In a sports stadium, few areas experience as much traffic as the restroom facilities. Oklahoma State University’s historic stadium was built in 1913, so the restroom facilities had suffered a great deal of wear and tear from continued use over the years.
When the university planned to renovate and expand its stadium, it was an opportunity to upgrade the restrooms with new bathroom partitions that would add functional and aesthetic value and stand up to the high volume of traffic.
“Durability was of utmost importance when selecting a product for this application,” Reed said. “But due to the nature of the application, we also wanted a product that would be low maintenance and resistant to abuse. It’s common knowledge that public bathroom facilities, particularly the stalls, are subjected to vandalism, including scratches and dents and graffiti from rival or rowdy fans. We did our research and specified Scranton Products’ Hiny Hiders for the application.”
Hiny Hiders are constructed with premium, American-made 1-inch thick solid HDPE. These plastic partitions resist dents, scratches, corrosion, bacteria, graffiti, and mildew, and unlike traditional metal partitions, they never rust.
Stylish and Durable Bathroom Partitions
With the number of partitions required in the installation, it was a challenge to find the material that would last. Solid plastic won’t break, and it never needs to be painted.
Hiny Hiders are available in a multitude of colors and textures. Reed took advantage of the product’s customization capabilities and specified that the bathroom partitions be designed in the university’s school colors. In addition, to make the application even more unique, the door of each stall is personalized with the OSU logo.
“Routing the logo into each door shows the workability of HDPE,” Reed said. “We were able to provide the university and the fans with a unique custom product for the new facility. The color is bright orange, and the logo supports college spirit and fan excitement.”
More than 500 partitions were installed in the new stadium. Today, according to facility manager Donald Clark, the Hiny Hiders partitions have proven to be low maintenance. “Our metal stalls rusted, needed painting, and graffiti was often a problem,” he explained. “Since the Hiny Hiders were installed, we’ve had virtually no maintenance issues in any of the restroom stalls. The most we’ve had to do is wash them down with a garden hose.”
For Oklahoma State University, the plan to renovate their stadium was to transform a structure that was showing its age into a contemporary, state-of-the-art facility. The goal was to create unrivaled facilities for football players and fans alike. Boone Pickens Stadium can now be considered one of America’s top facilities from top to bottom.