Orlando City Soccer Club fans were ecstatic in March 2017 when their brand new 25,500-capacity stadium opened for business. Fans had anxiously waited to see their beloved team play in the new $155 million venue, which is the nation’s first stadium to include a “safe standing” section with barriers for visitor protection.
A distinctive feature at the stadium is its tribute to the victims of the June 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in the form of 49 rainbow-colored seats, representing the 49 individuals who perished.
The spirit of originality permeates every inch of the 10-acre stadium, nicknamed the “Purple Palace,” including its state-of-the-art bathrooms, which include modern, water-efficient plumbing fixtures from American Standard, part of the LIXIL Corporation.
Among them is the Afwall Millennium FloWise wall-hung toilet, which is built for reliable long-term performance in high-usage commercial environments. The toilet includes a condensation channel that prevents water from leaking onto the floor — an important consideration for public bathrooms in warm, humid climates like Orlando, Florida.
“Slippage is the number one biggest concern in commercial bathrooms, not only for legal reasons but also for sanitation,” said Bill Brazee of Harry Warren, Inc., sales representative for American Standard.
Brazee explained that the condensation channel, along with the toilet’s piston-operated flush valve that is precision-designed to meter out the correct amount of water when actuated, is what convinced stadium management to choose the American Standard brand for this new sports facility.
Designed with water savings in mind, the Afwall Millennium toilet is paired with an American Standard high-efficiency 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf) flush valve, which meets stringent EPA WaterSense requirements and has earned the highest Maximum Performance (MaP) score for being able to flush 1,000 grams (2.2 lbs.) of waste.
Included in the men’s restrooms are American Standard Washbrook urinals. These ultra-high-efficiency urinals save the stadium on utility costs by using only 0.125 gpf, which is 87 percent less water than what a standard 1.0 gpf urinal consumes. A flushing rim maintains cleanliness and hygiene while extended sides offer extra privacy in the often-crowded stadium bathrooms. A self-cleaning brass piston prevents clogging, an added benefit that reduces maintenance time and labor costs.
Bathrooms at the stadium also feature Moments Selectronic Proximity faucets from American Standard, which include a programmable, multi-function sensor. This water-efficient and ADA-compliant fixture offers hygienic, touch-free operation with a modern, minimalist design that emphasizes soft, simple shapes and flowing lines. The faucet’s sensor and electronic controls are fully enclosed and water resistant.
State-of-the-art design, water-efficient performance and ADA compliance offer ease-of-use for visitors in the Orlando City Stadium restrooms. Combined with reduced safety concerns and necessary maintenance for facility managers, the amenities at the modern complex are a win-win for both the competitive soccer team and its enthusiastic fans.
The Orlando City Stadium opened its doors in March 2017 as excited fans streamed in to watch their beloved Orlando City Soccer Club team face rival New York City FC in the stadium opener.
Orlando City Stadium, home of the Orlando City Soccer Club, has a capacity of 25,500 and includes state-of-the-art bathrooms highlighted with modern, water-efficient plumbing fixtures from American Standard.
This state-of-the-art lobby bathroom in the Orlando City Stadium showcases touchless, water-efficient Moments Selectronic proximity faucets from American Standard.
At the Orlando City Stadium, ultra-high-efficiency American Standard Washbrook urinals use only 0.125 gallons per flush (gpf), which is 87 percent less water than a standard 1.0 gpf urinal.
Afwall Millennium FloWise wall-hung toilets from American Standard prevent slippage on the Orlando City Stadium bathroom floors with their built-in condensation channel that captures excess water in this humid climate.
This men’s restroom at the Orlando City Stadium features American Standard Washbrook urinals with extended sides to offer added privacy, while a raised flushing rim helps to maintain cleanliness.
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