Arena football is the ultimate sport, as it incorporates the fast pace of basketball, the timely precision of baseball, and the full-contact aggression of wrestling down purse snatchers in food courts. Unleash the beast with this GrouponLive deal.
- One G-Pass to see the San Jose SaberCats home opener against the Philadelphia Soul
- When: Sunday, March 23, at 5 p.m.
- Where: SAP Center
- Door time: 4 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- $9 for upper-level seating in section 215 or 216 (an $18.75 value)
- $9 for non-club corner seating in sections 103–104, 112–113, 117–118, or 126–127 (an $18.75 value)
- $9 for non-club endzone seating in section 110, rows 20 and 22–24 (an $18.75 value)
- $12 for endzone seating in sections 106–107 or 109–110, rows 10, 12, 14, 15 and 16 (a $25.50 value)
- $14 for corner club seating in sections 103–104, 112, 117, or 126–127 (a $28 value)
- $14 for non-club sideline seating in sections 101–102, 114–116, or 128 (a $28 value)
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app..
On March 23, the three-time ArenaBowl champion SaberCats pounce into a new season during their home opener at the SAP Center. A year ago, the SaberCats were one of Arena Football's best teams, compiling a 13–5 record en route to a playoff appearance. Despite a loss to the eventual champion Arizona Rattlers, San Jose's season saw the emergence of several stars, including wide receiver Jason Willis, who found the endzone 35 times without once stopping to ask for directions. In just over two weeks, Willis and the potent SaberCats offense look to begin their march toward ArenaBowl XXVII against the Philadelphia Soul—a squad that won the only match-up between these two teams last season.
San Jose SaberCats
The San Jose SaberCats were a part of professional sports history even before they stepped on the field. On October 26, 1994, San Jose, along with four other cities, earned the approval of the Arena Football League to create an expansion franchise. The five-team expansion was one of the largest seen in American professional sports; not since the NHL added six teams in 1967 had a league experienced such growth. They chose the SaberCats moniker to pay homage to the large prehistoric predators known to stalk the hills of California in search of mankind's first dentists.
With a heated fan base behind them, the SaberCats refused to let that first headline be their sole achievement. Under head coach Todd Shell, the 1995 SaberCats went on to win eight games and their division as an expansion team, a feat no other AFL team has repeated. Since then, the boys in green have launched the careers of many notable players and won three ArenaBowl championships, the most recent in 2007.