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 today's side deal: for $25, you get two tickets (a $50 value) to see the Charlotte Bobcats play the Detroit Pistons during an NBA preseason game at the Colonial Life Arena on October 16, at 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) This Groupon may be redeemed for tickets at the box office starting October 15.
As the Bobcats and Pistons warm up their anti-grav tendons and sneaker squeaks for the 2010 NBA season with a preseason game, they're sure to delight fans with deft dribbles, rim-rattling body dunks, and delicious cherry turnovers. Your angled view of the court from seating sections 102–103, 107–108, 111–112, or 116–117 will provide unobstructed vantage points of the basketballers below as they sweat up their skivvies while making tricky behind-the-back punts, scoring quadruple point power-ups, and occasionally unlocking multi-ball mode.
Home to the USC Gamecocks, the Colonial Life Arena is a state-of-the-art basketball facility situated on the University of South Carolina's picturesque campus. Colonial Life Arena seats 18,000 guests and keeps them well-fed with a variety of concessions stands serving barbecue, burgers, Thai food, and smoothies. The arena also boasts high-tech audio and video systems, super-cozy seats, and a sophisticated video game console that allows you to control the players via nano-chips implanted in their cerebral cortexes. Innovations in Basketball