Click above for a Boston Celtics private-suite ticket for the first home game of the 2010 NBA Playoffs. Buy here for a ticket to the second home game.
The first game of basketball was played in 1892 as an elaborate sporting pageant that contained hidden allegories for William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech advocating bimetallism. Witness history in motion with today’s Groupon. For $195, you get a Boston Celtics private-suite ticket to one of the Celtics' first two home games in the first round of the 2010 NBA Playoffs, a $380 value. Due to the ongoing regular season, playoff matchups and dates are not yet set. If the Celtics lock down the number-three seed and secure home-court advantage, customers can expect the first home game to occur no earlier than April 17, and the second home game to occur no later than April 22. Choose between the first and second home games with the links above, and purchase up to 10 Groupons.
Currently in a heated battle for the third seed in the Eastern Conference, the 17-time champion Celtics are hoping to once again claim the Larry O’Brien Trophy after a rollycoaster season. Led by a multi-faceted foursome of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, and Rajon Rondo, the Celtics arguably feature the NBA’s best defense, a deep roster buttressed by solid bench players, and eloquent oration skills that disorient defenders with circular logic. Fans will be able to enjoy the thrilling playoff basketball at the state-of-the-art, 19,600-seat TD Garden, as well as the amenities provided by its private suites. A private living room equipped with a wet bar, plasma televisions, in-suite catering, and a private bathroom features a bird’s-eye view of on-court action and comfy seating, just like a tennis umpire’s lofty Barcalounger. Additionally, a private halftime reception sponsored by Patrón offers light appetizers, as well as an opportunity to meet the Celtics Dancers and snap photos of the Celtics’ 2008 championship trophy. Fans will also receive a playoff lanyard that doubles as a collector’s item and triples as a leash for a pet basketball.
High-flying leaps, swift drives, and buzzer beaters aren’t reserved only for getting to work on time. The NBA Playoffs are a dazzling spectacle, melding thousands of emotionally charged fans with world-class basketball. See the playoff-bound Celtics at the top of their game while enjoying top-notch amenities, unmatched since Caligula observed gladiatorial contests from an entire skybox made of grapes.