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Baseball stadium to turn urinals into computer games

World of Sport

A baseball team in America is hoping to keep fans entertained even when they go to the toilet – by installing 'urinal gaming systems.'

Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the International League, who are a feeder club for Major League Baseball team the Philadelphia Phillies, have announced they are putting video games in their male urinals that are powered by pee.

No, it's not April Fool's Day. Yes, this is true. And you don't even have to put in a coin!

Remember "writing your name" in the snow? Well, this is that for the hyper-connected, video-game generation. Actually, one of the games available to play is alpine skiing.

Pee-gamers get a score each time they play and a code they can later punch into a website (wash your hands first, please) to track their progress. The top scorers even get displayed on the jumbotron during the game. It will be the proudest potty moment for many men since they were 2.

And who came up with such a great idea! The British of course, with a company called Captive Media having developed the product.

However, Leigh Valley's 'Coca-Cola Park' stadium is the first sports venue in the world to feature the games.

"These games are sure to make a huge splash," exclaimed IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes.

"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."

Mike Oz | Big League Stew / Eurosport

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