Utah Blaze Arena Football

I talk all the time about how much I love Utah because there are SO MANY different things to do.  Usually I'm  referring to the variety of outdoor adventures from north to south, east to west.  Today, though, I want to turn inwards to one of the equally numerous indoor activities we have available here in our great state.

Utah's indoor sports arenas are not a place I usually find myself, but after recently winning tickets from Tightwad in Utah I decided to give it a try.  My family absolutely loved it!  I'd definitely recommend giving it a try!

Before jumping into your first arena football experience, though, let me share a few of my observations:

1.   It is going to be VERY VERY LOUD!  Even with less than half the seats filled in the Energy Solutions Arena, the combination of fan cheers, actual game sounds, and obnoxious noisemakers is deafening.  If you're going to be taking little kids, please remember to bring them some earplugs (and it wouldn't be a bad idea to take some for yourself).


2.  All that noise isn't a bad thing-as a fan, even in the cheap seats, you really feel part of the action!   As a first-timer we didn't understand many things that were happening on the field, but we could see it all and it kept us entertained and intrigued.  Every play and every hit happens right in front of you and you can't help but get on your feet and scream!
 
3.  It's a very fast-moving game and the fans are definitely part of it.  The ball soars the length of the field with every kick and the players return it just about as quickly.  This was the first event I've ever attended and thought the $100 seats would be worth it.  Footballs, officials, and players alike constantly come flying over the wall to land in a lucky spectators lap.  And the activities happening on the field during the timeouts are fun to watch as well.


So, arena football-probably a new idea to a lot of people, but a definite must-try and addition to all the fabulous things we already know there are to do outside our own front door!

More Information:
  The Utah Blaze Arena Football team plays at Energy Solutions Arena in downtown Salt Lake City.  There is plenty of parking in the area and a TRAX station stop directly outside the arena doors (Arena stop).

 Tickets range from $10-$100 and are available online or at the ESA box office.  Schedules and more ticket information can be found on the Blaze website as well.

  And if you want a primer before you go, check out Arena Football 101.


*This giveaway is now closed*
The Giveaway!!!
I have 2 tickets left over from our night at the game and want to pass them on for one of you to enjoy!  

Giveaway Item: 2 Utah Blaze Arena Football tickets
$15 seat section
Good for any home game through July 13, 2012

To enter:  Simply leave a comment below telling me you want to win.
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Giveaway Rules:  Giveaway ends Saturday, April 28, 2012 5:00pm.
Open to Utah residents only.  Tickets will only be mailed to a Utah address.
Winner chosen through random.org and will be notified via email.  
Will have 48 hours to respond before new winner is chosen.