Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights July 11-16

Six-game homestand features Budweiser Thirsty Thursday, NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks, Red Caps Negro Leagues Night presented by Florida Blue, Mac & Cheese Day, Back To Where It All Began and Big Splash Day

By Scott Kornberg / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | July 10, 2019 12:22 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, for a six-game series from July 11 through Tuesday, July 16. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:


Thursday, July 11, 7:05 p.m. (Gate open at 6 p.m.)

Thirsty Thursday presented by Budweiser: Fans can purchase $1 12 oz. and $2 24 oz. Budweiser draft products at the canopy near the Jacksonville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Arlington Trail Rated Territory, Oasis concession stand behind Section 115 and right field bleachers, respectively. DJ Swagg and DJ MoneyGud from Power 106.1 will also provide music at the Budweiser Tiki Terrace.

Touch a Truck Night presented by Ring Power: Kids will have the opportunity to view, sit on and interact with heavy machinery and construction equipment.

Calling all Captains: Kangaroo, Morgan, Crunch, Sparrow, Hook, Kirk, Nemo, Jack… the Jumbo Shrimp are celebrating these great heroes and many other great captains.

Media Sponsor: Cox


Friday, July 12, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks: Fans may visit any participating NAPA AutoCare Center to receive a FREE general admission ticket (reserved seat upgrade available at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office) for the Friday night game. After every Friday home game, the Jumbo Shrimp will light up the sky with NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks!

Red Shirt Friday: Fans are encouraged to wear red to support the military and save $1 per ticket at the box office, or donate that $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The Jumbo Shrimp will wear their red "Bold City" jerseys at every Friday home game this season.

Friday Night Lites spiced up by Tijuana Flats presented by Miller Lite and Coors Light: From 6-7:30 p.m., fans are welcome to enjoy specials for $1 12 oz. Miller Lite and Coors Light drafts, as well as $1 off all craft beer at the Craft Cave near the third-base gate.

Lion King Night: The Jumbo Shrimp will celebrate the rightful heir to the throne as he or she returns to Pride Rock with special Lion King music and games.

Media Sponsor: Renda (Gator/WEJZ)


Saturday, July 13, 6:35 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

Red Caps Negro Leagues Night presented by Florida Blue: Former Negro League player James Sanders will be recognized before the game and also greet fans on the concourse. Fans can learn more about local and national Negro League baseball history on the video board throughout the evening. The first 2,000 fans through the gates will also receive a replica Jax Red Caps jersey courtesy of Florida Blue. Fans are also encouraged to stick around after the game for a postgame jersey toss with more Red Caps jerseys, courtesy of Florida Blue.


Sunday, July 14, 3:05 p.m. (Gates open at 2:00 p.m.)

Mac & Cheese Day: Sometimes it comes from a blue box, sometimes it comes from an oven and sometimes it comes from a slow-cooker, but on National Mac & Cheese Day, fans can enjoy mac & cheese and shrimp mac & cheese from the concession stands at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday: 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 TV and movie characters roaming around the ballpark. Dora the Explorer will be around the ballpark and following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases.

Corona Cans Special: Every Sunday, 24 oz. Corona cans will be available for $5.

Youth Soccer Day: The Jumbo Shrimp are welcoming youth soccer teams from all over North Florida for a special day at the ballpark, which includes a pregame kick on the field. To get your team in on the action, email Alex Bell at alex@jaxshrimp.com.

A Better Jacksonville Series Food Drive: Join the Jumbo Shrimp for part four of their A Better Jacksonville Series as the club collects food to be donated to Feeding Northeast Florida. Everyone who donates to all five of the A Better Jacksonville Series will be entered to throw out a first pitch on August 25.


Monday, July 15, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

Back To Where It All Began: The Jumbo Shrimp are proud to celebrate the anniversary of the first-ever professional baseball team. In honoring the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, the Jumbo Shrimp are taking things back 150 years, as the public address announcing will be live via a megaphone on the concourse and all music throughout the park will be performed by a live band at the ballpark.  

VyStar Credit Union Members Buy-One, Get-One-Free: VyStar Credit Union members can get a buy-one, get-one-free ticket special by showing their VyStar credit or debit card at the box office.

VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins At Home: Thanks to VyStar Credit Union, the Jumbo Shrimp partner with local nonprofits at each Jumbo Shrimp Monday home game through the season. Habitat For Humanity (https://www.habitat.org/us-fl/jacksonville/jacksonville-hfh-fl) will raise funds through ticket sales and the Launch-A-Ball promotion.

Half-price Yuengling 16 oz. cans: Every Monday, 16 oz. Yuengling cans will be available for $3.


Tuesday, July 16, 12:05 p.m. (Gates open at 11 a.m.)

Big Splash Day: The Jumbo Shrimp are transforming the Baseball Grounds into a water park for Big Splash Day. There will be two inflatable water slides in the Wolfson Children's Hospital Kids Zone, and fans are encouraged to bring water guns and water balloons while wearing their bathing suit out to the ballpark. Designated Dry Zones are between the dugouts, sections 105-110. Fans wishing to stay dry should visit Guest Services to be reseated. All other areas of the ballpark are subject to water spray.

Community First Credit Union Two for 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 learn more about membership at the CFCU table on the concourse. Fans can also enjoy two for the price of one jumbo hot dogs or regular French fries or 12 oz. fountain sodas.


Season-long promotions include:

Tickets as low as $5: By purchasing in advance of game day, fans can secure general admission tickets for just $5!

Military tickets for $5: Any active military member or veteran may show an ID at the box office to purchase a reserved seat or general admission ticket for just $5 for any game of the season.

Hot dogs or French fries or fountain drinks for $2: These ballpark traditions are just $2 each at every game!

The Jumbo Shrimp debit card presented by Community First Credit Union: Benefits include 10% off merchandise from the Jumbo Shrimp team store, a free small fountain drink with purchase at every game, $2 off tickets on game day, 10% off all packing supplies at Atlantic Self Storage, 10% off your entire check when using the debit card at Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q, 10% off your entire check when using the debit card at Touchdown Grill (cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers) and 10% off purchases at CGC Water (cannot be combined with any other offer).


Tickets are available at www.jaxshrimp.com, by calling (904) 358-2846 or by visiting the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office. The Jumbo Shrimp's in-season box office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, as well as 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. On Monday through Saturday game days, the box office is open at 9 a.m. through the end of the game. On Sunday game days, the box office will be open from 11 a.m. through the end of the game.


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.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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