Denver is rich in major league sports teams. The list of legendary names come straight out of a fourth-grade Colorado history curriculum text: Avalanches are common in the Rockies, which are littered with gold Nuggets nestled under river Rapids. Wild Broncos run free. It’s the Wild West, and it wouldn’t be complete without a few Outlaws.
The Denver Outlaws are a Major League Lacrosse team. Since 2006, when they joined the league, they’ve been entertaining crowds with the fast-paced game that is growing in popularity. Our own Outlaws are currently undefeated and in first place in the MLL. A Denver Outlaws game is a great way to treat your family to a major league sporting experience without breaking your piggy bank. Families can have all the fun of being in a major stadium with jumbo screens, flashing lights, music, cheerleaders, and camaraderie at a fraction of other major league ticket prices.
On a recent Saturday night, we took our nine kids to watch The Denver Outlaws game at Sports Authority Field. It marked our first experience watching a lacrosse game, which was somewhat intimidating. Before the match, we brushed up on the rules so we would have a basic understanding of what was going on down on the field. I knew there would be sticks with nets and a teeny ball. Thankfully, it’s simple to understand. There are four 15-minute quarters with a halftime. It’s very fast-paced with near constant action, which makes it exciting to watch. I don’t know how the players kept track of the little orange ball as it flew around the field at a high rate of speed. That’s why they’re pros and I’m the mom in the stands with a baby on one knee and a toddler on the other.
Our little ones were bored and frustrated by having to sit for so long. While it is fast-paced, it’s a long time to entertain little ones. Stix, the Outlaw’s cheeky raccoon mascot (who does a mean Flashdance routine) was the highlight of my little boys’ night. If only Stix could change diapers…