Just like flying squirrels, baseball players are adept at gliding across grassy fields, munching on seeds, and dodging bats in midair. Witness this acrobatic species in its natural habitat with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get two reserved grandstand tickets to the Edmonton Capitals baseball game against the Calgary Vipers on Thursday, August 25, at 7 p.m. at Telus Field (up to a $30 value, including GST). Seats are located in sections C and H.
The Edmonton Capitals, an independent pro team in the new North American Baseball League, chase the North Division title with speedy sprints, awe-inspiring pitches, and backwind-generating swings. Grouponites get to cheer on the Caps from reserved grandstand seats, where they can bring along their own mitts to catch pop flies. In addition to showcasing some of baseball’s most promising talent, this season’s roster includes stars from the big leagues such as former Florida Marlins outfielder Todd Linden. Sporting a .263 average over 70 games, right fielder Tom Collaro has posted 49 RBIs and sent 12 homers to the moon via Pony Express, and former Anaheim Angels pitcher Lou Pote has fanned 90 batters over 85 innings with lightning-speed fastballs. A Thirsty Thursday promotion presented in part by Hudsons Canadian Tap House will keep throats primed for screaming with $3 beers, not included with this Groupon.
Nicknamed the "Phone Booth,” Telus Field welcomes visitors with 10,000 seats. The 16-year-old park entices sluggers with a 34-foot centre-field wall and lures local cows with a lush natural-grass outfield.