Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Overview

Fast facts

League: Southern League

Head Coach: Randy Ready

Team Mascot: Scampi and Southpaw

Year Opened: 2003

Capacity: 11000

City / State: Jacksonville / Florida

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Rival Team: Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Don’t miss it when the Jumbo Shrimp take on in-state rivals Pensacola. There are always a lot of bragging rights on the line when these two meet, so make sure to be in attendance when the Jumbo Shrimp take on the Blue Wahoos.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Tailgate Guide


The people of Jacksonville show off their tailgating skills on Sundays throughout the fall, so you know you’ll be in for a fun time when tailgating before a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game. The Baseball Grounds are located right next door to the Jaguars’ home EverBank Field providing you with plenty of space to tailgate. You’ll still want to arrive early though to get the most out of your visit as the spaces close to the Baseball Grounds go quickly.

Arrive early and enjoy a full evening of tailgating with Jumbo Shrimp fans before the game as Jacksonville is one of the best destinations for traditional tailgating in the Southern League.


Brick Facade

Enjoy the Baseball Grounds’ brick facade, which gives a nice retro feel to the park as you make your way into the stadium. The nice looking exterior presents a good photo opportunity as well for fans visiting the ballpark from outside the Jacksonville area.

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Where to tailgate

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Stadium Guide

In Game

Baseball fans and non-baseball fans alike will enjoy attending a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game. If you love baseball, then you’ll have a fantastic time catching a game at the Baseball Grounds, which feature excellent sight lines all over the park. You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to see future Miami Marlins stars take the field as well.

Non-baseball fans, on the other hand, will enjoy the wealth of family entertainment available throughout the ballpark. The Jumbo Shrimp’s lovable mascot Southpaw entertains the crowd during breaks in the action, and the playground in left field is perfect for keeping kids entertained during the game. There is even a putting green for adults who are looking for something to do besides watch the game.

Another thing that makes attending a Jumbo Shrimp game a fantastic event is the fan support found at the Baseball Grounds. The Jumbo Shrimp have built up a fairly rabid fan base over the years creating a fun and somewhat intense atmosphere that is absent at some minor league ballparks.

The opportunity to see future major league stars, the wealth of family entertainment, and the diehard Jumbo Shrimp fans make attending a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game a fun experience for anyone in the Jacksonville area.

Things to check out

Kids’ Play Area

Take the kids to the play area in left field to allow them to work out their excess energy. Here you’ll find lots to keep them entertained including a playground, bounce house, and other inflatables.

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Putting Green

At the Baseball Grounds, you can work on your short game while watching the game. The ballpark features a putting green, so stop by and golf for a bit during the game.


Keep an eye out for the Jumbo Shrimp’s new mascot Scampi. Fans young and old love Scampi and his antics, so don’t miss him during your trip to the Baseball Grounds.

Souvenir Store

Pick up a souvenir from the Souvenir Store. The Souvenir Store offers a wide selection of Jumbo Shrimp gear including t-shirts, caps, foam fingers, and more. No matter what kind of Jumbo Shrimp merchandise you're looking for you’ll likely find it here.

Kids Run the Bases

Following Sunday games, kids can run the bases at the Baseball Grounds. If your kid has ever wanted to get on the field at a professional baseball game, then this is their chance to live their dream, so take advantage of this fun opportunity.

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Bring Your Dog to the Park

Those of you who hate leaving your dog at home will love Dog Days at the Baseball Grounds. During Dog Days, you can bring your four-legged friend to the park creating a memorable experience.

Longest Home Run in Stadium History

Make sure to see where Joel Guzman hit the longest home run in Baseball Grounds history. The spot is marked with an X and is a must-see for anyone attending a Jumbo Shrimps game.

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Hot Corner

If you’re holding a group event and want to sit close to the field, then reserve your spot in the Hot Corner. The Hot Corner puts you on top of the action down the third base line and features a drink rail and swivel seats making it a perfect place to take in the game and have a few beers.

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Palm Tree Pavilion

Enjoy a 90-minute all-you-can-eat buffet at the Palm Tree Pavilion. The Palm Tree Pavilion is an excellent group outing option or groups of 26 or more and presents an excellent place to socialize and watch the game.

Sky Decks

The Sky Decks give you the opportunity to watch the game from the suite level vantage point and provide plenty of shade making them a fantastic way to experience a game. You’ll also receive an all-you-can-eat buffet when booking a Sky Deck making it a great option for any group.

Lower Deck Parties

A Lower Deck Party features a picnic buffet as well as seats close to the field making it a fun way to enjoy a Jumbo Shrimp game.

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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Bars & Restaurants

  1. Island Girl Downtown


    Sophisticated nightspot featuring a wide selection of cigars, craft beer, wine & live-music nights.

    11 Ocean St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Dos Gatos

    Dos Gatos

    Jacksonville’s original cocktail lounge.

    123 E Forsyth St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Engine 15 Brewing

    Engine 15 beer

    One of the best sources of cold and great-tasting beer.

    1500 Beach Blvd #217, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Intuition Ale Works

    Intuition Ale Works beer

    All drinks are expertly crafted by Intuition Ale Works that assures the best tasting beers for you.

    929 E Bay St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. That Bar at the Arena

    Jacksonville Sports Tavern beer

    One of the best hang out spots in Jacksonville because of their pool table and great selection of beers.

    234 A Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  6. Tailgate Bar & Grill

    beer bottles

    Great friends, Great drinks, Great atmosphere, Great game day!

    441 Haines St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  7. Jax Touchdown Grill

    Luigis fries

    Luigi’s Touchdown Grill stands out for its unique recipe of football, fresh food, and cold beer.

    1803 E Duval St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  8. Chart House

    Chart House

    An amazing restaurant that serves seafood & steak.

    1501 Riverplace Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  9. MOJO Bar-B-Que

    Mojo Q

    Casual chain for Southern fare serving Texas-style favorites.

    1607 University Blvd W, Jacksonville, FL 32207, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  10. Russ Doe’s Sandwich Shop

    Sundowners Family Restaurant Sandwich

    Simple yet absolutely filling

    1745 E Church St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $