Fans shocked by pole dancers at halftime of San Diego Growlers ultimate Frisbee game

Posted at 6:11 AM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 11:12:25-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Fans are speaking out after a halftime show that featured pole dancers at an ultimate Frisbee game in San Diego last weekend.

"Going into it, I kind of knew and was aware that people might not necessarily take to or understand the platform," Sexy Beast Fitness owner Lezah Piscopo said.

Piscopo said the performance during the San Diego Growlers game against a team from Los Angeles on Saturday was more akin to Cirque de Soleil.

One family reportedly walked out, and others took to social media to voice their outrage.

One person wrote on Reddit: "I attended this game and was shocked to see the dancers at halftime."

Another person tweeted: "Who the hell thought pole dancers were appropriate half time entertainment?"

The owners of the Growlers said they didn't mean to offend anyone.

"They are a team that works out and competes nationally," said Will Griffin, co-owner of the San Diego Growlers. "They came out and did a display of their strength and their athleticism."

Griffin said they needed a halftime act and Piscopo offered.

Piscopo's husband is a trainer for the Growlers, and she said her husband is also a pole dancer who performed during the halftime show.

The female dancers wore black Growlers T-shirts tied in knots at the waist and black boyshorts that covered all of the buttocks, Piscopo said.

"We made sure that it was venue appropriate, level appropriate," she said. "Our moves weren’t overtly sexual; everything was mild and tame."