MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins today announced a multi-year partnership with Florida Pest Control and parent company Rentokil, a global leader in disinfection, hygiene, and pest control services. The strategic partnership features a focus on providing additional proactive and innovative safety measures for guests at Marlins Park.
A key component to the partnership with Rentokil is the drone disinfection program, which will deliver effective and efficient disinfection of Marlins Park strategically throughout the year. Licensed pilots use FAA-approved, state-of-the-art drone technology and flight path programming for a targeted approach to cover large open areas, such as the seating bowl inside Marlins Park. A fast-acting formula inactivates pathogens within four (4) minutes of the drone application, including coronavirus, norovirus, H1N1, SARS, MRSA, swine flu, E. Coli, Salmonella and more. The formula leaves behind no harsh fumes or visible residue.
“As we prepare to welcome our fans back to Marlins Park, we continue to add health and safety measures that will enhance our guests’ 2021 experience,” said Michael Shaw, Marlins Head of Experience and Innovation. “This partnership with a longstanding industry leader in Rentokil allows us to utilize their state-of-the-art technology to enhance our disinfection process.”
“We are thrilled with the opportunity to partner with the Miami Marlins to provide drone disinfection,” said John Myers, President and CEO of Rentokil North America. “Our goal in everything we do is protecting people and enhancing lives. The Rentokil disinfection program is designed to help provide a safe environment for fans, ballpark staff and players. The Miami Marlins are going above and beyond to protect their community and make them safe inside Marlins Park.”
With more than 100 years of hygiene expertise worldwide, Rentokil is the expert in creating safer environments for their customers. Large-area disinfection service is one of the many examples of how Rentokil continues to innovate.
The partnership comes on the heels of the Marlins announcement of enhanced health and safety measures to be applied at Marlins Park for the 2021 regular season and events.
In addition, Marlins Park was enrolled in the WELL Health-Safety Rating, joining Yankee Stadium as the first two Major League Baseball facilities to enroll and BB&T Center as the first two sports facilities in South Florida currently participating in the program.
For the latest news and updates, including details on the enhanced health and safety measures, please visit Marlins.com/2021Season.