By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
There have been many guarantees in sports. Most famously, former New York Rangers center Mark Messier made a guarantee a win in 1994 en route to the Stanley Cup Championship.
The Jacksonville Sharks in the Arena Football League are taking a similar gamble. However, there is no playoff guarantee attached here.
The Sharks made their guarantee on Facebook with ramifications on next week’s Monday Night Football against the New Orleans VooDoo. The VooDoo has not won in nearly two months.
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The VooDoo last won a game on May 17th.
“It’s been a different kind of season for us this year, so we thought we’d do a different type of ticket deal for our fans,” Sharks Vice President of Ticketing and Owner Steve Curran said. “We didn’t forget about our great season ticket holders, as they will receive a voucher for a free ticket to any game next year. This voucher will be included in their 2015 season ticket package if we lose this game.
“When we beat the VooDoo, all fans who purchased single-game tickets for that game will get $5 off tickets for the July 26 game against the KISS. Shark fans can’t lose either way.”
If the Sharks beat the VooDoo, the fans will receive $5 dollars off to the season finale against the Los Angeles KISS.
If the Sharks do not win against the VooDoo on July 14, all fans who purchased single-game tickets to that game will receive one free ticket to the Sharks’ July 26 game against Los Angeles.
The promotion is only for single game tickets that are purchased for the July 14th game. No complimentary tickets are included in the offer.
In addition, free tickets to the KISS game are subject to availability and does not guarantee a seat, and the team will attempt to give the fans tickets for the same price as the original ticket.
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“Nobody is pleased about how this season has gone, but we can still make the playoffs and even have an outside shot at winning the South Division for a fifth straight year,” Sharks Operating Manager and Owner Jeff Bouchy said. “We believe in our team and are putting our money where our mouths are.”
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