This past fall, AtmosAir was featured on VenuesNow.com in an article aptly titled, “A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON VENUE AIR.” Within the piece, editor, Tim Newcomb, went on to illustrate the impact AtmosAir is making on multiple athletic facilities, helping to improve overall athletic performance and health, all while lowering energy costs.
The article also showcases the evolution of AtmosAir’s entry into professional sports, which started over five years ago with the installation throughout The Staples Center in Los Angeles. Before expanding the system throughout the entire venue, it had to be tested for efficacy in a portion of the building to prove how much cleaner the air was as compared to how much less energy was being used.
CEO, Steve Levine, knew that by proving the overall effectiveness of the AtmosAir systems to one team, it wouldn’t be long before others wanted their athletes and venue attendees to be breathing the same clean air. “We felt like if we could use sports arenas and stadiums as educational platforms to really educate the fan base and different stadium-management companies on our technology, then it would trickle down to colleges and high schools and eventually the consumer,” Levine said. “It was a planned effort, and we felt we could make the greatest impact in sports because they want to protect their players.”
Furthermore, with teams training in such close quarters and being more at risk for contracting infections, trainers for the teams commented that AtmosAir has been making a difference in the overall sanitary side of the facilities, helping to reduce illness and allergies.
Levine notes, “When an outbreak of flu happened through the NHL, the (Los Angeles) Kings — the only team in hockey that had AtmosAir — didn’t have a single issue.” Los Angeles Kings trainer, Chris Kingsley, has also said in a statement, “Continuous disinfection keeps athletes, players, coaches, training staff and fans healthier and safer.”
Venues Now also rounded up where sports arenas have come to know AtmosAir and where it is currently being installed. In addition to the Staples Center, ‘AtmosAir has filled Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and will come to the new Chase Center in San Francisco when it opens before next year’s NBA season and also to Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland early next year as part of continuing renovations there. The Dallas Cowboys have installed it in two training facilities and the system is already in place in Boston’s TD Garden, Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots use the system for training. Among ballparks, the new Globe Life Field in Texas will install the system, already in use by the Chicago Cubs at their training facility, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ PNC Park and the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park.’