January 14, 2021

XenexLightStrike Spurs ATT Center 400x275San Antonio, Texas-based Xenex Disinfection Services announced it has partnered with the NBA franchise San Antonio Spurs to provide disinfection services for its home arena, the AT&T Center.

The team purchased Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots to disinfect rooms and areas within the AT&T Center. The robots use pulsed xenon to create intense bursts of broad-spectrum UV light, which quickly destroys viruses and bacteria on surfaces. The company said the UV light produced by its robot does four types of cellular damage to the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19), rendering it unable to mutate or reproduce.

The company said its robots work in quick, two-minute cycles, and require no warm-up or cooldown time, which enables the Spurs to disinfect dozens of rooms per day per robot. The robots are currently disinfecting meeting rooms, locker rooms, rehabilitation areas, suites, restrooms, offices, concession areas, and elevators at the arena.

“Our goal is to have the AT&T Center be the cleanest, safest arena in the NBA, and the LightStrike robot is an invaluable tool in helping us achieve this distinction,” said Casey Heverling, VP and General Manager of the AT&T Center. “We spent a lot of time reviewing hundreds of different technologies, and when we came across the LightStrike robot and the UV technology it deploys, we knew we had to have that here because of its effectiveness in killing the coronavirus and creating the safest, cleanest environment possible.”

In addition to the Spurs, Xenex is working with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, which was the first professional sports team to deploy LightStrike robots as part of their re-opening strategy.

“Being chosen to be part of the San Antonio Spurs’ disinfection strategy is a significant honor for Xenex for many reasons, but especially since it’s our hometown team and we love our Spurs,” said Irene Hahn, senior vice president of global sales and marketing at Xenex. “It’s exciting to know that our robots are in use at the AT&T Center, helping provide players, personnel and fans with the cleanest possible arena.”

More details on the Xenex robots and its technology can be found at its website.