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 focuses on providing additional proactive and innovative security measures for guests at Marlins Park.
A key component of the partnership with Rentokil is the drone disinfection program, which allows Marlins Park to be strategically and efficiently disinfected year-round. Licensed pilots use FAA-approved, state-of-the-art drone technology and trajectory programming for a targeted approach to cover large open areas such as the seat pan in Marlins Park. A fast-acting formula inactivates pathogens within four (4) minutes of using the drone, including Coronavirus, Norovirus, H1N1, SARS, MRSA, Swine Flu, E. Coli, Salmonella and more. The formula leaves 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 improve the experience of our guests in 2021,” he said Michael Shaw, Marlin’s Head of Experience and Innovation. “This partnership with a long-time industry leader in Rentokil enables us to use the latest technology to improve our disinfection process.”
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with the Miami Marlins to conduct a drone disinfection,” he said John Myers, President and CEO of Rentokil North America. “Our goal in everything we do is to protect people and improve lives. The Rentokil disinfection program is designed to help provide a safe environment for fans, ballpark staff and players. The Miami Marlins are committed to protecting their community and protecting them in Marlins Park. “
With more than 100 years of hygiene expertise worldwide, Rentokil is the expert in creating safe environments for its customers. The large scale disinfection service is one of the many examples of how Rentokil continues to innovate.
The partnership follows Marlins’ announcement to improve health and safety measures for the regular season and 2021 events at Marlins Park.
In addition, Marlins Park was inducted into the WELL Health-Safety Rating, joining Yankee Stadium as the first two major league baseball facilities to enroll and the BB&T Center as the first two sports facilities in South Florida currently on Participate in the program.
For the latest news and updates, including details on the advanced health and safety measures, visit Marlins.com/2021Season.