Once you’ve got a few rounds of drinks in you, it can get pretty tricky to navigate the bathrooms at Gillette Stadium if you don’t know where you’re going. But when you’ve gotta go, you’ve really gotta go! The good news is that bathrooms are plentiful at Gillette and they’re easily accessible throughout the parking lots, as well as inside the stadium and at Patriot Place.
Here are a few ground rules and tips to help ease your bladder:
1. “Though shall not pee in public.” This is one of the commandments of Patriots tailgating. While it’s an obvious one, some tailgaters might find it easier to sneak behind their car or truck, especially when they’ve got a good buzz going. This is really not advisable and can land you in some good trouble if you’re caught.
2. The key to a great tailgating experience is not having to worry about anything, including being confident about where the bathrooms are if you’re tailgating in the parking lot. Just go to the end of the row you’re parked in and you’re likely to find a porta potty. There are usually lines during the prime tailgating hours, but the wait shouldn’t be too long.
3. If you happen to be near Patriots Place, there are two main public restrooms that you can use. There are men’s and women’s restrooms located outside of the management office, in between Bar Louie and Skipjack’s. There is also a restroom downstairs, closer to the stadium, in the lobby of CBS Scene, which is near the Segway. The closer you get to the stadium, though, the more likely you’re going to have to wait in a line. Restaurants also have their own bathrooms, but chances are you won’t be able to use those unless you’re a patron.
4. Once you’re inside of the stadium, there are a huge number of public restrooms. Don’t confuse the bathroom exit for the entrance, though. Some patrons have been banned for life when Gillette security has caught them skipping the line by entering through the wrong door. If you’re lucky enough to be in one of Gillette’s 89 luxury suites, each are equipped with their own marbled bathrooms and personal attendants.
5. Have kids? No problem. Family restrooms are located on every level of the stadium and parents can rest assured that their little one’s pit stop will be easy. Nobody can get inside of these bathrooms unless they have a child with them, so there likely won’t be a long line.
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Victoria Myers is a freelance writer covering all things Boston. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.