Charlotte Checkers add live organ player to games

The Charlotte Checkers have added a live organ player to home games this season.

The Checkers are back to playing at Bojangles Coliseum, where they haven't played in more than a decade after having a stint at Time Warner Cable Arena. A Hammond organ has been at the Coliseum since the 1950's, so with the Checkers back, the team feels it is only right to put a musician in it's seat.

"The organ is original to the building," Chief Operating Officer of the Checkers Tera Black said. "...I think the feel or a real organ in a hockey facility or in a sports facility is something you can't match."

Local organists Jason Atkins and Jessica Borgnis rotate games on the instrument.