Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer - Soldier Field case study

Soldier Field

Soldier Field

The business

American football stadium Soldier Field was built in the early 1920s to commemorate US soldiers lost at war. Today, it’s an iconic venue for the city of Chicago, continuing to host football alongside a range of other sports and events.

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“The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer brings multiple benefits to Soldier Field – less paper towel usage, cleaner washrooms and cost savings.”

Michael Ortman, Director of Operations

Dyson Airblade dB hand dryers

The problem

With over 1.5 million spectators visiting Soldier Field annually, cleaning up discarded paper towels and constant dispenser restocking was placing washrooms under considerable strain.

The solution

Dyson Airblade dB hand dryers.

Less maintenance

Airblade™ technology doesn’t rely on consumables like paper to dry hands. Instead, it generates two high velocity sheets of air that scrape water from hands quickly and hygienically. So there’s no mess, and no restocking.

“Having a clean restroom for patrons when they come to our facility is one of the most important things for us,” explains Michael Ortman, Director of Operations.

Lower running costs

A Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer can dry up to 18 pairs of hands for the price of a single paper towel. As a result, Soldier Field has reduced its paper towel expenses by more than $12,000 each year.

Reduced waste

Switching from paper towels has helped further reduce Soldier Field’s carbon footprint. Per dry, Airblade™ technology generates just 3.3g of CO2 – compared to 13.9g of CO2 per dry for paper towels.

Only Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have all these benefits

  • Fastest hand dryers icon


    Hands are dried
    in 10-12 seconds.

  • Most hygienic icon


    HEPA filters as standard.

  • Costs less to run icon

    Costs less to run

    Up to 86% less than
    other hand dryers.

  • Better for the environment icon

    Better for the environment

    No trees cut down, no paper waste

  • Dyson Store icon

    5-year guarantee

    Parts and labour