The Faces of 90.5 WESA
Thu August 15, 2013
Station Square Honors Pittsburgh Sports History With Fountain Show
Water and oil might not mix — but what about water, music, colored lights and sports?
Station Square unveiled a new water fountain show Thursday that honors Pittsburgh’s rich sports history.
The nearly 11-minute show features hundreds of multi-colored jets choreographed to spray water 40 feet into the air.
With water dancing to the beat of songs like “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osborne and Queen’s “We are the Champions,” the performance incorporates sound clips of historic sports moments from the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates throughout the years.
Kent Tekulve, Root Sports commentator and former Pittsburgh Pirate, said it’s the voices that bring the show together.
“You’re hearing Myron Cope, you’re hearing Bob Prince — you’re hearing those people again and it’s absolutely wonderful because those voices and those times are so tied to the city of Pittsburgh and all of Western Pennsylvania,” Tekulve said.
The soundtrack was produced by Station Square along with Eric Wenning of Wenning Entertainment. The fountain show was choreographed by Waltzing Waters Liquid Fireworks, a water effects company who’s worked with Disney, Universal Studios and Sea World.
Stephanie Connell, marketing manager for Station Square, said a sports-themed show fits what the city is all about.
“The fountain has been here for 11 years and we like to keep it new and fresh,” she said. “Having a sports show just seemed to fit in perfectly. We were due for a new one. This is totally customizable to Station Square. You’re not going to find it anywhere else and it just made perfect sense because we’re the city of champions.”
The fountain shows at Station Square’s Bessemer Court are free seven days a week from 9 a.m. until midnight from April through November.
The Pittsburgh sports show will play nine times a day.