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Surrounded by roaring crowds of hoops fanatics, the Erie BayHawks shoot for glory during thrilling basketball matches as the official minor-league team of the New York Knicks in the NBA Development League. Head coach Gene Cross manages a roster of young and veteran talent that recently included overnight sensation Jeremy Lin. Buzzers announce the beginning of four quarters' worth of dazzling slam dunks, three-point shots, and Final Jeopardy lightning rounds as players hone their talents in preparation for upcoming games and potential rise to the NBA ranks.

809 French Street
Erie,
PA
US

Cheer on the first-place Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, the New York Yankees' Triple-A affiliate and mahjong partners, as they seek to trounce their in-state rivals, the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs. The Yankees get their run support from catcher Jesus Montero, currently batting .327, and incisive pitching from right-hander David Phelps—whose fastball has been known to punch small holes into the space-time continuum—helping him maintain a miniscule 3.19 ERA through 42 innings pitched. Ballgame attendees wash down their hot dog with a 22-ounce Pepsi product (a $6 value) while sporting a new, limited-edition SWBY Yankees T-shirt (an $11 value) and cap (an $18 value) with which to catch foul balls or small meteors from 300-level seats (a $10 value). Stick around after the last out has been recorded for a dazzling postgame display of fireworks.

110 E 10th St
Erie,
PA
US

The Hamilton Thunderbirds, a shining star in the 92-year-old Intercounty Baseball League's galaxy, electrify baseball fans with a slate of matches against teams sourced from all corners of Ontario. The Thunderbirds, led by batting ace Chris Piano, take on the league-leading Barrie Baycats on May 29 and the second-place Brantford Red Sox on June 26, seeking to best their vaunted opponents in fielding, pitching, hitting, and downward-facing-dog poses. TBird Family Day Packs provide nine innings' worth of diversion for two adults and two children at the recently renovated, 2,700-seat Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium. While cheering on the diamond's denizens or practicing astral projection, groups can split four ballpark hot dogs and four drinks between them.

1100 Mohawk Road East
Hamilton,
ON
CA

• For $36, you get a Tiger-Cats hat (a $29.37 value, including HST) and a Bronze ticket (a $45 value before fees, or up to a $50.50 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees) to see the Tiger-Cats vs. the Montreal Alouettes on Friday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m. (up to a $79.87 total value). • For $41, you get a Tiger-Cats hat (a $29.37 value, including HST) and a Silver ticket (a $55 value before fees, or up to a $60.50 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees) to see the Tiger-Cats vs. the Montreal Alouettes on Friday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m. (up to an $89.87 total value). • For $36, you get a Tiger-Cats hat (a $29.37 value, including HST) and a Bronze ticket (a $45 value before fees, or up to a $50.50 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees) to see the Tiger-Cats vs. the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday, August 13, at 7 p.m. (up to a $79.87 total value). • For $41, you get a Tiger-Cats hat (a $29.37 value, including HST) and a Silver ticket (a $55 value before fees, or up to a $60.50 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees) to see the Tiger-Cats vs. the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday, August 13, at 7 p.m. (up to an $89.87 total value).

75 Balsam Avenue North
Hamilton,
ON
CA

Despite spending most of their 125-plus-year history as a minor-league organization, the Bisons began play as a major-league club from 1879–85. All told, nearly 3,000 players and managers have donned the Bisons uniform, including 20 who have been immortalized in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Currently, the Bisons compete every summer for an International League title, as well as the Thruway Cup—a regional- and bragging rights–based trophy chased by the Bisons, the Rochester Red Wings, and the Syracuse Chiefs. The Bisons have done half of their competing since 1988 at Coca-Cola Field, which boasts the largest video board in the minors and an infield kept moist by hoses that spray water and not soda as the field’s name would suggest.

1 James D. Griffin Plaza
Buffalo,
NY
US

The staff at Spinner’s Rink dispatch rented roller-skates to feet of all ages and skating abilities so guests can jump, whirl, and boogie across the wooden floor. Packs of rolling revelers lap an oval track under technicolor lights during open skate sessions on Saturdays and Sundays and spin with all the grace of a gyroscope trapped in a blender. On Friday nights, kids ages 16 and younger can mingle in supervised skate and dance celebrations, and adults can skate until midnight on the first Friday of each month. After mastering their dodecatuple axels, skaters replenish themselves at the rink’s snack bar with hot dogs, pizza, and soda.

164 Orchard Park Rd
Buffalo,
NY
US