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Jumbo Shrimp, City of Jacksonville Agree to Long-Term Ballpark Lease Extension

PRESS RELEASE – The Jacksonville City Council officially approved a new lease extension for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on Tuesday. The agreement, which confirms the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s long-term commitment to the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, is an extension of the current working agreement and goes into effect immediately. The Jumbo Shrimp franchise, previously the Suns (1970-1984, 1991-2016) and Expos (1985-1990), has called the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville home since it opened for the 2003 season. The Jumbo Shrimp have committed to playing baseball at the ballpark through at least the 2033 season with this 10-year extension.

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Jumbo Shrimp to Host Shrimp & Suds Craft Beer Festival

PRESS RELEASE – Jacksonville no longer has to wait for the Jumbo Shrimp baseball season to enjoy ballpark fare and beverages. On Saturday, March 10, the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville will again play host to the Shrimp & Suds Craft Beer Festival, this year presented in part by Destroyer Promotional Products, LLC. Guests will be able to enjoy unlimited free samples of craft beers, including those from Northeast Florida’s local breweries.

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Shrimp Neck Pillow wins MiLB Promo of the Month

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s (Double-A, Southern League) Neck Pillow Giveaway was selected as Minor League Baseball’s Promotion of the Month for June, announced by the Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar on Thursday.  Read more here.

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Jumbo Shrimp Introduce Bat Dog, Will Unveil Second Mascot Tonight

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are putting the final touches on their roster for their opening homestand, signing Sgt. Scampi, from K9s For Warriors, as the team’s bat dog for a designated half inning at each Friday home game during the 2017 season.  Read press release here.  Read about second mascot unveiling here.

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Jumbo Shrimp Announce Name the Mascot Contest

PRESS RELEASE – The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are asking fans to help name the new Shrimp mascot, who is presented by Tom Bush Family of Dealerships and will be unveiled on Opening Night, Wednesday, April 12, at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The contest winner will receive season tickets and a chance to participate in the unveiling ceremony. Continue reading

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Jumbo Shrimp Add Four to Front Office

jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-logoPRESS RELEASE – The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are opening the new year with four recently added staff members, and two continuing staff in new positions, as the club prepares for the 2017 Southern League season and the first Jumbo Shrimp game at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Wednesday, April 12, at 7:05 p.m. Continue reading

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Jacksonville Suns Become ‘Jumbo Shrimp’

jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-logoThe Jacksonville Suns (Double-A, Southern League) officially became the Jumbo Shrimp today, as the team unveiled a new branding package and uniforms. View logos and uniforms via Facebook and TwitterView press release here.

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