Early humans developed the ability to sprint in order to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Follow in their fossilized footsteps with today’s GrouponLive deal to the U.S. Open Track & Field event at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, January 28, at 7 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $22, you get one ticket for seating in the upper rows of the end-zone section of the 100 level (up to a $45 value, including fees).
- For $30, you get one ticket for seating in the upper rows of the center zone of the 100 level (up to a $60 value, including fees).
- For $37, you get one ticket for seating in the lower rows of the center zone of the 100 level (up to a $75 value, including fees).<p>
The first major U.S. track meet leading up to the 2012 London Olympics, the inaugural U.S. Open Track & Field event continues a 99-year tradition of running and throwing theatrics at Madison Square Garden. Contenders from around the world will compete in 12 men’s and women’s events, scoping out rivals for the summer’s events and determining who can be outrun after a successful wet willy. Bernard Lagat will compete for his ninth title in the Garden with the men’s mile, and women’s 100-meter world champion Veronica Campbell-Brown dashes against U.S. 100-meter titleholder Alexandria Anderson for short-distance supremacy. During the women’s pole vault, upper-body warriors such as Israel’s Jillian Schwartz will attempt to use the world’s largest bendy straw to clear the bar.
In the midst of a three-part, top-to-bottom renovation, Madison Square Garden boasts revamped seating and Signature Collection cuisine. Fans can pick up such comestibles as tender barbecue or classic deli sandwiches (not included in today’s Groupon) to replenish calories burned while shouting for orb-slinging champion Christian Cantwell to stop being greedy and pass the shot put.