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A number of NBA and NHL arenas across the country have already implemented all-gender restrooms, and now the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers is following suit.
The Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse announced today the facility is adding the new restrooms, despite the fact that only a small percentage of fans are allowed into the arena to watch games right now.
The arena, which has been the home of the Cavs since it opened in 1994, released a statement regarding the addition of the restrooms to the concourse of the arena.
“The new gender-inclusive restrooms will provide comfortable and convenient restroom access to transgender and gender non-conforming guests, as well as any guest who may require the assistance of a caregiver, parent or child of a different gender.
“As part of the extensive, ongoing commitment of the Cavs, Monsters and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse organization to maintain and foster an inclusive environment that is welcoming to everyone, two restrooms at the FieldHouse have been permanently converted into all-gender facilities in order to increase safe and appropriate accommodations for all visitors.”
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse houses 19,432 people in its basketball configuration and up to 18,926 for ice hockey.
When LeBron James was leading the Cavs in their epic runs to the NBA Finals in matchups with the Golden State Warriors, the wine and gold hosted playoff games in 12 of their 25 seasons at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, including games three and four of the 2007 NBA Finals, 2017 Finals, 2018 Finals and games three, four, and six of the 2015 and 2016 Finals.