Tinklegate: Sometimes Nature Calls Collect

Kids charged $1 per whiz

By Bruce Felps
|  Thursday, Sep 16, 2010  |  Updated 6:12 PM CDT
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There was some confusion over the weekend at Pizza Hut Park when some soccer fans were charged a buck to use the public restrooms there.
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Officials with the Pizza Hut Park sports facilities want to know why some kids playing soccer recently had to pay to use the restroom facilities.

Tinkle-gate started when the Frisco Soccer Association youth league played on a field near a pitch at Dr. Pink Field rented by the North Texas Express Football Group, which charges admission to its games — $3 for adults and $2 for kids, according to a KDAF-TV (Channel 33) report linked to The Dallas Morning News Frisco blog.

North Texas Express officials wanted to make sure nobody tried to sneak in and watch the game for free under the auspices of a potty break, so they charged the kids a buck to use the toities in their section of the sports complex.

Parents of the youth players weren’t too happy about the pee fee, with one mom saying she’d let her kid whiz outside just to teach him proper etiquette in public places.

Restrooms at Pizza Hut Park should be free, and management said they would “rectify the problem.”

It kinda sounds like somebody decided to do a little freelancing and make some cash. The bigger question here, though, is why would anyone other than maybe a powder-puff team want to play on Dr. Pink Field?

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He thinks this might have been a supply-and-demand thing. Free enterprise, man.
 

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