Jumbo Shrimp Clinch Playoff Spot
If you live near downtown Jacksonville and heard Some Loud Noises and Saw Some Fireworks, Do NOT BE SCARED. Teams do that when they hit the POST SEASON, and tonight the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Did JUST THAT.
With a win over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Thursday night, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are going to the playoffs as the Southern League South Division second-half champions in their inaugural season presented by Community First Credit Union, which also presents the Jumbo Shrimp’s 2017 playoff run. Tickets for the first home playoff game – which will include postgame fireworks – on Friday, Sept. 8, are now available at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office. Both tickets and playoff merchandise are available online at www.jaxshrimp.com.
Jumbo Shrimp ticket plan holders can reserve their seats for Friday, Sept. 8, and all potential home playoff games presented by Community First Credit Union by calling (904) 358-2846 or at the box office, which opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, noon on Sunday game days and 9 a.m. daily during the week for in-person and phone orders at (904) 358-2846. Individual tickets for potential home games beyond Friday, Sept. 8 – all of which will have postgame fireworks – will go on sale once the given home game is necessary.
The South Division Championship Series best-of-five playoff schedule will be:
Game 1 Wednesday Sept. 6, 7:35 p.m. EDT at Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium
Game 2 Thursday Sept. 7, 7:35 p.m. EDT at Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium
Game 3 Friday Sept. 8, 7:05 p.m. EDT vs. Pensacola Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Game 4* Saturday* Sept. 9, 6:05 p.m. EDT* vs. Pensacola Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Game 5* Sunday* Sept. 10, 6:35 p.m. EDT* vs. Pensacola Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
The potential BC – Southern League Championship Series best-of-five schedule would begin two days after both divisional rounds have concluded. Jacksonville would host the first two games and play on the road for the remainder of the series.
Game 1 Sunday/Monday/Tuesday, Sept. 10, 11, or 12 vs. North Champion Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Game 2 Day following Game 1 vs. North Champion Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Games 3, 4*, 5* Following Travel Day between Games 2 & 3 at North Champion Chattanooga or Montgomery
Game dates and times are subject to change based on weather, travel and length of the prior series.
The Jumbo Shrimp have four regular season home dates remaining Friday through Monday, with Fan Appreciation Night presented by Atlantic Self Storage and RJ Young at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, and the season finale at 2:05 p.m. Monday.
Season ticket renewals and new packages for the 2018 season may be reserved with a nonrefundable 25 percent deposit by calling a Jumbo Shrimp account representative at (904) 358-2846 or at the box office.
UP NEXT: The Jumbo Shrimp continue their final regular season series with Pensacola at 7:05 p.m. Friday.Fans may visit any participating NAPA AutoCare Center to get a FREE general admission ticket for the game, which will be followed by NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks. The Jumbo Shrimp will wear red “Bold City” jerseys on Red Shirt Friday, and fans who wear red can save $1 per ticket at the box office, or donate the $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. for Miller Lite Happy Hour, presented in part by Wild Wing Café, with Miller Lite beer specials in the Craft Cave inside the third-base gate until 7:30 p.m. Sgt. Scampi, from local nonprofit K9s For Warriors, will again be the bat dog for an inning. The game is also presented by WEJZ Lite 96.1.
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.