Spectator sports are marked by traditions, like dumping Gatorade on the winning coach and setting the losing coach’s Honda on fire. Feel the heat of competition with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $5 for a one-day spectator ticket to The Pantheon Games on Saturday, November 2 (up to a $10 value)
- $5 for a one-day spectator ticket to The Pantheon Games on Sunday, November 3 (up to a $10 value)
- $7.50 for a two-day spectator ticket to The Pantheon Games on Saturday and Sunday, November 2–3 (up to a $15 value)
The Pantheon Games
“The Pantheon is the place where you test everything you’ve got. You come to perform.” That’s Pantheon Games co-founder Ronny Lindsay talking about the inspiration for his annual competition. Based on the Pantheon from ancient Greece, the Pantheon Games challenge champions from all over the world to compete in CrossFit-themed bouts of physical strength and fitness. Or in Lindsay's words, to “test their immortality amongst the gods."
In true CrossFit style, the events are kept secret—even from the athletes—until just before the competition, making participants “train for the unknown and the unknowable.” The first year of the competition included everything from Olympic sports to the 40-foot dash, and to keep the athletes guessing, the founders post hints online for upcoming events. Once the games begin, the crowds go nuts as athletes complete challenges such as the long jump and test their muscles to the breaking point.
The events occur in two separate arenas—Olympia and Palaestra—to recreate the setting of ancient Greek athletic competitions. Spectators can also visit vendors, attend a workshop on the benefits of supplements, or investigate how much it would cost to put a working pair of wings on their shoes.