Summerville made national headlines over the summer by capturing the world record for Largest Sweet Tea, but if the City of North Charleston gets their way, the record won’t last for long. North Charleston plans to convert the entire North Charleston Coliseum into a massive glass and fill it with millions of gallons of sweet tea to steal the Guinness World Record away.
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey discussed the importance of the project. “We’re tired of getting one-upped by Summerville. We’re going to make a glass of sweet tea so huge, they’ll never be able to catch us. Ha-ha!”
The bold endeavor will require a multitude of resources, including three hundred laborers and a squadron of 787 Dreamliner jets from the neighboring Boeing plant. The team will seal off every entrance to ensure there are no leaks, then fill the entire coliseum with tea overnight. The workers will then use an industrial can opener to create an opening in the roof to allow three hundred tons of sugar and ice to be air-dropped from the 787 Dreamliner jets.
Once the world record is certified, the team will need to work quickly to drain the coliseum so the Stingrays can play that evening. Chief of Coliseum Operations, Fred Crane, was optimistic about getting it all broken down. “The seats might be a little sticky that night, but we should be good to go for game time.”
The coliseum will pump the millions of gallons of sweet tea to the Golden Corral across the street, which usually serves that volume during a standard dinner service.