|Women’s bathroom sign at US Cellular Field in Chicago|
The Twins have recently unveiled the plans for their new ballpark, opening in 2010. Besides the obvious goodness that is an outdoor ballpark (even though this late winter weather might imply to some people that occassionally roofs are useful), I was particularly tickled by the comparisons page. Was I excited that they claim the new park will be most similar to PNC and AT&T Parks? Well, yes — I’ve been to both of those parks and thought they were great. But since they’re using the same architects, that’s not that surprising. (Although, my favorite part of those parks was that in both cases, the park is right on a body of water and homeruns can “splashdown” — the Twins stadium will be about six blocks from the Mighty Mississippi. Harmon Killebrew probably couldn’t even launch one that far.)
No, no… the best part for me? The bathroom ratio:
|Restrooms||New Ballpark||Metrodome||PNC Park||AT&T Park|
Finally! A major sports facility that gets that women pee more often and take longer to do it. Now as long as they don’t give it some stupid corporate name, this might become my favorite modern stadium.