With its catching nets and hard-hitting action, lacrosse is similar to America's national pastime, extreme lepidoptery, though it involves fewer swarms of carnivorous butterflies. Discover the delights of this simpler sport with today's GrouponLive deal to see the Minnesota Swarm play the Buffalo Bandits at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. For $22, you get one Colony-level ticket for seating in sections 102–105 or 115–118 on Saturday, January 28, at 7 p.m. (a $44 value).
Led by third-year Head Coach Mike Lines, who last year led the team to its second-ever home playoff game, the Minnesota Swarm makes a run at its third-straight postseason appearance. In the team's 2012 home opener, last year's league scoring leader, Ryan Benesch, seeks to strike fear into the hearts of opposing goalies and protective concern into the hearts of lacrosse-ball manufacturers. Meanwhile, cross-division rivals the Buffalo Bandits hope to pick up a win on the road to bolster their 2–0 divisional start, fueled by 2011's near-miss sprint toward the championship. Dubbed the best overall sports arena in the nation by ESPN in 2004, Xcel Energy Center adds advanced media to every game with an above-court scoreboard featuring four video screens to show instant replays and let players check in with their cats at home.
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