Baseball enthusiasts can’t properly behold the glorious seventh-inning stretch in a crowded living room, because there’s always someone standing on the coffee table getting his forehead rhythmically slammed by the ceiling fan. Catch the game in comfort with today's GrouponLive deal: for $40, you get a four-person outing to an Inland Empire 66ers Minor League Baseball game at Arrowhead Credit Union Park in San Bernardino (an $84 total value). This package includes the following goodies:
- Four executive box-seat tickets (a $40 value)
- A personalized welcome via the PA system and video board (a $30 value)
- Two unlimited passes to the children's Fun Zone (a $10 value)
- Parking for one vehicle (a $4 value)
- A complimentary program
Your GrouponLive voucher may be redeemed at one of 15 regular-season home games until September 5. All four game tickets must be used at the same time.
Boasting a full bench of promising prospects, the 66ers—the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim—let fans watch budding talents supernova into future major-league stars. As guests enter the stadium, the video board will greet Groupon holders with a personalized message and the promise of eventual singularity. Prime executive box seats are located behind the dugouts and home plate and all along the first- and third-base lines, where attendees can glimpse batters' powerful swings and buoyant split-jumps up close. After winning the California League championships in 1995, 1999, 2000, 2003, and 2006, the team is primed for another run at the crown. Kole Calhoun leads the batting roster with 17 homers and a sizzling .312 average over 103 games, and pitching wizard Ariel Pena has fanned or vaporized 142 batters over 122.2 innings. A complimentary program makes it easy to scope the stats of the new swinging stars and crafty pitchers, as well as see a baseball mascot frolicking in its natural habitat rather than pacing around a cage at the zoo.
The 66ers also keeps families of fans entertained with wholesome events such as postgame fireworks (September 3), bobblehead giveaways (August 20 and September 4), and Bark in the Ballpark (August 24), where fans can bring their favorite deciduous trees to the game. Tykes can run, bounce, and slide their way through the inflatable obstacle course for hours with the Fun Zone passes included in today's deal. Meanwhile, cars will savor the lack of running, bouncing, and sliding as they relax in a cozy parking spot.
Inland Empire 66ers
Baseball in San Bernardino dates back to 1899. More than a century's worth of history includes such team names as the Kittens and the Pioneers. It also includes a drought from 1950–1987, during which the city lacked enough dirt to build a baseball field. That drought ended when the San Bernardino Spirit began play as part of the California League.
In 1996, the Spirit became the Stampede, and in 2003, the Stampede became the 66ers, a name chosen in honor of the historic U.S. Route 66 that is famous for its hitchhiking umpires. Over the years, the 66ers organization has spent time as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Mariners, Dodgers, and most recently, the Angels. The team has brought honor to each of its MLB partners, as it has won six California League championships since 1995.