Jumbo Shrimp announce 2018 promotional schedule

Promotional schedule begins April 11 with three Opening Weekend Fireworks shows, capped by Family Sunday

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By Marco LaNave / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | March 9, 2018 1:00 PM

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:



Prawn Prize (first 2,000 fans)

Presented By

April 11 (Wed.)

Magnet Schedule (first 5,000 fans)


April 14

Fan-designed T-Shirt

121 Financial & Atlantic Self Storage

April 28

Jumbo Shrimp Hat

121 Financial & Darley's Plumbing

May 19

Jumbo Shrimp Socks

121 Financial

June 2

Baseball Bat Beach Cooler

121 Financial

June 9

Beach Towel

121 Financial & Hyatt Regency

June 16

Ronnie Van Zant Bobblehead

121 Financial & PRI Productions

June 30

Red Caps Hat

Florida Blue

July 3 (Tue.)

Patriotic Cap

Nimnicht Family of Dealerships

July 14

Hawaiian Shirt Giveaway

Swisher International

Aug. 11

Youth Backpack (first 2,000 kids)

Baptist Health & Wolfson Children's Hospital

Sept. 1

Hank Aaron Bobblehead

Community First Credit Union



Highlight the Calendar


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.


Sunday, May 20, 3:05 p.m. (Armed Forces Day Weekend)

presented by Navy Mutual Life Insurance

Thursday, June 14, 7:05 p.m. (Flag Day)

presented by Navy Federal Credit Union

Thursday, Aug. 9, 7:05 p.m.

presented by St. Vincent's Healthcare



Special Jerseys

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

Saturday, April 28, 6:35 p.m.

Guy Harvey Jerseys

Auction to benefit Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

Thursday, May 31, 7:05 p.m.

1990s Fauxback Jerseys and Hats

Jersey & Hat Auction

Saturday, June 30, 7:05 p.m.

Jacksonville Red Caps Jerseys

Replica Cap Giveaway presented by Florida Blue

Sunday, July 15, 3:05 p.m.

Words with Fans Night

Jersey & Hat Auction



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:


Saturday, April 28, 6:35 p.m.

Armand Rosamilia Book Signing

Author & ticket holder signs "A View From My Seat: My Baseball Season with the Jumbo Shrimp"

Friday, June 1, 7:05 p.m.

Inflatamaniacs Entertainment

Hollywood, Ice, G Money, Munchie

Saturday, June 2, 6:35 p.m.


Maggie Goldenberger (from the Ermahgerd Internet meme)

Sunday, June 10, 3:05 p.m.

Princess Day

Popular Princesses

Sunday, July 8, 6:05 p.m.

Star Wars Night

501st Legion & WasabiCon Characters

Saturday, July 14, 6:35 p.m.

Ace Ventura Night

TD, the Miami Dolphins Mascot

Sunday, July 15, 3:05 p.m.

Words with Fans!

2017 North American Scrabble Champion Will Anderson

Saturday, Aug. 11, 6:35 p.m.

Family Faith Night

Rhett Walker Band Postgame Concert

Sunday, Aug. 12, 3:05 p.m.

Superhero Day presented by Wolfson Children's Hospital

Superheroes courtesy of WasabiCon

Sunday, Aug. 19, 6:05 p.m.

Southpaw's Birthday

Local mascots


Not Your Average Theme Nights

Special prize drawings and giveaways, world-record attempts and unique experiences are among these theme nights:


Friday, May 11, 7:05 p.m.

Folding Table Appreciation Night

(in response to Buffalo Bills fans)

Saturday, May 19, 6:35 p.m.

Royal Wedding Day Vow Renewal

Special on-field vow renewal and picnic package (with wedding cake) for couples

Saturday, June 2, 6:35 p.m.

Hurricane Preparedness Night

One fan wins a generator from Lowe's

Friday, June 15, 7:05 p.m.

Awkward Family Photo Night

Family photo booth with props and costumes

Sunday, June 17, 3:05 p.m.

Everyone Gets Lucky On Father's Day

4,000 fortune cookie giveaway, world-record attempt for simultaneous fortune cookies eaten

Sunday, July 1, 3:05 p.m.

