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Tampa Bay Arena Boosts IAQ for NHL Playoffs

June 24, 2021
As Tampa defends its title, returning hockey fans are benefiting from newly installed, multi-stage HEPA air purification units, provided by Pure Air Control and Trane.


Tampa Bay, FL -- June 18, 2021 – Pure Air Control Services, a nationally recognized indoor air quality (IAQ) firm in Clearwater, recently completed consulting work for Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay and procured air purification units for the 21,500-seat venue, just in time for the World Champion Tampa Bay Lighting to participate in the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs.

During the start of the National Basketball Association (NBA) season, the Toronto Raptors also were able to enjoy the benefits of good IAQ at Amalie Arena.  

The seven in-room AeraMax multi-stage HEPA air purification units from Building Health Check LLC, a division of Pure Air Control Services, were procured via a partnership with Tampa Bay Trane. The units are enrolled in the PURE-AeraMax support program providing extended support and service over their lifetime. They are being used both in the arena’s home team and away team facilities.

“As a long-time partner of Amalie Arena through Vinik Sports Group, we are proud to have helped continually improve the indoor air quality of the venue over the years,” said Alan Wozniak, president and CEO of Pure Air Control Services. “It gives athletes, performers and fans confidence in knowing they are at one of the cleanest and healthiest facilities in the nation.”

With more and more people being vaccinated and infection numbers trending downward in the past several weeks, many sports arenas across the nation have been allowing fans to attend events at full capacity. Leading sports arenas like Amalie Arena have been upgrading their indoor air systems to safeguard the health of athletes, performers and fans.

“In response to COVID-19, we wanted to ensure our tenants and staff at AMALIE Arena that we are taking every precaution mechanically to ensure artist, player and staff safety in the back of house,” said Mike O'Donnell, senior director of planning and projects, Vinik Sports Group. “While we’ve worked hard to become both a WELL Health-Safety and GBAC Star Certified Facility, we wanted to go above and beyond the increased filtration already implemented at the air handlers. Pure Air Control Services was instrumental in helping us navigate the selection of the right localized air filtration units and how it improves the indoor air quality of these spaces.” 

O’Donnells’ team is installing the AeraMax units procured through Pure Air Control Services throughout the back of house in all smaller spaces that may have multiple occupants. These include the spaces utilized by touring artists, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. The concourses and seating bowl are too expansive to be impacted by the filtration units, and instead are relying on precautions like increased outside air, filter sizing and other technology.

In previous years, Pure Air Control Services partnered with Amalie Arena through Vinik Sports Group to environmentally clean the venue’s HVAC system’s chilled water-cooling towers with its proprietary PURE-Steam Coil Cleaning processes to ensure equipment cleanliness and operational efficiency as part of the Healthy Buildings Program.

About Pure Air Control Services

Pure Air Control Services is a nationally recognized indoor air quality (IAQ) firm headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. Since 1984, it has provided IAQ services to governmental agencies, educational institutions, commercial properties, energy engineering firms and other mechanical contractors. It is a privately owned company with established credentials and experience in all areas of IAQ and indoor environmental problem solving. Pure Air Control Services provides environmental consulting, building diagnostics, and laboratory services, as well as HVAC system hygienic cleaning and restoration. Members of its staff include industrial hygienists, certified indoor environmental consultants, microbiologists and building remediation technicians with more than 800 million square feet of experience in more than 15,000 buildings nationwide. To learn more about Pure Air Control Services, please visit pureaircontrols.com.


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