If losing doesn't upset fans enough, they can rave against the profane-- a 24 oz. beer can cost $14.50, a jumbo hot pet is $6 and a plant-based hamburger strikes 13 dollars.
Once sent out rowdy fans to a little jail inside since-demolished Veterans Stadium as a way to suppress boorish behaviour, the Eagles. Now, the Flyers desire you to come up and deal with off for enjoyable versus the glass-- a factor to go wild as the home group tries to break a champion drought.
The Flyers have actually turned their fans into Raging Bullies.
Philadelphia sports fans have been implicated in the sports crimes of throwing snowballs and batteries and of late, haymakers at horses and professional athletes, so why not let them smash and slam inanimate objects for cash inside a controlled environment?
Grab a helmet and baseball bat and step up to the plate-- Flyers fans can take a swing for enjoyable or simply to get frustrations on bottles, dishes and even a fishbowl marked with the visitor's logo design.
Strictly speaking, anything that shatters to the strains of metal music cranked to 11.
The Flyers opened their "Rage Room" at the home opener on Tuesday night as part of $265 million United States overhaul of the 23-year-old Wells Fargo Center. The arena has actually been home to Wing Bowl, Gritty, indoor football, a Royal Rumble and a Republican nationwide convention.
Never ever an NBA or NHL champ.
So it's little wonder Flyers fans require to let off some steam and go bananas in a "secret" room nestled in the upper level for fans in the brand-new $25 US standing-room-only area. The franchise that when satiated fans with the bloodlust of the Broad Street Bullies throughout the splendor years of their 1974 and 1975 Stanley Cup championships has actually gone from "The Hammer" to sledgehammers to let fans take their whacks inside a dorm-sized space.
The first Flyers fan to give it a (slap) shot was Peter Caccioppoli, of New York. He swung a hockey stick at a place setting that would make Martha Stewart wince and later on took goal on a fishbowl which had the "NJ" Devils logo design.
Caccioppoli said he's been a partial season ticket holder "for an extremely frustrating five years," and was enjoyed participate in the demolition derby.
"I broke the stick, which was a great deal of enjoyable," Caccioppoli stated. "The bat is easy to wield. I played baseball for a long period of time, so it was easy to toss a couple of plates and smash those. The sledgehammer was enjoyable, too. It was a great time."
The Flyers introduced their googly-eyed mascot Gritty last season and the Comcast Spectacor ownership group has actually about turned the arena into a sports book this season with betting lines bombarding the brand-new big screen for the opener. The Flyers struggled to draw constant jam-packed crowds last season as they missed the playoffs for the fourth time in 7 seasons. They haven't made it to the second round since 2012 and will hit 10 years this season given that their last Stanley Cup final look.
"The principle is certainly unique and non-traditional," Flyers executive Valerie Camillo stated. "We ran the idea by some of our fans who informed us they thought this would be a fresh method to have some safe enjoyable."
The Flyers charge $35 per individual or $60 for two for five-minute rage sessions and will let up to 14 fans per game try their best at high-sticking. There are both online reservations and walk-up slots offered. There are no existing plans to open the space for 76ers video games or other events. The room is accessible through a "bookcase" right out of Wayne Manor and, like Batman, fans alter into their rage space costume of one-piece suit and safety helmet.