Market Square Makeover
Fans were able to watch an open Power practice in downtown Pittsburgh this afternoon. The walk through happened in Market Square at noon, a day before the team takes on Tampa Bay.
General Manager Michael Gorham said the organization really wanted to infuse the Power into the community.
“We wanted to show how accessible the players are to the fans and the community,” he said. “I thought it went great and it looked like the fans really enjoyed it and the players had a great time too.”
There was a bag toss and football toss set up as well. Fans who won the toss were given a t-shirt and two tickets to the game tomorrow night.
“It’s unique and different. Even though arena football is played indoors, to actually have it outside with the fans and for them to get an up close and personal look at what we do is great,” Head Coach Derek Stingley said. “This event was for the fans who haven’t had an opportunity to see us and to get to know what arena football is all about.”
Players arrived around 11:30 am and were interacting with the children who came out for practice.
“We owe the fans a lot because of their constant support this season,” DB/LB John Green said. “This event gave them a chance to actually see us outside of the game. We had a pretty good turnout and I really enjoyed the fans out there supporting us.”
“This can hopefully grab the fans and bring their attention toward us to maybe one day purchasing some tickets and seeing the entertainment that we have to offer,” Stingley said.
Coming off a road win, the Power take on the Storm at 7:30 pm tomorrow night at CONSOL Energy Center.