PRESS RELEASE – Jacksonville’s longest tenured professional sports franchise has entered into an agreement to play in a stadium bearing the name of one of Jacksonville’s longest continually-operating credit unions. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and 121 Financial Credit Union (pronounced “One to One”) have agreed to terms on a long-term naming rights agreement for the ballpark, pending Jacksonville City Council approval expected ahead of the 2020 season.
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PRESS RELEASE – Fast Forward Sports Group, LLC, led by Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp owner Ken Babby, has promoted Harold Craw from the role of general manager to the club’s executive vice president/general manager, the club announced Wednesday.
Affordable family fun is returning to the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville for the 2019 season presented by Community First Credit Union, as the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp revealed their promotional schedule that begins on Opening Night on Thursday, April 4. On May 11, the Jumbo Shrimp will host “Vice Night.” The team will be wearing specialty Jumbo Shrimp Vice Night jerseys that will be auctioned off during the game. Fans will have the opportunity to get their picture taken with Crockett and Tub(b)s, as they’ll be on the concourse for a meet and greet during the game. Read more here and here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
PRESS 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
Baseball fans got a preview of the new Tiki Terrace in left field and other improvements at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, home of the Jacksonville Suns (Double-A, Southern League), as the University of Florida Gators took on the Florida State Seminoles Tuesday evening. View photo gallery here.
PRESS RELEASE – Before hosting a Jacksonville Suns game for the first time April 7, the team’s new ownership, along with the City of Jacksonville and SMG, are enhancing guest areas around the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The team announced the projects at a press conference Tuesday afternoon near the construction site of a left-field Tiki Terrace. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Today the Jacksonville Suns announced Harold Craw as its new general manager. Craw recently completed his 14th season in professional sports as the assistant general manager of the Chattanooga Lookouts. Today also marks the completion of the franchise’s sale between new owner Ken Babby and long-time owner Peter Bragan, Jr. Continue reading