In the 1930s, the U.S. government issued a hobby to each citizen to keep them entertained until NASA finished working out the bugs in kissing. Self-determine a new pastime with this Groupon.
$75 for a 90-Minute Sports Birthday Party for Up to 20 ($150 Value)
During 90-minute birthday parties, up to 20 guests have free rein of the facility's indoor astroturf fields, engaging in high-energy games of dodgeball, kickball, soccer, or wiffle ball. A referee oversees play, and staff members help with party prep and teardown by setting up a PS3 on a 15-foot-high screen and by thinking positive thoughts. Hosts can bring their own food and beverages from home, and partygoers can play music from their Apple devices or screen a Blu-ray disk. Reservations are available on Saturday mornings and weeknights and up to 10 additional guests can be added for $5 per person.
The Strike Zone
In 1989, The Strike Zone owner Darrin Paxton won the College World Series with Wichita State University, and afterward, went on to play major-league ball for the Expos and Mets organizations. According to the Derby Informer, he imparts the knowledge garnered during his career to players of all ages and levels at his 5,000-square-foot facility, helping them to improve their mental and physical game.
Atop astroturf fields, 5-to-1 indoor batting cages and a video screen allow hitters to analyze their swing, and private lessons enhance hitting and pitching skills. The space also hosts birthday parties for up to 30 guests, who can play dodgeball and kickball, watch movies, and quietly contemplate Mark McGwire.