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NHL, NBC to unveil 21-foot Stanley Cup in Times Square…that fans can drink out of

Apr 6, 2012, 8:19 PM EST

From the “bigger is better” file: Coinciding with the start of the NHL postseason on Apr. 11, the NHL and NBC Sports Group will erect a massive 21-foot-high, 6,600-pound Stanley Cup replica in New York’s famed Times Square.

The beauty of it all? Like the real Lord Stanley’s mug, folks are able to drink from it — the 21-foot replica will also double as a working water fountain.

More, from NBC:

• The Stanley Cup Fountain will feature 12 industrial fountain pop jets in the upper bowl, shooting water six feet above the Cup

• Visitors can drink NYC Water from specific spouts at the base of the fountain with reusable souvenir cups from NBC Sports/NHL and NYC Water

• In total, the system will pump 120 gallons of water/minute through the structure.

The fountain unveiling will take place on Wednesday and feature NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NBC Sports Group chairman Mark Lazarus. Former NHL greats and other dignitaries will also be in attendance to participate in the event and talk to the public.

Here’s what the Stanley Cup Fountain promises to look like:

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And here it is, under construction:

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And to answer your final question: No, I don’t think they’ll be chucking this one in Mario Lemieux’s and/or Patrick Roy’s pool.

  1. phillyphan83 - Apr 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    I hope the water will be filtered before exiting the fountain. there’s enough dirt and grime just floating in the air in times square to contaminate it and get you sick, not to mention the bums that’ll use it as a public bath. NYC is so gross

  2. bobhpine - Apr 7, 2012 at 2:52 AM

    That’s about as close as the flyer ladies will get to drinking out of the cup

  3. ravenscaps48 - Apr 7, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Have fun drinking homeless people’s urine, New York ;)

  4. gbiscottagecheesefatties - Apr 7, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    is this going to be there for just the playoffs or is this permanent?

    I assume it’s only there for the next 2 months or so but then what… where does it go ?

    auctions.nhl.com LOLOLOLOL

  5. whlskey - Apr 7, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    1) I assume someone will be guarding the fountain at all times when considering the fact that you’ll have to use souvenir cups to drink out of the fountain.

    And

    2) I’m okay with NYC’s contaminants being in the water because I plan on killing that bacteria with a brown paper bag of vodka anyway, so I can make it a vodka and water kind of fountain.

    And

    3) I’m not even a Rangers or Islanders fan.. Although if I was an Islanders fan, I do believe I would poison the fountain to put myself out of my own misery.

  6. brian32556 - Apr 7, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    A Philly fan calling New York dirty and grimey!! Isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black! And obviously none of you have been to Times Square in the last 20 years as its closer to being a Disney Land than the XXX rated peep hole station it once was.
    And,
    Since the original cup will be staying in the Big Apple after the season anyway, might as well start advertising now!!!! Eat your hearts out!

  7. arbruins - Apr 7, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    I am hoping for a first round disaster for the Rangers.

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