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'Urinal Gaming System' At Iron Pigs Ballpark Sure To Make A Big 'Splash'

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When a user approaches the urinal, the video console flips into gaming mode, which allows patented technology that detects both a man's presence and stream. When a user approaches the urinal, the video console flips into gaming mode, which allows patented technology that detects both a man's presence and stream.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Come baseball's opening day in Allentown, you'll of course be able to see the Iron Pigs, buy a hot dog and some peanuts, but it's what's inside of the men's bathroom that will have you really talking.

The team says Coca Cola Park will be the first sports venue in the world to feature the new "Urinal Gaming System." The system will allow fans to interact with a hands-free game controller while they, well, do their business.

The "p-controlled" video game system will be available to male patrons at all of the stadium's restrooms.

According to team officials, when a user approaches the urinal, the video console flips into gaming mode, which allows patented technology that detects both a man's presence and stream. The user can then engage with the screen by aiming in different directions. The system will keep score and will place the user on a leader board, which can then be viewed.

Team general manager Kurt Landes gave FOX 29 a demonstration when no one else was in the bathroom, of course. Landes says he came up with the idea a few years ago and teamed up with UK based Captive Media to make it happen.

While the idea seemed a little crazy to some people we talked to, most admitted they would be open to giving it a try.

You can watch a demonstration of the video game and learn more about the technology on the Captive Media website.

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