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Philadelphia Flyers Introduce 'Rage Room' For Fans To Channel Their Anger

Philadelphia Flyers Introduce 'Rage Room' For Fans To Channel Their Anger

NHL team Philadelphia Flyers have introduced a new 'rage room' as part of a $265 million renovation of the Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers have gone 44 years without winning the coveted Stanley Cup and 10 seasons without competing in the final, and with fans getting caught for throwing snowballs and batteries and even punches at horses and athletes in the past, the Hockey outfit have come up a solution.

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For $35 per person or $60 for two five-minute sessions, fans are able to head to a secret room in the upper level of the arena and basically go raging mad.

Weapons include baseball bats, guitars, hockey sticks and sledgehammers, with TV's, bottles and plates (some with the opposition team's logo on) just some of the objects you can smash up to get all your anger and frustration out.

The new space was opened for the game against the New Jersey Devils on 9 October, with up to 14 fans per game able to partake in the raging and friends and family able to watch on."The concept is definitely one-of-a-kind and non-traditional," said Valerie Camillo, President of Business Operations of Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center.

"We ran the concept by some of our fans who told us they thought this would be a fresh way to have some harmless fun. I had never heard of a rage room before the design team pitched the idea. Now, I can't wait to get in there and take a few whacks."

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Peter Caccioppoli from New York was the first person to test out the new stress-relieving facility and had an absolute whale of a time.

''I broke the stick, which was a lot of fun,'' Caccioppoli said.

''The bat is easy to wield. I played baseball for a long time, so it was easy to throw a couple of plates and smash those. The sledgehammer was fun, too. It was a good time.''

The response to the concept has been pretty mixed thus far but we're just waiting for a Premier League club to pick up on the idea.

Can you imagine Andy Tate smashing up TVs after seeing Manchester United lose away again? Or the ArsenalFanTV lot going much further than their usual post-match rants?

You'd love to see it.

Topics: American sports

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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