Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights May 18-28

Two Mavericks Live and Budweiser Thirsty Thursdays, two NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks, two giveaways!

Veterans, active, retired and former military and their dependents receive free general admission or reserved tickets on Navy Mutual Military Appreciation Night Sunday, May 28. See below for details (Roger C. Hoover)

By Marco LaNave / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | May 17, 2017 8:34 PM ET

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The inaugural Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues Thursday, May 18, through Sunday, May 28. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, and the Jackson Generals, Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks - each for a five-game series - with a promotional lineup including the following highlights

Important Traffic Notices: Fans are asked to note the following bridge closures during the homestand:

Hart Bridge closure:

Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, May 21 at 6 a.m.

Main Street Bridge closures:

Thursday, May 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Friday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, May 21 at 6 a.m.

Sunday, May 21 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Monday, May 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.

 

Traffic will be detoured to the Acosta Bridge. Refer to https://myfdotnefl.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/laneclosures/

 

Thursday, May 18, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

Mavericks Live and Budweiser Thirsty Thursday: Fans can purchase $1 12-oz. and $2 24-oz. beers adjacent to the new Budweiser Tiki Terrace, on the left-field berm, at two locations on the right-field bleachers, and at the Oasis concession stand behind section 115.

Media Sponsors: 95.1 WAPE and X102.9

 

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Friday, May 19, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks: Fans may visit any participating NAPA AutoCare Center to get a FREE general admission ticket (reserved seat upgrade available at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office) for the Friday night game. At every Friday home game, the Jumbo Shrimp have postgame 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 the $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The Jumbo Shrimp are wearing red "Bold City" jerseys for every Friday home game this season.

Sgt. Scampi the Bat Dog: Sgt. Scampi, from the local nonprofit K9s For Warriors (more at www.k9sforwarriors.org), serves as the team's bat dog for the bottom of the third inning at each Friday home game during the 2017 season.

Miller Lite Happy Hour, presented in part by Wild Wing Café: Miller Lite $1 beers and $1 off craft beer specials are available in the new Craft Cave near the third-base gate from gates opening until 7:30 p.m. at every Friday home game.

Wheel House Chef's Table: In the suite-level lounge open to all fans, the new Chef's Table serves premium items at a buffet for Friday and Saturday night games. Fans may purchase individual visits to the buffet line for $15 per plate.

Media Sponsor: Gator Country 99.9

 

Saturday, May 20, 6:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Family Night Benefiting March of Dimes: Join Bank of America and Merrill Lynch in supporting the March of Dimes at the ballpark, including a portion of the Launch-A-Ball proceeds at the game.

Prawn Prize: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Cap Giveaway: The first 1,000 fans receive a free Jumbo Shrimp cap, courtesy of the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville. Be sure to check out their table on their concourse, and enter the 5 Innings of Winning in-game drawings for a chance to win great prizes!

Jax Miracle League Game: The Jumbo Shrimp will host an afternoon Miracle League game on the field at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville before the Jumbo Shrimp's evening game.

Wheel House Chef's Table: In the suite-level lounge open to all fans, the new Chef's Table serves premium items at a buffet for Friday and Saturday night games. Fans may purchase individual visits to the buffet line for $15 per plate.

 

Sunday, May 21, 3:05 p.m. (Gates open at 2 p.m.)

Evan's Hope To Strike Out ALS: Join the Jumbo Shrimp, Evan Yegelwel and the ALS Association Florida Chapter as we raise funds to help strike out ALS.

Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday: Kids can feel like the pros before each Sunday home game, as families can play catch on the field at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases. Each Sunday features FREE face painting and balloon animals.

Youth Sports Day: Youth sports teams can purchase group tickets and be in a pregame on-field parade with recognition on the video board. Email clayton@jaxshrimp.com for information and registration. Advance registration is required.

Minions Day: Meet a Minions character at the ballpark.

Media Sponsor: Channel 4 The Local Station

 

Monday, May 22, 11:05 a.m. (Gates open at 10 a.m.)

Scallop School (Education) Day: The Jumbo Shrimp are proud to host area schools for this special 11:05 a.m. start time. School group lunches are provided by Applebee's. No alcohol will be sold on the concourse.

