Philadelphia Flyers introduce "rage room" to control fan aggression

Fans of the Philadelphia Flyers have been given the opportunity to safely and legally vent their frustrations at their side’s 44-year Stanley Cup drought.

Adding a “rage room” to the Wells Fargo Center, the Flyers have created a non-traditional way of violence management to their stadium.

Having been implicated in the sporting crimes of throwing snowballs and batteries, and most recently, throwing hands with police and horses, it’s understandable the NFL side would look to contain their fans’ anger.

”The concept is definitely one-of-a-kind and non-traditional,” Flyers executive Valerie Camillo said.

”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.”

Attempting to transfer the violence into a controlled environment, the Flyers will give fans the chance to smash TV’s, bottles, plates and much more, having added the room as part of a $265 million overhaul of the 23-year-old stadium.

Not only using the room as an anger management technique, the Flyers have also gained a new money-making scheme.

Charging fans $35 per person or $60 for two five-minute sessions, the Flyers will at least benefit someway should their side’s Stanley Cup drought near closer to a half-century.

New York native Peter Caccioppoli was the first to batter the room, appearing thrilled at the opportunity to regularly go crazy with a hockey stick in a room.

”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.”

Having missed the playoffs for the fourth time in eight years last season, it’s understandable the less than capacity crowd would have some need for the “rage room”.

With the chance to go 10 seasons without a Stanley Cup final appearance this year, it appears likely the “rage room” will be in constant use. Who knows what state it will be in come next summer.

Perhaps after this season, Manchester United will look to introduce a similar room into Old Trafford!

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