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Ever since football became too rambunctious for the limited confines of mess halls, it has been performed in stadiums. During this year's Pro Bowl weekend, celebrate the only sport legally allowed in football stadiums with today's Groupon. For $7, you get a single-day entry to the South Florida FanFest at the Miami Beach Convention Center—tickets normally cost $15 at the door. The exhibition, a 200,000-square-foot sports-memorabilia and card show, is the largest of its kind in Florida and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on January 29–31. There is no purchase limit, so pick up a few to attend all three days. Gift a few to your old high-school football teammates to relive the glory days of the Bash Brothers.
There is more than a million dollars' worth of authentic merchandise to peruse across 120 vendor booths, so make sure to bring your grappling hook, domino mask, and bag with a dollar sign on it. You'll find cards, autographed pictures, cryogenically sealed hair samples of athletes, and even purchasable pieces of the old Orange Bowl pavilion, such as lockers and seats. Bring your own memorabilia to the autograph-signing pavilion, where you can meet superstars such as Santana Moss, Edgerrin James, Lorenzo White, Andre Rison, and many more NFL players and legends. They'll put pen to paper or forehead, leaving their mark as only a true pro can.
Visit the stage to see musical performances by Macallee King and Arielle Paige, among others. Take a break from the sports to let your ears soak in some soothing sounds—then immediately return to sports. Challenge friends in organized and unorganized Xbox 360 tournaments, or try your hand at Andre Rison's mini-camp, where coaches will put you through professional drills such as how to properly dump Gatorade on your coach or how to successfully draw a pass interference call. If you're bringing your family, stop by the KidsZone, which is complete with clowns, inflatable rides, inflatable clowns, face painting, and more interactive fun.
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, Florida 33139Get Directions