Minor League baseball team to feature urinal gaming

  • David Whitlock

The Philadelphia Phillies AAA affiliate Lehigh Valley IronPigs will be the first team to implement a “urinal gaming” system in its Coca Cola Stadium gentleman’s rooms.  According to Jon Schaeffer on MiLB.com Coca-Cola Park in the Allentown, PA, stadium is the worlds first to implement this “technology.”  IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes described the technology with a lot of potty humor (pun intended):

“These games are sure to make a huge splash…our fans are always looking for the next big thing and these ‘X-Stream games’ are another example of our commitment to providing an unparalleled entertainment experience in all aspects of Coca-Cola Park, including our restrooms.”

Scores will be kept and fans will see how they stack against competition.  As for what the games are, here’s a sampling from the article

There are a number of games planned for the 2013 season, including alpine skiing, which allows users to speed their way through snowy mountains on a snowmobile while attempting to hit cartoon penguins (seriously). The games will rotate throughout the season to provide users with a unique experience.

I don’t know what the penguins did to deserved this, but I’ve been assured that no actual wildlife will be harmed during the gaming.  The Lehigh Valley Health Network is sponsoring the technology and will mix in some prostate health information as collateral.

For the full technology demonstration, check out the You Tube ad

Coca-Cola Park is the three-time attendance champion for the Minors, drawing well over 600,000 fans.  I’m assuming between the Coca-Cola products served, as well as a sudsy malt beverage here and there, the new  gaming system stands to get regular use throughout the summer.  As a fan, I’d be sure to hydrate up BEFORE the game to maximize my gaming opportunities during the experience.

And I’d be hardpressed to think this won’t migrate it’s way into all stadium venues sooner than later.

– Dave (@lhd_on_sports)

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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