Chicago Cubs baseball fans make do with – even defend — their beloved but rapidly aging Wrigley Field, the home park in Chi- cago. Nevertheless, no fans are complaining about the different character of the Cubs’
new preseason stadium near Phoenix and its updated
Wrigley’s restrooms – which include notorious trough
urinals in the men’s restrooms – are a nod to a different
era. Cubs Park, the new stadium for spring training that
debuted last March, treats fans to modern restrooms
that far surpass Wrigley’s.
W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling of Phoenix,
was responsible for the plumbing. The firm has com-
Plumbing Update Pleases Fans of the Chicago Cubs
NEW PRESEASON STADIUM
NEEDED DURABLE, WATER-
EFFICIENT RESTROOMS ABLE
TO STAND UP TO LOCAL WATER
pleted other athletic facilities in the area, including the
Los Angeles Dodgers’ portion of the Camelback Ranch
Spring Training Complex in Glendale, AZ, and was
prepared for the job.
The firm’s good experience with Sloan over the years
made the plumbing choice for Cubs Park a logical one.
“We’ve used Sloan on other projects and never have
had any problems,” says Alan Boughton, vice president
of construction for W.J. Maloney.
It was the Cubs organization, however, that really
went to bat for Sloan. The Cubs specifically requested
Sloan, which has manufactured its flushometers in the
Chicago area for more than 100 years.
BOTH THE PLUMBING CONTRACTOR AND THE CHICAGO CUBS ORGANIZATION agreed that Sloan fixtures were the most durable option for Cubs Park,
the new preseason stadium in Arizona.
The fact that the water-efficient Sloan systems could
save the park water was a bonus, along with saving
money and improving aesthetics, but there were other
considerations, too. “Because the restrooms get used
heavily for one month out of the year, we were looking
more for durability,” says Boughton. Arizona’s poor
water quality can also take its toll on plumbing, and
he knew that Sloan systems could stand up to the
In Cubs Park, W.J. Maloney installed 188 wall-mount
water closets, 82 ADA-compliant water closets with
Royal® flushometers, and 124 complete Sloan urinal
systems. The public restrooms have Sloan wall-hung
vitreous china lavatories, while the upscale clubhouse
and private restrooms have countertop lavatories.
SLOAN VALVE COMPANY