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 a Minnesota Swarm lacrosse game at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. For $40, you get two colony-level tickets for seating in sections 102–105 or 115–118, plus two Minnesota Swarm souvenir scarves (a $128 total value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Choose from the following games:
- Against the Edmonton Rush on Friday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m.
- Against the Rochester Knighthawks on Sunday, February 12, at 2 p.m.
- Against the Colorado Mammoth on Saturday, February 18, at 7 p.m.<p>
Led by third-year Head Coach Mike Lines, who last year guided the team to its second-ever home playoff game, the Minnesota Swarm makes a run at its third-straight postseason appearance. During a trio of upcoming matches, last year’s league scoring leader, Ryan Benesch, will use supersonic shots to strike fear into the hearts of opposing goalies and protective concern into the hearts of lacrosse-ball manufacturers. Swarm supporters, meanwhile, can keep vocal cords warm with souvenir scarves while soaking in the action from colony seats. As an added bonus, game-day promotions treat fans to special events, including a viewing of a Minnesota Rollergirls bout following the Swarm’s match against the Mammoth on February 18. 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.