Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights April 4-8
JACKSONVILLE, FL. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union opens at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Jackson Generals, Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, for a five-game series from April 4 through Sunday, April 8 with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:
Thursday, April 4, 7:05 p.m. (Gate open at 6 p.m.)
Opening Day presented by Firehouse Subs and Rimrock Devlin: The Jumbo Shrimp will host a Street Carnival from 4 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. with a rock wall, game truck, face painter, vendors, DJ and stage and life-size games to help celebrate Opening Day. Also among the pregame festivities is the Navy Band Southeast, which will play the National Anthem. During the Seventh Inning Stretch, Google Street View will take a panorama of the entire ballpark from the pitcher’s mound. The Jumbo Shrimp’s game-used road gray jerseys will be auctioned online at www.jaxshrimp.com throughout the entire homestand. Following the game is the first of a Baseball Grounds-record 22 fireworks shows. The Jumbo Shrimp’s Opening Day is not included in the club’s Budweiser Thirsty Thursday promotion.
Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by Crawford Electric: The first 5,000 fans receive a 2019 Jumbo Shrimp magnet schedule.
Friday, April 5, 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, as well as $1 off all craft beer at the Craft Cave near the third-base gate.
Media Sponsor: Renda (Gator/WEJZ)
Saturday, April 6, 6:35 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
Fan Design Jumbo Shrimp T-Shirt Giveaway presented by 121 Financial and Atlantic Self Storage: The first 2,000 fans receive a Jumbo Shrimp T-shirt designed by fan Toni Pepe, who will also throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
Saturday Night Fireworks presented by 121 Financial and Atlantic Self Storage: The first seven Saturdays of the 2019 season (through June 22) feature postgame fireworks! Don’t miss a single fireworks show by purchasing the Jumbo Shrimp’s Fireworks+Plus ticket package.
Baseball Registers to Vote Night presented by your Duval County Supervisor of Elections: Stop by the Duval County Supervisor of Elections table on the main concourse to get information on when and where to vote, as well as registration deadlines!
Sunday, April 7, 3:05 p.m. (Gates open at 2 p.m.)
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 show and movie characters roaming the park. “Paw Patrol’s” Chase and Sky will be around on April 7 at the Baseball Grounds and following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases.
Kids Opening Day: Kids will take over the ballpark on the first Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday of the season. From a ceremonial first pitch to singing the National Anthem, taking out the lineup card at home plate, guest public address announcing and emceeing and leading the Launch-A-Ball countdown, the Jumbo Shrimp will make sure their first Sunday home game is all about kids.
Monday, April 8, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home with Jacksonville Sister Cities Association: The Jumbo Shrimp partner with local nonprofits at each Jumbo Shrimp Monday home game through the season. Jacksonville Sister Cities Association (www.jsca.org) will raise funds through ticket sales and the Launch-A-Ball promotion. 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.
Halfway To Oktoberfest: Join the Jumbo Shrimp for Halfway To Oktoberfest with a celebration of great food, music and beer. Yuengling 16 oz. cans will be half-price and the first 200 fans will receive a Jumbo Shrimp beer stein.
Bracket Buster Monday: The Jumbo Shrimp are inviting all fans to bring their busted NCAA Tournament bracket to the Baseball Grounds box office in exchange for a free general admission ticket (reserved seat upgrade available) and hot dog voucher.
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 for $2: A ballpark tradition is just $2 at every game!
The Jumbo Shrimp debit card presented by Community First Credit Union: Benefits include 10% 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.
Due to multiple events at the sports complex, parking around the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville through the Jumbo Shrimp’s initial homestand will be $10 at city-owned/SMG operated parking lots.
UP NEXT: Opening Day for the Jumbo Shrimp in 2019 is Thursday, April 4, against the Jackson Generals at the Baseball Grounds Jacksonville. Season tickets, mini plans, and corporate outings are on sale now. Visit www.jaxshrimp.com or phone 904-358-2846 to secure yours today.
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.