Philadelphia Flyers give fans new way to express anger with rage room

Any hockey game can make fans frustrated, stressed or even angered — and the Philadelphia Flyers know that.

That gave birth to a new, rather strange concept for the 2019-20 campaign, where the team is giving fans a way to voice their frustrations harmlessly during games: a “Disassembly Room.”

The room, located in Wells Fargo Center, is a rage-room style space that will give fans the chance to unleash some emotions, calm down and, well, break stuff. Wearing protective gear, fans can take out their anger on a number of items, including televisions, glass furnishings and more with things like baseball bats and sledgehammers. Those items may also feature the logo of the Flyers’ opponent on a given night.

For a team that came up with Gritty last year, the rage room is on the same level of uniqueness, as Philadelphia’s rage room will be the first of its kind to be located in a major professional sports arena.

“The concept is definitely one-of-a-kind and non-traditional,” Flyers and Wells Fargo Center president of business operations Valerie Camillo said in a release from 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 have 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.”

It will make its debut on Wednesday at Philadelphia’s home opener against the New Jersey Devils, where fans will get to make walk-in reservations for the room. For the remainder of the season, fans will be able to book reservations for future games.

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