- Cleveland Gladiators Arena Football League game against the Orlando Predators, plus lawn access to a free post-game concert by .38 Special
- When: Saturday, July 18, at 6 p.m.
- Where: Quicken Loans Arena
- Door time: 5 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- .38 Special is scheduled to begin playing their free 75-minute concert approximately 15-20 minutes after the completion of the Gladiators game. Groupon buyers receive “Lawn” (on-field) access for the concert. Lawn access is available at Sections 108-109 immediately following the game.
- $12 for one arena-corner seat ($26.35 value)
- $38 for four arena-corner seats ($105.40 value)
The Scouting Report
On July 18, the Gladiators face the Predators for the third and final time in 2015. The teams split their previous showdowns with a win apiece, including an edge-of-the-seat 56-55 overtime victory for Cleveland on the road. When the dust settles after the game, fans can step onto the field for a concert featuring Southern-rock veterans .38 Special, whose 1981 hit “Hold On Loosely” inspired generations of wide receivers to make clutch catches.
From 1992–1994, the Cleveland Thunderbolts gave the city its first taste of Arena Football League action. And while the taste was but a tease at the time—the team disbanded at the end of the 1994 season—AFL fans eventually would see a return to revelry in 2008 with the arrival of the Gladiators, a team that bounced around the country like a rock band on pogo sticks before diggin’ in their cleats at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. In their first official season, the Gladiators introduced themselves in grand fashion by advancing to the franchise's first-ever conference championship game—a tough loss, to the eventual league champion Philadelphia Soul, that’s since stood as the squad’s humbling reminder of the unending effort required to achieve league dominance.