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Jumbo Shrimp announce 2018 promotional schedule

(Jim Brady)
March 9, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Building on a record-setting and award-winning season of affordable family fun in their inaugural season, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are expanding their promotional schedule for the 2018 season presented by Community First Credit Union that begins with the home opener Wednesday, April 11.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Building on a record-setting and award-winning season of affordable family fun in their inaugural season, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are expanding their promotional schedule for the 2018 season presented by Community First Credit Union that begins with the home opener Wednesday, April 11.

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In the span of 70 fun-filled home dates through Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3, the Jumbo Shrimp have planned 21 fireworks dates (adding the first six Saturdays), a dozen giveaways (now increased to 2,000 per date), three specialty jersey auctions and three free military family appreciation nights. The team also has a lineup of theme nights ranging from Words with Fans, when 2017 North American Scrabble Champion Will Anderson attempts a world record in simultaneous Scrabble games, to Ace Ventura Night, when 2,000 fans receive free Hawaiian shirts, "Laces Out" cookies will be sold, and the Miami Dolphins mascot is on hand.
"Jumbo Shrimp fans gave us outstanding support in our inaugural season, so we expanded many of our popular promotions, such as our fireworks shows and giveaways," said Jumbo Shrimp General Manager Harold Craw. "We also seek to offer new entertainment and fun for everyone from our first-time guests to our longtime loyal fans."
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Affordable Family Fun at Every Game
With tickets starting at $5 and a $2 hot dog available every game, the Jumbo Shrimp are always affordable. The family fun takes a unique form each day of the week, leading off with up-close, memorable experiences for the youngest Jumbo Shrimp fans.
Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNdays, also presented by Easy 102.9: Kids can feel like the pros before each Sunday home game, as families can play catch on the field, plus Jumbo Shrimp players will be signing autographs. Each Sunday will feature FREE face painting, balloon animals and popular kids characters roaming the park. Following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases. Normal game times will be 3:05 p.m., with 6:05 p.m. first pitches on Sunday, July 8; Sunday, Aug. 19; and Labor Day Weekend Sunday, Sept. 2.
VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home and Half-Price Yuengling Mondays: Local nonprofits have the spotlight at Monday home games. Each Monday, up to two local nonprofits raise awareness and funds throughout the night through ticket sales and the Launch-A-Ball promotion. VyStar Credit Union members can get a buy-3-get-1 free ticket special by showing their VyStar credit or debit card at the box office. Yuengling 16-oz. cans are half-price on Mondays.
Community First Credit Union Two-For-Tuesdays and Coors Light $2 Tuesday: Tickets are 2-for-1 at the box office for Community First Credit Union members using their CFCU credit or debit card. Fans who are not Community First Credit Union members can sign up at the CFCU tent outside the stadium to receive the ticket offer that night. Fans can purchase $1 (12-oz.) and $2 (24-oz.) Coors Light in select locations, and $1 small sodas are sold at the concession stands.
Publix Corks & Forks Wednesdays: Each Wednesday night home game (beginning May 30), fans can purchase a ticket package to sample food and wine specially prepared by Chef Tony from Publix. Each night's wine will be on sale at the ballpark and at Publix!
Budweiser Thirsty Thursdays: All Thursday home games are the best happy hour on the First Coast. Fans can purchase $1 (12-oz.) and $2 (24-oz.) Budweiser products at select locations. Gates open at 6 p.m.
NAPA Family Fireworks and Red Shirt Fridays, Miller Lite Happy Hour: Every Friday home game features postgame NAPA Family Fireworks! Jumbo Shrimp players and staff will wear red each Friday to support the military, and fans who wear red save $1 on a ticket at the box office or can donate the $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Two Jumbo Shrimp Bold City red jerseys will be auctioned at the season's end to benefit Jacksonville United Service Organizations (USO). Miller Lite Happy Hour in the Craft Cave in the new Craft Cave near the third-base gate includes $1 12-oz. Miller Lite beers and $1 off craft beer specials from gates opening until 7:30 p.m. at every Friday home game.
Giveaway Saturdays: New in 2018, the first six Saturdays (through June 16) will feature postgame fireworks! The first 2,000 fans through the gates each Saturday will receive a free "Prawn Prize" giveaway item. Gates open each Saturday at 5:30 p.m. for 6:35 p.m. games. The items include:

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Military Appreciation
The Jumbo Shrimp will continue to offer active military and veterans $5 reserved tickets to every home game. The team will also again host three Military Family Appreciation Nights, when active military and veterans and their immediate families receive free general admission or reserved tickets.

Special Jerseys
The Jumbo Shrimp will don four specialty jerseys at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville this summer.

Guest Appearances & Entertainment
Every Sunday will feature characters such as Elmo, and Minions, but an unprecedented lineup will appear at the Baseball Grounds throughout the season, highlighted by these weekend dates and guests:

Not Your Average Theme Nights
Special prize drawings and giveaways, world-record attempts and unique experiences are among these theme nights:

Weekday Matinees
In addition to eight Sunday afternoon games, the Jumbo Shrimp host six weekday games, including three Business Person Specials presented by Yuengling. On those dates, a package of a reserved seat, hot dog, chips and 16-oz. soda or Yuengling is only $15 by calling the box office or purchasing in person.

Group Nights
The Jumbo Shrimp recognize groups at every game. Among the highlights of local appreciation and sponsor nights are:

The Canines and Crustaceans Nights, when dogs are admitted for free with a paying human companion, are Monday, May 7 (including a Jumpin' Jax FlyBall Club Exhibition); Monday, June 11; Tuesday, July 10; and Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Are You Hungry Yet?
The Jumbo Shrimp concession stands will have a delicious lineup all season, with planned specials on the following days:

Where You Need To Go
The Jumbo Shrimp's full promotional schedule is available at, where updates will also be posted throughout the season. All promotions are subject to change. Single-game tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office. Online ticket sales will open at noon March 13.
Ticket packages including 70-game Full Season, 35-game Weekender, 15-game Fireworks, 21-game Fireworks+Plus and Flex plans in sets of a dozen or half dozen undated reserved seat vouchers are available now by calling the Jumbo Shrimp 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. Individual game tickets will go on sale Tuesday, March 13
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 terrific value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit