The need to upgrade the game-day experience is real around the world of college football. While much of the talk generally leans toward luxury boxes, better WiFi and monster scoreboards, we should not forget one of the most important stadium upgrade options; the restroom. Utah is moving forward with a solid investment in upgrading the bathrooms at Rice-Eccles Stadium, with trustees approving a $3.3 million plan to add more men’s restrooms in the north end zone.
The addition of men’s rooms in the north end of the stadium are designed to reduce congestion caused by fans walking to the west or east concourse to use the restrooms. The approved plans include 2,260 square feet of new men’s restroom space with 40 toilets and 20 sinks in the northwest corner of the stadium and 2,685 square feet of men’s restroom space with 48 toilets and 25 sinks in the northeast corner of the stadium. The concourse area will also be expanded to allow for easier traffic flow, and thus a better fan experience.
“We’re trying to make sure we build it so that it’s in the right place for a long time,” Utah athletic director Chris Hill said to The Salt Lake Tribune. The restroom construction is scheduled to be completed in time for Utah’s 2015 season opener at home against Michigan on September 3.