Wednesday, June 2, 2010
And now for something completely different...
Everyone in the "know" of Pittsburgh Penguins ticket buying is familiar with the Student Rush lines that form around Mellon Arena on game day. Basically, any current high school or college student with a valid student ID has an opportunity to buy game-day tickets. These tickets go on sale about an hour before puck drop but the lines start forming anywhere from 3-5 hours prior. It will happen the same way when the Pens move into the CONSOL Energy Center next season.
But in the process of building a new arena, one area that gets overlooked sometimes is the bathrooms. I have been to many stadiums around the country and have noticed the lack of concern or effort put into designing an efficient system of processing thousands of people through in short amounts of time. Bring in the Student Rush members!
In order to test the plumbing in the new facilities, the Pens Student Rush text alert members will have the opportunity to enter to win a chance to simultaneously flush all the toilets in the CONSOL center (reminding me of the "flushing during Super Bowl halftime" wives tale). 125 random members will be invited to bring a friend along and join in on the mass flushing.
CONSOL Energy Center Student "Flush"
June 10th at 4PM EST.
400 flushers including 250 random Student Rush members
MC'd by former Penguin and current radio announcer Phil Bourque.
Pizza party on the floor after the even sponsored by Pizza Hut and Snapple.
If I'm lying, I'm dying. I can't make this stuff up. Hopefully someone out there will be taking some pictures of the event.