Going to a basketball game lets fans feel the excitement and hear the pleas for quiet from the family living underneath the bleachers. Root for the home team with this GrouponLive deal to see the Washington Mystics play at the Verizon Center. Choose between the following options:
- For $157, you get one set of season tickets for reserved seating in the east end zone (a $315 value, including all fees). Season tickets include the following benefits:
- One ticket to every home game of the 2012 regular season. See the schedule.
- The same seat location all year
- Priority access to playoff ticket sales
Invitation to open practices and Chalk Talks—exclusive town-hall sessions with the team’s managers and coaches<p>
- For $399, you get a Play Like a Pro package (a $1,500 value), which includes the following:
- One VIP ticket for the game against the Chicago Sky on Saturday, May 19, at 7 p.m.
- Reception in the owners’ club and postgame meet-and-greet with the players on May 19
- An interactive, behind-the-scenes peek at the team’s practice on Friday, May 18, including running drills with the team and coaching staff, breaking down video for the next day’s game, and a private Chalk Talk with the coaches
- Mystics official warm-up shirt and team-autographed ball<p>
Entering their 15th year in the WNBA, the Washington Mystics tip off for another season of hoops led by Maryland alum Crystal Langhorne. From the season opener against the Chicago Sky on May 19 to the last home contest against the Indiana Fever on September 21, the schedule packs 17 home games into a full summer of sneakers squeaking on hardwood and balls swishing through clumsy referees’ outstretched hands. After attaining the league’s fourth-best scoring average in 2011 with 18.2 points per game, Langhorne anchors a squad that includes guard Jasmine Thomas. Comprised of kids aged 7–13, the Mystics Mayhem dance team entertains crowds throughout the season, along with Lucky the Rabbit and Pax the Panda, whose anthropomorphic high jinks surpass even Sonic the Hedgehog’s attempt to break the sound barrier in Chuck Taylor high-tops.
As one of the WNBA's first expansion teams, the Washington Mystics first took their athletic wizardry to the court in 1998. Since then, the team has made six playoff appearances, beating out plenty of other teams that were too timid to play with a crystal basketball. The Mystics follow the direction of head coach Mike Thibault, the winningest active coach in the league and the second all-time coach to reach 200 wins.
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