These Are The Best—And The Worst—NFL Stadium Bathrooms
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Every Sunday in autumn and some weekdays, too, millions of NFL fans across the country trek to a massive football stadium to cheer on their favorite team. That’s a lot of fired-up folks contained in one space, and stadiums have to accommodate all of their needs, from food to drink to … the stuff that happens after they eat and drink.
Fans don’t tend to spend a lot of time in the bathroom while the game’s happening, but they’ve still got opinions about stadium restrooms. Ticket resale website SeatGeek polled more than 3,000 NFL fans about the food, atmosphere and, yes, bathrooms at all 32 NFL stadiums. The site then ranked the stadiums in each category — so you can see how your fave squad performs in the vital restroom metric.
It’s worth a look because, let’s face it: No matter how exciting the game, you’re going to have to make a pit stop at least once.
Here’s a glimpse at the top five and (yikes) bottom five stadium bathrooms in the NFL, according to SeatGeek’s users, starting with the best bathrooms.
5. U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
Opened in 2016, this Midwestern gem is a high-scorer in the bathroom category. The stadium also ranked fifth in the poll for food. It’s no surprise to see this stadium on the list for facilities — the Vikings’ home has won design awards and other accolades.
4. Lambeau Field, Green Bay
Lambeau’s legendary for a lot of reasons — it ranked No. 1 for ambiance in the poll — and apparently its restrooms are pretty great, too. Good thing: the home of the Packers is known for having an excellent beer selection!
3. AT&T Stadium, Dallas
The Cowboys‘ home field tied with Indy’s stadium for its beautiful bathrooms. AT&T Stadium is known for a few other things, too — for example, its 60-yard jumbotron and the highest parking prices in the league. Make a pit stop before you take that long walk back to your car!
2. Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
The Colts play in this relatively-new (built in 2008) spot that got high marks across the board for its fan-friendliness, including a 4.3 out of 5 for its lavatories.
1. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Opened in 2017, the home of the Atlanta Falcons is the newest stadium in the NFL. It’s probably unsurprising, then, that its brand-new bathrooms are a hit with fans. The stadium also topped the list for best food in the league.
And now, brace yourselves for the five worst stadium bathrooms in the league, according to SeatGeek fans.
28. Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
In a city famous for its distinctive chili style, you’d better have a strong bathroom game. Alas, Bengals boosters gave the stadium not-so-great marks for its restrooms.
29. New Era Field, Buffalo
Buffalo Bills fans love tailgating and proving their cold-weather mettle in the brutal Buffalo winter, but they don’t love New Era’s bathrooms. On the other hand, the stadium is a certified sensory inclusive space for folks with sensory-processing disorders like autism — guests can borrow bags of stress-relieving tools for free. The stadium also ranked seventh for atmosphere, according to SeatGeek fans.
30. FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
Football fans gave mediocre marks across the board to the home of the Washington Redskins, including the restroom scene. That’s disappointing at a stadium that has an outrageous menu item known as the DMV Super Burrito, a 3-pound monster with beef, chicken, sausage, rice, black bean salsa and some veggies thrown in for good measure.
31. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Opened in 1923, the Coliseum is the oldest stadium in the NFL. It’s hosted two Olympic Games and dozens of legendary rock shows, but L.A. Rams fans aren’t loving the bathroom situation. They won’t have to deal with it much longer, because the team is slated to move to the new SoFi Stadium in 2020.
32. RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland
The Raider Nation is famous for its rabid devotion to the team. But the bathrooms at the Raiders’ stadium? Fans aren’t really big fans — their ratings of the restrooms were the worst in the league. However, the bigger problem for Raiders fans is probably that losing their team: the Raiders are building a new $1.8 billion stadium in Las Vegas, and they’ll move there once it opens.
Here’s the full list of rankings again, if you want to see where your team lands in the toilet-comfort department.