Halloween in July

Pregame helicopter candy drop

Thursday, July 12, 7:05 p.m.

As Seen On TV Night

Highlighted by a $500 Shake-weight contest

Saturday, July 14, 6:35 p.m.

Ace Ventura Night

Hawaiian Shirt Giveaway, "Laces Out" Cookies, and the Miami Dolphins mascot

Sunday, July 15, 3:05 p.m.

Words with Fans!

Special jerseys and caps, 1,000 J-Shrimp tile giveaway, 2017 North American Scrabble Champion Will Anderson attempting a world record, and a book drive for the Florida Baptist Children's Home

Tuesday, July 24, 7:05 p.m.

Turn Signal Appreciation Night

500 turn signal giveaway

Thursday, Aug. 30, 7:05 p.m.

Football Night in Jax presented by Budweiser

Ticket drawings for great football games across the South



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.


Monday, April 30, 12:05 p.m.

Business Person Special

presented by Yuengling

Wednesday, May 9, 12:05 p.m.

Business Person Special

presented by Yuengling

Monday, May 21, 11:05 a.m.

School Day

Area school groups attend the game

Tuesday, June 12, 12:05 p.m.

Business Person Special

presented by Yuengling

Wednesday, July 11, 12:05 p.m.

Big Splash Day

The Baseball Grounds transforms into a water park

Monday, Sept. 3, 2:05 p.m.

Labor Day Season Finale

Half-price Yuengling



Group Nights

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


Thursday, April 26, 7:05 p.m.

Adult Rec/Corporate League Night

Adult Sports Team packages

Saturday, April 28, 6:35 p.m.

Boy Scout Night

Pregame parade and outfield sleepover

Sunday, April 29, 3:05 p.m.

Youth Sports Day

Team packages and pregame parade

Thursday, May 10, 7:05 p.m.

Nurses Appreciation Night

presented by Memorial Hospital

Thursday, May 17, 7:05 p.m.

National Police Week

Honoring local police and sheriffs

Saturday, May 19, 6:35 p.m.

Girl Scout Night

with Girls Scouts of Gateway Council

Tuesday, May 29, 7:05 p.m.

Painting with a Twist Night

Painting class and picnic package

Sunday, June 17, 3:05 p.m.

Great Clips Day

presented by Great Clips

Thursday, June 28, 7:05 p.m.

Teacher Appreciation Night


Thursday, July 26, 7:05 p.m.

Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department Night

JFRD ticket offer at the box office

Friday, Aug. 10, 7:05 p.m.

Florida Blue Night

Presented by Florida Blue

Saturday, Aug. 11, 6:35 p.m.

Family Faith Night

Rhett Walker Band postgame concert

Saturday, Aug. 11, 6:35 p.m.

Wolfson Children's Hospital Health Care Superheroes Night

Sunday, Sept. 2, 6:05 p.m.

Fan Appreciation Night

Prize giveaways throughout the game


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:


Thursday, April 26, 7:05 p.m.

National Pretzel Day

JUMBO Pretzels at the Oasis concession stand

Sunday, April 29, 3:05 p.m.

National Shrimp Scampi Day

Shrimp Scampi on special in the Wheel House and Budweiser Tiki Terrace

Tuesday, May 8, 7:05 p.m.

Breakfast for Dinner

Bacon, Sausage, Waffles and more at the All-American Jax concession stand

Thursday, May 10, 7:05 p.m.

National Shrimp Day

Shrimp specials around the ballpark

Tuesday nights (May 29-Aug. 21)

Taco Tuesday

Taco specials

Friday, July 13, 7:05 p.m.

National French Fry Day

Build Your Own Fries at the All American Jax and Southern Fried concession stands

Wednesday, July 25, 7:05 p.m.

National Wine & Cheese Day

Wine & cheese specials in the Canopy and Craft Cave, presented by Publix


Where You Need To Go

The Jumbo Shrimp's full promotional schedule is available at www.jaxshrimp.com, 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 www.jaxshrimp.com.

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