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Case Study: Pittsburgh Penguins Stadium Upgrades to a Touch-Free Facility


As the home of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, PPG Paints Arena is a 19,758-seat venue which hosts more than 150 events per year. Beyond hockey games, the regional epicenter welcomes many other athletic events, concerts and shows. 

To provide its high volume of guests with a hygienic experience, PPG Paints Arena needed to upgrade its restrooms to touch-free. In the summer of 2020, the venue did just that to welcome fans and players back to a safer, more sanitary restroom environment. 

PPG Paints Arena turned to Sloan to retrofit its restrooms in the main concourse restrooms, suites and locker rooms to provide an entirely touch-free restroom experience throughout the entire facility—while also adding an enhanced aesthetic to its faucet designs. 

A Touch-Free Facility 

With close to 20,000 fans entering the arena on game or event days, the restrooms at PPG Paints Arena experience a traffic surge during intermissions. The focal point of the retrofit was to replace manually-activated restroom products with hands-free sensor products to reduce touch points and mitigate the spread of germs and bacteria in the high-traffic restrooms. 

PPG Paints Arena specified Sloan EBV-500-a Single-flush Side-mount Flushometers to retrofit existing toilet and urinal flushometers, as well as G2 8111 Exposed Sensor Flushometers for water closets throughout the entire arena. These touch-free flushometers offer greater hygiene with sensor activation by eliminating the need for flush valve handles. 

Steel City Aesthetics 

While the Sloan BASYS Faucets provide touch-free handwashing, they also bring an added aesthetic element. Sloan’s sleek faucets are individually engraved with the Pittsburgh Penguins team logo to extend the team’s brand into the restroom. 

Sloan BASYS EFX-250 Sensor Faucets were also specified in the concourse, suites, and locker rooms to provide a stylish, safe handwashing experience for players and fans alike.

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