A Pitch Perfect Weekend in Jacksonville
Get your cheering shoes on because it’s time for Jacksonville’s favorite sports teams to bring on the action and return to the field for a pitch perfect weekend!
April brings back a hometown favorite ready to show off after a Championship winning season. The Jacksonville Suns, the 2014 Southern League Champions, are ready to kick of the 2015 season with a match against their Major League Baseball affiliate, the Miami Marlins, on April 4 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The special exhibition game promises to bring out all the teams’ stars and all the local fanatics. Then on April 9, the Suns begin their regular season with opening night against the Jackson Generals and will go on to play 20 consecutive games at home during the month. Be sure to check out a game, cheer for the home team and enjoy one of their many promotions including the Thursday Night Throw Down with $1 beers and the 50 cent Family Feast Nights. Suns tickets can be purchased online.
After enjoying America’s favorite pastime, discover Jacksonville’s newest team and passion, The Armada Football Club. Enjoy a powerful soccer match and see the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville transformed throughout the season into a professional soccer stadium filled with screaming fans, and some of the best players in the North American Soccer League. To officially kick off the season, The Armada is hosting a fleet event to get fans excited on April 4. The Can-Doo Festival will be a pre-match party like no other before in the city, with live music, craft beers, food trucks and musical headliners O.A.R. Tickets for the Festival and the first game of the season at EverBank Field are on sale now.
And that’s not all… Jacksonville is also home to several major track events this spring that will bring competitors and fans from across the nation to our city. UNF’s state-of-the-arts Hodges Stadium will be the perfect venue to host the runners and athletes that are ready to break some records and make history in Jacksonville. Everyone is invited to witness the games taking place in our city including the Florida High School Athletics Association Track & Field Finals State High School Championship Event, NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Preliminary Round Championships, the USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships and the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships.
So get your team’s colors ready and come cheer on the action in Jax!