Lacrosse resembles hockey without the rink, skates, or rage fueled by crushed dreams of ice-dancing stardom. Take in a warmer, cheerier sport with this GrouponLive deal to see the Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Classic at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Friday, April 27, starting at 5:30 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. For $12, you get one lacrosse package (up to a $25.50 total value), which includes:
- One G-Pass for general-admission end-zone seating in sections 110–118 (up to a $20.50 value, including all ticketing 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. Admission is valid to see both of the event’s games:
- Virginia Cavaliers versus Penn Quakers at 5:30 p.m.
- Duke Blue Devils versus Denver Pioneers at 8 p.m.
- One issue of Inside Lacrosse magazine (a $5 value)<p>
Sports Authority Field’s turf trembles beneath the stampeding cleats of the teams in the Mile High Classic, which will showcase some of the country’s best collegiate lacrosse in a precursor to May’s NCAA Tournament. As reigning national champions, the top-ranked Virginia Cavaliers sprint into the event with last season’s national and ACC Player of the Year, Steele Stanwick, whose average of nearly five points per game is among the nation’s elite in 2012. The Penn Quakers, meanwhile, roll into the Centennial State with a chance to boost their national ranking by ousting the Cavaliers or carving “Quakers #1” into nearby mountainsides.
When the stadium’s lights flicker on for the second match of the double-header, the Denver Pioneers roll onto the field representing a local, rising lacrosse powerhouse. Attacker Mark Matthews leads the Pioneers alongside a stinging defense that causes opposing offenses to fold like a lawn chair with a bad poker face. Seeking to foil a Pioneers’ hometown victory, the Duke Blue Devils will try to amass momentum toward the postseason, in which they won a national title in 2010.
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.
1701 Bryant St.
Denver, Colorado 80204