Ballpark statisticians follow a new count, the toilet ratio

If nothing else, $2 billion worth of baseball ballparks should buy shorter waits for the restrooms, at least for women.

04/13/2009


Waiting in longer lines has been an uncomfortable, if not unhealthy, reality for generations of women at places like stadiums, arenas, and theaters, states a New York Times article .


Men may see relatively quick marches through the lavatories as a common joke.


Women view long lines as everything from a small irritant to a persistent form of gender discrimination.
But "potty parity" laws and ever-changing plumbing codes promise relief.


And in no place in New York City will those changes be felt more than in the restroom lines at the new Yankee Stadium and the Mets' Citi Field, if things go according to plan.


It may be the biggest moment "for potty parity that we have seen, to have two big facilities open at the same time, and all these restrooms open at once," said Kathryn Anthony, a professor of architecture at the University of Illinois and a board member of the American Restroom Assn.


Roughly 1,500 new toilet fixtures (water closets, in plumbing parlance, and urinals for men) await fans at the two ballparks, about a 30% increase at Yankee Stadium and a 10% increase at Citi Field, which holds about 12,000 fewer fans than Shea Stadium did.





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