Like cliff diving or ferret ownership, football is an endeavor best watched from the sidelines. Witness acts of bodily bravery with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $22, you get one upper-deck ticket for a seat in sections 305–312 (a $30 value) to a University of Maryland football game against the University of Miami, and one official UMD T-shirt (a $15 value) at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium on Monday, September 5 (a $45 total value). Pregame festivities start at 5 p.m. at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, and the game begins at 8 p.m. Buyers are encouraged to wear red to the game as part of the Operation 54K effort.
Helmed by new head coach Randy Edsall and steeled by last season’s Military Bowl win, the Terrapins plan to shell-shock opponents with cunning strategies and bone-rattling tackles. Groupon getters will help fill the upper deck with red, preventing the groundskeepers from dousing it with ketchup. With 13 starters returning to the team—including sophomore quarterback Danny O’Brien, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 2010 rookie of the year—the Terps hope to add a 25th bowl appearance to their history books. Three hours before kickoff, fans can visit the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni center for a bash filled with giveaways, face painting, and inflatable games. A DJ will prime cheering pipes with a set of festive tunes, and team members will sign Terps T-shirts and the bellies of the refs' pet turtles.
Stadium Dr. and University Blvd.
College Park, Maryland 20740