We go to arenas for various reasons: to cheer on our favorite sports teams, to sing along with our favorite musical acts, or maybe to even enjoy a good old monster truck rally.
With the ability to hold upwards of 30,000 people during multiple evenings in one week, these facilities go to great lengths to ensure that all attendees have a positive experience that extends beyond featuring the sporting and other entertainment talent that is being showcased.
If you are a facilities manager, a considerable challenge in keeping attendees happy is ensuring that any foul odors are kept in check – not only during the event, but also for all subsequent events to follow. As such, it’s important to determine how to effectively get rid of offending odors so you can continue to provide your community with a valuable service.
The concept of odor management and arenas is clearly not new, but it is highly important and can come in different forms. For example, we’ve discussed on this blog about how to deal with animal odors from the circus, as well as gained insights into how the Chicago Blackhawks deals with locker room odors (even when there’s no season!).
In both of these instances, Fresh Wave IAQ played an integral part in helping to combat the foulest of odors in arenas: urine and feces odors from circus animals and smelly hockey gear.
The use of natural, commercial-grade odor eliminating products that are non-toxic and eco-friendly can help arena attendees breathe free and clear — even with a teen idol on stage. In addition, with the possibility of more than 100,000 attendees circulating through an arena during one week, it is always important to focus on solutions that are safe and non-toxic.
By being the foundation for sporting and cultural events that are vital to the vibrancy of a city or region, arenas are very important facilities that should be managed with the utmost care and consideration. The right odor management strategies are a key part of this.