A year after introducing the world to Gritty, the Flyers have some other avant-garde ideas to show off.
The “Disassembly Room” — what’s being called “the first-ever rage room in a major professional sports arena” — grants Philadelphians permission to cause total destruction to everything from TVs to dishes using weapons of choice, including sledgehammers, hockey sticks, and more.
“The concept is definitely one-of-a-kind and nontraditional,” Valerie Camillo, president of business operations for the Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center, said in a statement. “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."
If smashing cookware isn’t your thing, there’s also the Gritty C.O.M.M.A.N.D Center, where fans can be made over to look like America’s favorite mascot. The experience, developed “for the young and young at heart," offers options ranging in price and extremity, with names like “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gritty,” “Full Orange Package,” and “Paint Me Like One of Your Grittys."
The Gritty-themed pseudo-salon will also take walk-ins during Wednesday’s home opener, but reservations moving forward can be made online.
The two experiences aren’t the Wells Fargo Center’s only new additions. Last month, a kinetic scoreboard and its “Center City Club” were unveiled as other components of its $265 million renovation project.