Like cliff diving or ferret ownership, football is an endeavor best watched from the sidelines. Witness acts of bodily bravery with this GrouponLive deal to see the Cleveland Gladiators at Quicken Loans Arena. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $18, you get a seat in the lower-level corner sections (a $37.32 value).
- For $25, you get a seat in the green-sideline sections (a $50.18 value).
For each option, choose between the following games:
- Against the Pittsburgh Power on Friday, June 8, at 8 p.m.
- Against the Milwaukee Mustangs on Friday, June 29, at 8 p.m.
High-octane and high-scoring Arena Football League action is played indoors on a 50-yard field with rebound nets, which not only serve to protect fans from flying footballs and kamikaze butterflies, but also to keep askew kicks and misplaced passes in play. The Cleveland Gladiators' roster is packed with accomplished college athletes and former NFL players who have mastered the minutiae of the league, ensuring a home team worthy of devoted fandom and a 12-minute fight song performed by the Roman Philharmonic in Latin.
The Cleveland Gladiators look to topple American Conference East Division rivals the Pittsburgh Power and Milwaukee Mustangs, both of whom were readily handled earlier in the season. Like a selfish child playing Twister, the Gladiators' defense doesn't allow anybody else on the board, giving up some of the fewest points-against in the league. The peppy Cleveland Gladiators Kickoff Crew and the Goddesses dance team, which will perform a halftime routine that will keep spectators rooted in their seats, provide entertainment and nonstop enthusiasm. Children might even meet Rudi the lion, the friendly Gladiators mascot.
Green seating for Gladiators games runs along each sideline, giving fans a profile perspective of play, and lower-level corner seating flanks the field.
From 1992–1994, the Cleveland Thunderbolts gave the city its first taste of Arena Football League action. And while the taste was but a tease at the time—the team disbanded at the end of the 1994 season—AFL fans eventually would see a return to revelry in 2008 with the arrival of the Gladiators, a team that bounced around the country like a rock band on pogo sticks before diggin’ in their cleats at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. In their first official season, the Gladiators introduced themselves in grand fashion by advancing to the franchise's first-ever conference championship game—a tough loss, to the eventual league champion Philadelphia Soul, that’s since stood as the squad’s humbling reminder of the unending effort required to achieve league dominance.