Covid-19 V.S. Jacksonville Sports
Covid-19 has seemed to have taken a huge toll on the sports community world wide. However we wanted to let you know how each Jacksonville pro team/ university is dealing with this nationwide pandemic. Deals, season info, and ways you can help support your local sports teams.
Table of Contents
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Jacksonville Giants
- Jacksonville Armada FC
- Jacksonville Icemen
- Jacksonville Sharks
- Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
- University of North Florida
- Jacksonville University
- Edward Waters College
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars season ended December 29th, 2019 so they have practically been untouched by this pandemic. However, there 2020-21 season is right around the corner and it doesn’t seem like there is a definite answer whether or not the NFL will be playing by that point. With Coronavirus numbers increasing it look like their season could potentially be delayed or even canceled entirely. As a big Jaguars fan I hope that this isn’t the case but also want everyone in the NFL and our fan base in Jacksonville, Florida to stay safe. The Jaguars haven’t posted anything on their social media about the questions regarding their upcoming season.
2. Jacksonville Giants
The Jacksonville Giants were on course to have another championship ring presented to them however their season was canceled right before the playoffs began for the ABA. The Jacksonville Giants finished the season 25-1 overall 2nd out of over 150 teams in the nation. The Jacksonville Giants since their season has canceled has put out hopeful videos encouraging their fans to stay safe, and to take advantage of time with loved ones. Their next season begins in November and they are hopeful that they will be able to begin play by then.
3. Jacksonville Armada FC
The Jacksonville Armada FC 2020 Season was set to begin in May and end in August however with everything going on their season was canceled. The Armada have been engaging fans by streaming online video game soccer matches on their twitch channel in April and more recently announced a huge partnership with Puma
4. Jacksonville Icemen
The Jacksonville Icemen were only 7 home games away from their regular season ending when their season was canceled. Read more here- https://904sports.com/jacksonville-icemen-receive-1-million-gift-from-city/
They have been offering amazing deals on their social media platforms. Including a 4th of July Flash Sale. Make sure to follow them to take advantage of all of their offers and to help support them as well. Lastly they have been keeping fans engaged through their online series “Inside the Igloo” where they more recently interviewed a new addition to their team, Ian Mckinnon.
5. Jacksonville Sharks
The Jacksonville Sharks season was delayed and then finally canceled on June 12th, 2020. The NAL official statement said “Although we have worked hard to save the current season, it is with deep regret that we are announcing the cancellation of the 2020 National Arena League season.” Since the season being canceled they have been engaging fans through social media with a series called “Shark ID”, and also shouting out their sponsors. On July 1st they announced on their website about a ticket bonus for their fans to take advantage of, and you can read more about that here- http://www.jaxsharks.com/news/?article_id=1561
6. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season has been shelved as well. As the MILB stated in their newsletter on June 30th. In the newsletter is says that the MLB will not be providing its affiliated Minor League teams with players for the 2020 season. With the season gone the Jumbo Shrimp have been working hard to keep engaged but socially distanced with it’s fans. With sold out Bingo nights and another one this Friday 7/10/20.
7. University of North Florida
The University of North Florida Spring sports were all canceled mid to end of season, and are questionable as the Fall/ Winter season quickly approaches. Sports that may be impacted in the fall include Soccer, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, and Swimming.
8. Jacksonville University
Jacksonville University Spring sports were all canceled mid to end of season, and are questionable as the Fall/ Winter season quickly approaches. Sports that may be impacted in the fall include Soccer, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, and Rowing.
9. Edward Waters College
Edward Waters College Spring sports were all canceled mid to end of season, and are questionable as the Fall/ Winter season quickly approaches. Sports that may be impacted in the fall include Soccer, Basketball, Cross Country, and Volleyball. The Edward Waters College Football team is the only college football program left in Jacksonville, Florida, and are still planning on debuting their new community football field this fall.