Like cliff diving or ferret ownership, football is an endeavour best watched from the sidelines. Witness acts of bodily bravery with this GrouponLive deal to see the Edmonton Eskimos' 2012 home pre-season game against the BC Lions at Commonwealth Stadium on Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $21, you get one G-Pass for bronze-section seating (up to a $40.75 value, including all fees).
- For $25, you get one G-Pass for silver-section seating (up to a $51.75 value, including all fees).
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Though their uniforms are green and gold, the Eskimos see nothing but red as they play their home pre-season game against the BC Lions. Last season, the Lions' explosive offence prevented the Esks from hoisting their 14th Grey Cup—and first since 2005—when BC knocked Edmonton out of the playoffs in the second round. After finishing tied for fourth in receiving yards and combining for 12 touchdowns, sure-handed slotbacks Adarius Bowman and Fred Stamps return to the Eskimos huddle to share all the cool bugs they found with the team. On defence, lineman Marcus Howard looks to build on his rookie campaign, when he struck fear in opposing quarterbacks by crushing them with 11 total sacks.
Before the home team exacts revenge on the gridiron, a select group of fans carries out the pregame ritual of raising the 13th Eskimo flag, after which the whole crowd joins in rousing renditions of the team fight song. Between plays, mascots Nanook and Punter and the Eskimos Cheer Team keep up the frenzied atmosphere at Commonwealth Stadium—the largest venue in the CFL, almost surpassing the giant human chessboard the House of Commons uses to settle debates.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.