The sport of basketball has held a firm place among America's most beloved pastimes ever since it spun off from the popular breakfast spread NBA Jam. Spread your friends across a row of seats with this Groupon to see the Atlanta Dream play at Philips Arena. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $20, you get two tickets for seating in sections 101, 102, 106, 107, 112, 113, 117, or 118—marked in light blue on the seating chart (a $50.60 value).
- For $40, you get two tickets for seating in sections 103–105 or 114–116—marked in purple on the seating chart (a $93.20 value).
For either seating option, choose between the following games:
- Against the New York Liberty on Friday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m.
- Against the Indiana Fever on Sunday, May 27, at 3 p.m.
All options include a postgame autograph session with a player to be determined.
After two consecutive but fruitless appearances in the WNBA finals, the Atlanta Dream enter the season hungry for one more chance to claim their first franchise championship. After taking on the New York Liberty during the home opener on May 25, the team squares off on the 27 against the Indiana Fever, the top seed in the Eastern Conference going into last year's playoffs. Anchoring the Dream's roster this year, All-Star forward Angel McCoughtry—who averaged 21.6 points per game in 2011—punishes defenders in the paint, and rebound queen Erika de Souza keeps frightened balls from hiding in the stands. When Groupon customers receive their tickets, a voucher will direct them to a postgame autograph session, where Dream players sign prized memorabilia or nachos from the arena's concession stands.
It didn't take long for the Atlanta Dream to establish themselves as one of the WNBA's premier organizations. The team played their first game in 2008. The Dream made their first playoff appearance a year later and captured back-to-back conference titles in the following seasons. In establishing that winning tradition, the Dream also instituted a fast-paced style of play that consistently lands them at or near the top of league in scoring and breaking the sound barrier. Of course, it doesn't hurt to feature some of the world's top players, a fact backed up when two Dream players were invited to represent their home countries in London last summer.