In 1891, James Naismith mounted two peach baskets on opposite walls of a gym, inventing the rudimentary version of what we know today as “shelving.” Take your basketball off this grand innovation with today’s GrouponLive deal to see the Fort Wayne Mad Ants play the Canton Charge at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, January 1, at 5 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get one reserved seat in the upper level (up to a $10 value).
- For $8, you get one reserved seat in the lower level (up to a $20 value).<p>
Affiliated with NBA teams such as the Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, and Milwaukee Bucks, the Mad Ants provide local hoops heads with the court-trekking thrills of NBA Development League basketball. Veteran Head Coach Joey Meyer leads the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on their season mission to protect the colony, firing up the team for the first home game of the season. With a fresh roster of future NBA stars and exotic-pet owners, the Mad Ants prepare to carry 10 times their own weight in victory when they square off against the Canton Charge in a hardwood-pounding battle of dribbles and dunks. In between lay-ups, free throws, and referee heckling, the Madame Ants Dance Team keeps spirits high while mascot The Mad Ant teases the away team by crawling in their shoes.