The University of Miami isn't really well known for its basketball team, but it's definitely looking to change that.
How? By adding a hot tub to the student section of course.
Yes, besides dropping most season-ticket prices by about 50 percent to boost the basketball team's attendance, the U will add a hot tub, a sandbox and lifeguard tower in the student seating section and students will be encouraged to attend games in beach attire. This is all according to the Miami Herald, so no, I'm not making this up.
If a hot tub isn't enough for you, elsewhere in the arena you'll have the ability to get in-game shoe-shines, massages and haircuts. A computer work-station will also be offered, although I'm not sure why. I think I'd be lining up for the hot tub well before the computer work-station.
Now I know what you're thinking. Combining college coeds in skimpy bathing suits, along with lots of drinking, and a giant hot tub - all in one basketball arena - shouldn't raise any red flags at all.
And I agree with you completely. After all, this is the U, where partying is a right, not a privilege. And hey, Luther Campbell needs something to do in between football games. Anyway, I'm guessing that the U's basketball attendance will shoot through the roof as a result of this bizarre ploy, at least until someone contracts legionnaires disease.