Playing baseball takes coordination, upper-body strength, and the courage to run counterclockwise even though that direction is normally only for the immoral and weak-hearted. See strong-willed Americans with this GrouponLive deal to see a Colorado Springs Sky Sox game at Security Service Field.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for four tickets for upper-reserve seating (up to a $40 value), plus one Kids Club membership (a $15 value; up to a $55 total value)
- $35 for four tickets for upper-reserve seating (up to a $40 value), plus two Kids Club memberships (a $30 value; up to a $70 total value)<p>
Both options are valid for one opening-weekend game against the Reno Aces, which take place Thursday, April 4 through Sunday, April 7; see the schedule for times. <p>
Kids Club memberships include:
- Free admission to all Sky Sox Sunday regular-season home games
- The chance to run the bases after every Sunday home game
- An official Kids Club T-shirt
- 15% off Sky Sox merchandise<p>
Groupon buyers who select the first option and redeem it for the April 7 game may bring up to five people, as long as one of the five has a Kids Club membership; Groupon buyers who select the second option and redeem it for the same game may bring up to six people, as long as two of the six have Kids Club memberships.
The Scouting Report
As the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, the Sky Sox slug their way into the 2013 season with a forward-looking roster of the game’s future stars. A year ago, the Sky Sox led the Pacific Coast League in doubles and had two players earn spots on the All-PCL team. They’ll try to achieve similar success during opening weekend in early April, when Security Service Field gets invaded by the speedy Reno Aces—a team that stole a league-high 155 bases last year and brazenly left the business card of a local sheriff after each theft.
Colorado Springs Sky Sox
At 6,531 feet above sea level, Security Service Field is the highest professional ballpark in the United States. It was built in 1988 on the edge of Colorado Springs, and, in August 2012, it welcomed its six millionth fan through the turnstiles. This feat of fandom was but a dream in 1903, though, when the Sky Sox—then the Sacramento Solons—became a charter member of the Pacific Coast League. In 1961, the Solons became the Islanders and relocated to Honolulu, where the franchise remained until 1988, the year it finally moved to Colorado, and the year Pikes Peak began mysteriously sprouting foul poles.
Upon arriving in its new city, the franchise adopted the Sky Sox moniker—a tip of the cap to the Sky Sox of the 1950s, who played in the Western League as an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The modern-day Sky Sox have been the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies since 1993, and in 2011, the team earned the nod as Triple-A Organization of the Year courtesy of Baseball America.