Like cliff diving or ferret ownership, football is an endeavor best watched from the sidelines. Witness acts of bodily bravery with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one lower-level ticket to any home game of the Pittsburgh Power in their inaugural season with the Arena Football League (a $50 value). All home games—including the season opener on March 11 at 8 p.m.—take place at the Consol Energy Center on Fifth Avenue. Seats are available in end-zone-flanking sections (105, 109, 116, and 120) on a first-come, first-served basis.
Making their first foray onto the indoor gridiron this season, AFL newbies the Pittsburgh Power begin the year by taking on sure-to-be-cross-state rivals the Philadelphia Soul in a game of fast-paced, potentially high-scoring arena action that pigskin fans inherently crave. Head coach Chris Siegfried has assembled a team led by quarterback Bernard Morris, who leads his associates using rushing and passing skills honed from a previous stint with the Jacksonville Sharks and an internship with the maitre d' of a busy restaurant. The Power's dance team, The Sparks, entertains the crowd between plays. All the action takes place at the newly built Consol Energy Center, which also serves as home to the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins and a hangar for invisible dirigibles.
During timeouts, Groupon buyers may adjourn to the shiny setting of the Lexus Club, for a round of drinks or an IV drip filled with good times, and additionally may blitz the buffet for $12.
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