BRONX, NY — The New York Yankees have been proactive in the fight against unwanted germs and bacteria in their new stadium, according to Newsday
All public restrooms and concession areas, home and visiting clubhouses, weight rooms, lounges, showers, coaches'' rooms, dugouts and bullpens are being treated with a disinfecting coating designed to inhibit harmful bacteria, the story stated.
Craig Andrews, CEO of CSG Sportscoatings
, said: "Of course they want to protect their investments, but they also want to minimize any bacterial infection anywhere in the new stadium to protect the fans. They are the most proactive of any organization in Major League Baseball in protecting their facilities for players and fans."
Several professional sports franchises, including the Toronto Blue Jays and the Cleveland Browns, have had their stadiums and clubhouse facilities treated, the story noted.
The sanitization decision comes after numerous documented cases of professional athletes contracting staph infections in the past few years; some cases resulted in hospitalization, the story added.