Arena football shrinks the playing field to half its normal size, leading to faster, more exciting games of freeze tag between downs. You’re It with this GrouponLive deal to see a Chicago Rush arena-football game against the Kansas City Command at Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Saturday, April 7, at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $28, you get two tickets for 200-level upper sideline seating (up to a $55.30 value, including all fees).
- For $38, you get two tickets for 100-level sideline seating (up to a $75.80 value, including all fees).<p>
Chasing an 11th consecutive playoff appearance—including a repeat reign as the Central Division champs—the Rush burst from the tunnel at Allstate Arena fueled by an appetite for soaring scores and punishing hits. Three-time AFL champion Bob McMillen returns to the sidelines as head coach, leading a lineup starring wide receiver “Big Play” Reggie Gray, who collected a total of 78 touchdowns in 2011, and quarterback Russ Michna, an Elk Grove native and Western Illinois alum. Defensively, linebacker Kelvin Morris rattles bones with tough tackles, and 2011 AFL Defensive Player of the Year Vic Hall stops opponents cold by intercepting passes between his teeth.
Padded walls and netted goalposts surround Allstate Arena’s 50-yard indoor gridiron, on which mascot Grabowski and the Adrenaline Rush dance team entertain crowds during breaks in the action. After the game, Rush fans can congregate at the front-row boards, where players sign autographs and T-shirt cannon nonproliferation treaties.
A member of the Arena Football League since 2001, the Chicago Rush have embodied excellence from their first year of competition. The team reached the playoffs in each of its first 10 seasons, taking home the 2006 league title in ArenaBowl XX. The Rush vie for control of the National Conference’s Central Division with the support of droves of fans and the Adrenaline Rush cheerleaders. Additional encouragement comes from construction-worker mascot Grabowski, a name coined by Chicago icon Mike Ditka to describe the hard-working, tough nature of the players and the excellent construction of Allstate Arena.