The Atlanta Falcons intend to bring fans back, little-by-little, to its Mercedes-Benz Stadium starting with their Oct. 11 game against the Carolina Panthers. Last Wednesday, the team announced an initiative that also seems a little fishy. Instead, of using maintenance workers to maintain the stadiums when fans return, the Falcons said that they will be using drones to clean and sanitize the areas that fans will be occupying in the 71,000 seat stadium.

“This stadium is incredibly large, and as we begin to slowly welcome fans back, these drones allow us to maximize the time between games and private events to thoroughly sanitize,” said Jackie Poulakos, manager of building operations. “We are always challenged by leadership to continually innovate and this new technology is the ideal solution to effectively disinfect and sanitize our stadium in an efficient manner.”


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