Photo Credit: Indiana Fever/Frank McGrath
Two years ago, I attended my first Indiana Fever game. We were gobsmacked impressed. Madeline still remembers how fun she had and every time we pass Bankers Life Fieldhouse, she asks when we can go to another Fever game.
(Confession: I still desperately want to call it Market Square Arena. #LifelongHoosier #ISpeakInHashtagsSometimes.)
(Are you kidding me with that face? If only I had known then I was looking into the face of a baby.)
Last Saturday, some of my favorite Internet friends and I were invited to a girls night out with the Fever. I didn't have the heart to tell Madeline I was going without her.
We wined and dined in the Legends suite. We celebrated as our team ended the night with a victory. And I remembered exactly why Madeline and my family love these games.
It is a blast to watch the team hustle in person and the crowd is the finest you'll find anywhere.
I knew I had to take Madeline back ASAP and the Fever is making that incredibly easy. They are giving two free tickets to everybody for this Friday night's game. (You will still have to pay Ticketmaster's fee of $.75 per ticket.) (Updated to add: When I bought my tickets, Ticketmaster added an additional fee of $3.65 for order processing so my total was $5.15 for two tickets. Still a great deal but Ticketmaster? Not cool.)
But for $1.50, I'm taking Madeline downtown and we're going to have a girls night of our own which might include a Happy Meal and talking about how she can grow up to be anything she wants, just like the women out there on the court.
If you think a professional game is out of your budget, check out the Fever's Lucas Oil Family Nights. Every Saturday home game, you can get a ticket, t-shirt, hot dog, chips and drink for just $13.
Yup, you can feed, hydrate, dress and entertain your entire family for just 13 bucks per person. Or come to a home game on a Tuesday or Thursday night when tickets are buy one, get one.
Oh, Fever. Don't let the deals ever end.
You need to come to some games this summer. Trust me, you and your kids need a night this fun.
Disclosure: I was provided with a free ticket and hosted in a suite where dairy was bountiful. I did NOT eat the yummy-looking cheeses and all thoughts and sassy opinions are still my own.