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Lightning to Feature Lightning in Arena’s Lighting

There’s some techno-wizardry going on in Tampa Bay’s arena upgrades. From Gunaxin (found via Frozen Notes):

As cool as it is that they are bringing a real pipe organ into the building, something which does greatly enhance and authenticate your hockey experience, the most notable improvement to the building for those of us not living in Tampa Bay is the fact real lightning will be used during games.

Tesla coils will be added on each side of the scoreboard which will be capable of shooting actual lightning some 25 feet. As the Lightning’s CEO assessed, “How can you be named the Lightning and not have a signature effect in the building?”

Gunaxin also has a video of the type of coils being installed, demonstrating the lightning effects.  A pretty cool way for the home team to celebrate a goal, I have to admit.

If only my Canucks could get something this slick going on… but somehow I doubt anyone really wants to see a 6,000 lb whale launched from an air cannon and fired through the roof every time Daniel Sedin scores a goal.

(But then again…)

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I’ll go on record and say that I would love to see a 6,000 lb anything shot from a cannon at a ‘nucks game.

Hell 6,000 lb anythings shot from cannons already make up modern TV. Hello mythbusters.

Posted by Sean on 07/29/11 at 04:55 PM ET

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I’ll go on record and say that I would love to see a 6,000 lb anything shot from a cannon at a ‘nucks game.

Kyle Wellwood doesn’t play for the Canucks anymore LOL

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 07/29/11 at 05:06 PM ET

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