Football is the ultimate sport, as it incorporates the fast pace of basketball, the timely precision of baseball, and the full-contact aggression of wrestling down purse snatchers in food courts. Unleash the beast with this GrouponLive deal to see an Oklahoma Defenders indoor football game at the Tulsa Convention Center.
Choose from Six Options
- $36 for two tickets for premium sideline seating in sections 1–5 or 11–16, plus two team posters (a $10 value for the posters; an $83.95 total value, including all ticket fees)
- $66 for four tickets for premium sideline seating in sections 1–5 or 11–16, plus two team posters (a $154.15 total value, including all ticket fees)<p>
Choose from the following games:
- Season opener against the Wichita Wild on Saturday, March 9, at 7:05 p.m.
- Against the Mid-Missouri Outlaws on Sunday, April 14, at 4:05 p.m.
- Against the Bloomington Edge on Saturday, April 20, at 7:05 p.m.<p>
Doors open one hour before kickoff.
The Scouting Report
During the offseason, the Defenders made two major changes: they moved their home stadium to the Tulsa Convention Center, and they joined the Champions Professional Indoor Football League. On March 9, the team debuts both during the CPIFL’s opening weekend. Quarterback and team captain Rico Watkins returns under center after leading the Defenders to a 9–3 record a year ago, throwing 40 touchdowns en route to a playoff appearance. Nine of those touchdowns landed in the hands of wide receiver Cameron Clemons, who built a reputation for soaring over the walls to snag passes and secretly take bites of fans’ hot dogs. On the other side of the ball, Bobby Blackshire returns to anchor the defense after collecting 98 tackles and 8 interceptions in 2012.
When the Tulsa Talons bolted for San Antonio in 2011, the city lacked a professional indoor football team for the first time in more than a decade. That didn’t last long, however. The Oklahoma Defenders promptly filled the role in 2012, playing their inaugural season as part of the American Football League. In 2013, the team left the AFL to join the Champions Professional Indoor Football League. The move to the CPIFL was complemented by the addition of radio broadcasts of every game, letting fans listen in whenever a big tackle is made or the opposing coaches settle a tie by jousting each other atop offensive linemen. At their games, Defenders keep fans pumped up with plenty of off-the-field entertainment, including appearances from mustached mascot Billie the Regulator.