JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In a pregame ceremony prior to Wednesday's Jumbo Shrimp game against the Biloxi Shuckers, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and 121 Financial Credit Union officially unveiled the 121 Financial Crustacean Corner with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
The 121 Financial Crustacean Corner is one of the closest seating areas to the playing field, situated near third base and directly behind the Jumbo Shrimp bullpen. The three-terrace area includes ergonomic, mesh-back chairs with swivel seating and drink rails, with a capacity of up to 48 people. A seat in the area is $15 in advance ($17 day of the game) and features wait service along with each fan's first drink (soda, wine, beer or craft beer) being complimentary.
"We are excited to have 121 Financial become the naming rights partner of one of our most popular and unique fan areas at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville," said general manager Harold Craw. "The tiered seating creates an incredible view of the field and the location puts fans right on top of the action."
Chief Strategies Officer of 121 Financial Credit Union Paul Blackstone added "We are so excited about growing our partnership and supporting the community. Our members will be receiving a lot of great Shrimp perks, too."
Fans may purchase tickets in the 121 Financial Crustacean Corner for any 2019 game by calling the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846. The 121 Financial Crustacean Corner is also available in advance of games for $15 per person or on the day of a game for $17 per person (subject to availability) by visiting www.jaxshrimp.com or calling the Jumbo Shrimp Box Office at (904) 358-2846.
In the first four years of Fast Forward Sports Group ownership, the organization has invested more than $1.8 million in privately funded ballpark improvements. The drink rails and swivel seats in the 121 Financial Crustacean Corner are among the latest of these additions to the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, which also includes the Bold City Balcony, Budweiser Tiki Terrace in left field, the remodeling of all the ballpark's suites and the extension of the Wheelhouse Lounge on the BDO Suite Level.
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.
ABOUT 121 FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION: 121 (pronounced one-to-one) Financial is proud to serve the businesses and residences of the 11 counties in and surrounding Jacksonville. As a financial cooperative centered around the philosophy of "people helping people," the credit union exists to help its members with their banking and financial needs. Providing personalized banking solutions and services. The credit union specializes in savings, checking, mortgage and business lending.
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