Florida Citrus Sports Teams Up with Local Partners to Protect Fans, Participants for Upcoming Bowl Games

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treatment extended to operational spaces, including on-site locker rooms and team facilities

Attendees at this year’s Cheez-It Bowl and Vrbo Citrus Bowl can enjoy the action knowing that Camping World Stadium is ready for game day thanks to comprehensive health, safety, and sanitation plan built in collaboration with local partners including AdventHealth and Massey Services.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Attendees at this year’s Cheez-It Bowl and Vrbo Citrus Bowl can enjoy the action knowing that Camping World Stadium is ready for game day thanks to comprehensive health, safety, and sanitation plan built in collaboration with local partners including AdventHealth and Massey Services.

As part of its reopening protocol, Florida Citrus Sports and Orlando Venues leadership worked closely with AdventHealth physicians to develop guidelines intended to keep participants, fans, volunteers, and staff protected at the facility, which recently received Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ Facility Accreditation – the ‘gold standard’ for safe facilities.

Proven, effective protocols will be placed from entry to exit, including the continued use of facial coverings when not eating or drinking, proper physical distancing and encouraged hand sanitization, with touchless sanitizing stations easily accessible throughout the facility.

“We’re honored to work with Florida Citrus Sports and the Camping World Stadium teams to ensure they have measures in place that follow federal health standards and are designed to help keep athletes and fans safe,” said Dr. Tim Hendrix, medical director of AdventHealth Centra Care.

“I encourage everyone to continue to wear masks, and practice social distancing and good hand-hygiene so we can help keep our entire community safe.”

The Vrbo Citrus Bowl, set to feature Auburn and No. 14 Northwestern, is on New Year’s Day at 1 p.m. and will air on ABC.

As part of an enhanced stadium cleaning, Massey Services completed its disinfecting service to the building’s high-traffic areas earlier this month, using its BioAssured™ process to treat indoor spaces and other high-touchpoint surfaces ranging from elevator buttons to escalator handrails over the course of several days.

This treatment also extended to operational spaces, including on-site locker rooms and other team facilities.

“Massey’s disinfecting service provides long-lasting protection of surfaces without the need for additional treatment between games,” said Tony Massey, President of Massey Services and a former Florida Citrus Sports president and current board member.

“We’re proud to provide this service as we work to help partners like FCS reopen for business and do so safely.”

Certified Massey Services Team Members applied the proprietary treatment to these spaces and others throughout Camping World Stadium, disinfecting surfaces using a two-step process that eliminates and neutralizes bacteria and prevents new microorganisms from growing for up to 30 days.

More information on this process can be found online at bigtime.games/massey.

B-roll from Massey Services’ disinfection service at Camping World Stadium, as well as an AdventHealth walkthrough with Dr. Hendrix can be accessed by clicking here.

“We’re fortunate to have longtime partners like Massey and AdventHealth on our sideline during unique and challenging seasons like this,” Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan said.

“Both organizations have gone above and beyond to ensure that we can host these incredible events safely. We’re proud to call them teammates and we’re lucky to have them playing such an important role on behalf of our community.”

The 2020 Cheez-It Bowl, featuring No. 18 Miami and No. 21 Oklahoma State, is set for Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 5:30 p.m. and will air on ESPN. The Vrbo Citrus Bowl, set to feature Auburn and No. 14 Northwestern, is on New Year’s Day at 1 p.m. and will air on ABC.

Tickets for both games are available at bigtime.games/tickets. Seats are available in clusters of two, four, six or eight, with physical distancing implemented between pods.

Florida Citrus Sports and the City of Orlando are also implementing additional procedures to ensure the safety of guests and staff members at Camping World Stadium events. To learn more about these protocols, visit floridacitrussports.com/covid.

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