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Winnipeg’s male fans want to urinate faster, start petition

Dec 14, 2011, 2:54 PM EDT

Jets Pee

The Canadian Press is reporting that male fans of the Winnipeg Jets have started an online petition to replace bathroom urinals at the MTS Center with old-fashioned troughs.

“Bring back the trough,” the petition states. “Have you notice [sic] the long line ups at the MTS Center mens washrooms. Back in the days of the Winnipeg Area [sic], the trough system made that wait short.”

More than 230 people have signed the hastily-spelled petition, which urges the MTS Centre to ditch single-serve urinals. There’s just a handful of porcelain wall potties in each of the arena’s eight concourse-level washrooms, often resulting in long wait times.

“Oh, it’s killer, it’s killer, especially when intermission comes. It’s very long waiting,” Jets fan Don Lavallee told CBC News.

The excessive wait times have resulted in male fans missing parts of games, something male fans find unacceptable. As such, they’re open to the idea of peeing together into a big metal receptacle, which I think is how the plague got started.

An MTS Centre official said they’ve heard the call for cattle-style relief, but insist the current bathroom system will remain in place. This is probably because society has made a lot of positive advancements in the urinal field, and the MTS Centre doesn’t want to be the one setting that back.

  1. sippindasyzurp - Dec 14, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    The trough was the greatest thing to happen since sliced bread!

  2. Stiller43 - Dec 14, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Hey, if heinz field can go to troughs (which it has had since it was built) then they can switch too.

    • hystoracle - Dec 14, 2011 at 3:26 PM

      No wonder the place smells so bad. Do they still use the tides to flush out the latrine?

      • kopy - Dec 14, 2011 at 4:27 PM

        No one has posted this yet? Fine.

  3. east96st - Dec 14, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    The plague is usually spread by fleas that live on black rats (not the brown ones which dominate Europe and the Americas nowdays) and can be cured and controlled by antibiotics. If it’s Hemorrhagic plague, that can be spread by merely breathing onto another person. That’s a quite bit nastier version. Either way, troughs will almost definitely NOT be the cause of any new plague outbreaks. So, pee easy knowing the plague is not looming over you, Mike.

    • Mike Halford - Dec 14, 2011 at 4:19 PM

      /pees on floor

  4. somekat - Dec 14, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    IMO, this petition is signed by 300 guys that want more chances to see other guys junk

    keep it in the bath houses

  5. pavelfitzgerald - Dec 14, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Men like effeciency – nuff’ said !!

  6. michiganhockey11 - Dec 14, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Troughs definitely are faster, but way dirtier. and there’s a large chance of schlong sightings, that’s for sure.

    We have them at the Joe still, and we still have lines occasionally. Nowhere near the lines for the women’s room though. That’s goes from 202a all the way to 206b during intermission.

    At least with urnials, there is an implied “space” to go. Nothing like looking at the trough to see if there is an appropriate amount of space in between two guys to get in and go. Hesitation there is….

  7. easyisle - Dec 14, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Technically, this will allow them to urinate sooner. Faster is totally up to them, but if it’s a trough setting I’d say lighten up on the speed for the sake of everyone else.

  8. greatminnesotasportsmind - Dec 14, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    This pisses me off. Oh and Bogosian is dirty

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