BOCA RATON, Fla. - In just a few weeks Florida Atlantic University will debut its new football stadium. But some students and fans couldn't wait any longer to get inside; they were willing to do anything - including flushing toilets-for a sneak peek.
"I guess we're here to flush the toilets!" exclaims Patricia Mundarain, who graduated from FAU in the 1990s.
Dozens came out to repeatedly flush the toilets, to create a strain on the plumbing that would be similar to halftime during a game.
" There's been so much excitement about football, and we've been reading about it. But I want to get inside, I want to be a part of it," says Mundarain.
It's not just students and fans who can't wait for the stadium to open, some local businesses are also counting down the days.
"I opened this pizzeria a year ago because I knew a new stadium would bring customers," says Michael Rittel, owner of Rock City Pizzeria.
As for the project, the athletic department says not only is the stadium on schedule, it's under-budget. It will also have perks no other stadium can offer.
"You can see the ocean from the press box, we're sort of playing between the palm trees here," says FAU Athletic Director Craig Angelos.
The $70 million stadium is set to open on October 15th, when FAU takes on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
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