Great news for the city of Jacksonville, the Jumbo Shrimp, and baseball fans throughout northeast Florida: The Jumbo Shrimp will remain in Jacksonville through at least March 2043 after the club signed an extended ballpark lease with the City of Jacksonville.
As with any such agreement, it has to be ratified by City Council, but that seems to be just a formality at this point. If you listen to Jumbo Shrimp owner Ken Babby, he sure seems to think so:
“We are thrilled to cement this lease extension to keep the Jumbo Shrimp at 121 Financial Ballpark,” said Jumbo Shrimp owner Ken Babby in a statement. “We want to thank the City of Jacksonville and ASM Global for continuing this wonderful partnership. 121 Financial Ballpark has been a staple of the affordable family fun experience for fans of Crustacean Nation, and we look forward to it continuing to do so for many years in the future.”Ken Babby, Jumbo Shrimp owner
So break out the party hats and celebrate everyone! We will be watching the Boys of Summer in Jax for a long time to come. (20)43 ‘Til Infinity.