, July 3, and all Friday, Saturday and Sunday games.


With the addition of Fireworks Saturdays through the season's first half, the Jumbo Shrimp will begin all 10 Saturday home games at 6:35 p.m. Sunday home games begin at 3:05 p.m., except for three games scheduled for 6:05 p.m. starts - series openers on Sunday, July 8, and Sunday Aug. 19, plus Sunday, Sept. 2, of Labor Day Weekend. Regular weekday games will begin at 7:05 p.m., except for six scheduled day games. The Jumbo Shrimp will play 12:05 p.m. games on Monday, April 30; Wednesday, May 9; Tuesday, June 12; and the third annual Big Splash Day on Wednesday, July 11. The annual Education Day game is at 11:05 a.m. on Monday, May 21, and the Labor Day season finale is at 2:05 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3.


A full schedule of home game times is available at www.jaxshrimp.com. Regular gate openings are one hour before the scheduled first pitch. Game dates, times and gate openings are subject to change. The full promotional schedule will be announced at a later date. Individual game tickets will go on sale in March, but ticket plans and group outing packages - beginning at 24 people - are already available, by calling the Jumbo Shrimp front office at (904) 358-2846.


UP NEXT: The Jumbo Shrimp open the 2018 season presented by Community First Credit Union on April 5, in Jackson, Tennessee. The 2018 home opener is Wednesday, April 11, at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Season ticket renewals and new packages for the 2018 season may be reserved with a nonrefundable 25 percent down payment by calling a Jumbo Shrimp account representative at (904) 358-2846 or at the ballpark Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp offer affordable family fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Their inaugural season garnered the Southern League's Don Mincher Organization of the Year, Promotional Trophy, and Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, won by General Manager Harold Craw. To experience the excitement with the great value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit www.jaxshrimp.com.

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