National Car Rental Center
The National Car Rental Center
(aka the "Rentah Centah") is a newer
facility that regularly houses the NHL's Florida
Panthers ice hockey team. Situated in Sunrise,
a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, the NCRC was constructed
out of a dispute between former Panthers owner
H. Wayne Huizenga (who also owns the Dolphins
and formerly the Marlins) and Micky Arison, the
Carnival Cruise owner and owner of the Miami Heat.
The two couldn't get together to share one new
arena so South Florida got two new arenas.
That being said, the toilet situation
of the NCRC is quite interesting. The first observation
is the shear number and close proximity of restrooms
for both men and women. Upon entering, the facility
is strictly arena fare but with some touches.
The highlight is the plastic trays above each
urinal and in each stall for patrons' drinks.
Very nice touch. The stalls are ordinary with
press board dividers and normal vessels. Privacy
and user friendliness are average. The one drawback
was the relatively few number of stalls per restroom.
The average was six, which seems like enough except
they were always full (shy urinators?). Also,
they seemed to have stuck strictly to the book
on handicrapping stalls.
Overall, we give them an A for
effort but a C for execution for a score of 3
User Friendliness = 3
Cleanliness = 3
Privacy = 3
Facilities = 3
Overall Rating = 3