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Fans Sit on Toilet Seats at Wings Game

January 21, 2003 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Philadelphia Wings News Release

The always innovative and creative Philadelphia Wings indoor lacrosse team will unveil a unique concept in sports seating – the toilet seats – at their home opener on Saturday, January 25, when the Wings host the Colorado Mammoth at First Union Center, beginning at 8 p.m.

“We are the first team in sports to truly allow our fans to become ruler of the throne,” said Comcast-Spectacor Vice President of Marketing Shawn Tilger, who oversees marketing for the Wings. “Our fans want a cutting edge experience and we like to be ahead of the game with new and different concepts.”

The toilet seat section features two non-working toilets mounted to the arena floor against the rink boards and behind the safety glass. Two lucky fans will sit on the toilets with crowns on their heads and a lacrosse stick as their scepter and will be served food and drinks at the game, courtesy of the Hooters Girls. Since the toilets are non-working, plunger and toilet paper are not necessary.

Known for their outrageous and wild party atmosphere at each and every home game, the Wings also feature interactive Twister with two lucky fans; the bad hair cut of the game; Hooters girls on a bouncing ball relay race; and much more.

The Wings have also instituted a new indoor pre-game block party prior to all home games at First Union Center. The “Broad Street Bash” features live music, a mechanical bull, interactive games, food and drink specials and other entertainment prior to all home games at the First Union Center. The “Party” begins on Saturday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. when the Broad Street Bash precedes the Wings home opener against the Colorado Mammoth at 8 p.m. in the First Union Center.

The Broad Street Bash fills both the 11th Street and Broad Street atriums of First Union Center, at least 90 minutes prior to every Wings home game at First Union Center, including Saturday, February 1 vs. Toronto Rock at 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 8 vs. Rochester Knighthawks at 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 22 vs. New Jersey Storm at 1 p.m.; Saturday, March 1 vs. Columbus Landsharks at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 8 vs. New York Saints at 1 p.m.; Saturday, March 15 vs. Buffalo Bandits at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, March 22 vs. Calgary Roughnecks at 8 p.m.

Admission to the Broad Street Bash is free with paid admission to the Wings game. Entrance to the Broad Street Bash is through the microbrewery entrance of First Union Center.

Game tickets, which include free admission to the Broad Street Bash, start as low as $18 ($20 day of game). Individual game tickets for Wings indoor lacrosse are $20, $25, $29 and $36 and are available at the First Union Center box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Fans can save money on tickets by purchasing season tickets, starting as low as $120, for all eight Wings home games by calling 215-389-WINGS. Get your tickets now before they fly away!

The Philadelphia Wings are owned and operated by Philadelphia Wings L.P., whose principal owners are Russ Cline, Chris Fritz, and Michael French. Comcast-Spectacor serves as the marketing, promotional, advertising, sponsorship and publicity arm of the Wings.

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