Baseball enthusiasts can’t properly behold the glorious seventh-inning stretch in a crowded living room, as there’s usually someone standing on the coffee table getting his forehead rhythmically slammed by the ceiling fan. Catch a game in comfort with today's deal: for $7, you get one reserved box ticket to an upcoming Fort Worth Cats game (up to a $14 value) at the historic LaGrave Field. Purchase up to 10 tickets to use throughout the summer schedule or to use all at once for a single-game gathering.
After advancing to five playoff series in the past six years—three of which evolved into league championships—the Fort Worth Cats are back and ready to make a run at a fourth title. Join the Cats for a casual afternoon or a calm summer night of baseball bliss, backdropped by the distant Fort Worth skyline just beyond right field. In reserved box seats behind home plate and the dugout, you and your mitted mates will enjoy a full panoramic view of the field from the batter's perspective. Game excitement is complemented by team mascot Dodger, who can be seen shaking his tail fur between innings and getting into more wacky antics than other cats that lazily roll in lasagna. Wave hello to Dodger, or flag down his edible counterpart, the hot-dog man, during a day of all-ages fun.
The Fort Worth Cats offer discounted tickets at certain times of the week that may be a better value than this deal; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
Fort Worth Cats
As legend has it, an 1875 article in the Dallas Herald claimed that a live panther was spotted walking the streets of Fort Worth. The city soon became known as the "The Panther City," so when Fort Worth's first minor-league baseball team was founded, in 1888, calling it the "Panthers"—rather than, say, the "Fighting Dandelions"—just made sense. Over the years, journalists shortened the club's nickname to the "Cats," and the team dominated the Texas League through the first part of the 20th Century, at one point winning six consecutive league titles in the 1920s.
After bouncing between affiliations with several MLB teams, the Cats disbanded in 1964. However, the Cats returned in 2002, almost immediately reliving the success of the previous century and capturing three straight titles from 2005–07. Despite never adopting the Panther name, the modern-day Cats have never lost sight of their history, as evidenced by mascot "Dodger" and LaGrave Field's classic design.