VyStar Credit Union Buy-3-Get-1 Free Tickets: 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.

Media Sponsor: First Coast News

 

Wednesday, May 24, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

Date Night Special: Bring a date and get a pair of tickets, two hot dogs, two drinks and popcorn for just $20 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office windows on game day. Watch for the Kiss Cam!

 

Thursday, May 25, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

Mavericks Live and Budweiser Thirsty Thursday: Fans can purchase $1 12-oz. and $2 24-oz. beers adjacent to the new Budweiser Tiki Terrace, on the left-field berm, at two locations on the right-field bleachers, and at the Oasis concession stand behind section 115.

Shrimp Wrestling: The Micro Wrestling Federation will have a full-scale, WWE-type event featuring an entire cast under five feet tall. The group will have in-game contests and a postgame grand finale match.

Apartment Night: Apartment residents can order reserved seats at http://tinyurl.com/shrimpapartmentnight (password: jumbofun). Apartment complexes with at least 24 attendees will be announced on the video board during the game.

Media Sponsors: 95.1 WAPE and X102.9

 

Friday, May 26, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks: Fans may visit any participating NAPA AutoCare Center to get a FREE general admission ticket (reserved seat upgrade available at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office) for the Friday night game. At every Friday home game, the Jumbo Shrimp have postgame 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 the $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The Jumbo Shrimp are wearing red "Bold City" jerseys for every Friday home game this season.

Sgt. Scampi the Bat Dog: Sgt. Scampi, from the local nonprofit K9s For Warriors (more at www.k9sforwarriors.org), serves as the team's bat dog for the bottom of the third inning at each Friday home game during the 2017 season.

 

Miller Lite Happy Hour, presented in part by Wild Wing Café: Miller Lite $1 beers and $1 off craft beer specials are available in the new Craft Cave near the third-base gate from gates opening until 7:30 p.m. at every Friday home game.

Wheel House Chef's Table: In the suite-level lounge open to all fans, the new Chef's Table serves premium items at a buffet for Friday and Saturday night games. Fans may purchase individual visits to the buffet line for $15 per plate.

Media Sponsor: Renda Broadcasting 

 

Saturday, May 27, 6:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.)

Prawn Prize: 121 Financial Golf Hat Giveaway: The first 1,000 fans receive a Jumbo Shrimp Ben Hogan-style golf hat courtesy of 121 Financial Credit Union.

Golf Night with the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation: The Jumbo Shrimp are proud to host the Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation for a night of golf-themed fun and fundraising. Fans are encouraged to wear golf shirts, pants, hats, knickers, and other crazy golf attire. For kids, there will be a free four-hole mini golf course set up in the Wolfson Children's Hospital Kids Zone.

Wheel House Chef's Table: In the suite-level lounge open to all fans, the new Chef's Table serves premium items at a buffet for Friday and Saturday night games. Fans may purchase individual visits to the buffet line for $15 per plate.

 

Sunday, May 28, 6:35 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

Navy Mutual Military Appreciation Day: Presented by Navy Mutual Life Insurance, veterans, active, retired and former military and their dependents receive free general admission or reserved tickets. All attendees with the military member must be present, and the member show an active military or veteran ID, at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office to receive free tickets. The Jumbo Shrimp will wear their camo jerseys in honor of the military.

Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday: Kids can feel like the pros before each Sunday home game, as families can play catch on the field at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases. Each Sunday features FREE face painting and balloon animals.

MiLB Sun Safety Initiative Day: Learn about keeping your skin safe while enjoying summertime at the ballpark.

Ninja Turtle Day: Meet Ninja Turtle characters at the ballpark!

Media Sponsor: Channel 4 The Local Station

 

Season-long promotions include:

$5 general admission tickets: fans can get into any game this season for just $5!

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

$2 hot dogs: a ballpark tradition will be just $2 at every game!

Tickets are available at www.jaxshrimp.com, by calling (904) 358-2846, or by visiting the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office, which will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, noon Sunday and 9 a.m. daily during the week.

 

ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are beginning a new era of affordable family fun with the 2017 season presented by Community First Credit Union at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. With a new lineup of ticket and group options, there is a reason for everyone to get part of the action by calling the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visiting www.jaxshrimp.com.

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