Sport Stadium

The Problem

• Transportation facilities such airports, underground, ports, train and bus stations, are intense mobility hubs among people from all over the world,who can carry infectious agents.

• The problem is exacerbated as microbial diversity varies around the world. As a result, there is risk of exposing staff, football teams and people attending sport events to unknown pathogens with increased infectivity.

• The recent SARS-Cov2 pandemic has created a climate of insecurity towards attending sport events and other leisure activities involving the use of indoor public spaces.

• At the same time, citizens are now more aware and better informed about biosafety issues, and therefore more demanding from services provided to them.

Proposed solution

Our main goal is to detect and monitor microbial communities located in public and non-public areas of the sport stadiu and to record microbial hotspot areas and transmission patterns.

By constructing almost complete genomes from metagenomic samples, we are able to exhaustively identify all potential biological hazards as well as monitor their spread in transportation hubs.

Monitoring pathogens in the environment in almost real time allows targeted and effective infection control measures.

The detection and monitoring of pathogens in indoor air, water as well as indoor and outdoor surfaces, provides a comprehensive record of the stadium’s epidemiological state.

Air and Surface Monitoring

Waiting areas and lounges

Dining and shopping areas

Elevators and escalators


Cargo exchange areas

Water monitoring

Drinking water

Produced wastewater

Benefits for the Sport Stadium

Identifying and monitoring the stadium’s microbial footprint will create a safe environment for the staff, the football teams and people attending.

The sport stadium administration will have imminent information of possible health threats and will be able to take all necessary measures.

The interactive result reports generated by the DNA sequence platform can be used for controls and to inform interested third parties.