Sports Training Facility adds Lightning Protection

Lightning Protection for a World Class Sports Training Facility

The Bollettieri Sports Academy in Bradenton (now IMG) is a world class sports training facility, including a baseball academy, tennis center and a soccer camp. This facility is fully protected from lightning strikes by the early streamer emission Preventor 2005.
Baseball coach Palmer Mintz said seeing is believing. “It was after practice one afternoon, and I was waiting with four or five kids for their parents to pick them up,” said the coach. “All of a sudden, we saw a bolt of lightning hit the Preventor about 40 yards from us. We actually saw the lightning change course and seek the Preventor. The hair on my head stood up. But absolutely nothing happened to us. We were all safe thanks to the Preventor.”