Kansas City Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium earns GBAC accreditation


Arrowhead Stadium, home to the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, has achieved GBAC STAR accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA.

The stadium, which will welcome fans at a reduced capacity for its home games, has demonstrated that it knows how to prepare, respond, and recover from infectious disease outbreaks and biohazard situations.

GBAC STAR also accredited 50 additional facilities recently, including Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, home to the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto, and Hyatt properties around the world.

“More than ever, facility occupants are concerned about the quality and frequency of cleaning,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “GBAC STAR accreditation provides added assurance that an organization truly understands the why and how of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention.”

To achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, facilities must demonstrate capability and compliance with 20 key program elements, including personal protective equipment, personnel training, emergency response, and more. With seating for approximately 73,000, Arrowhead Stadium will host approximately 16,000 fans and conduct pre- and post-game cleaning and disinfection to provide the safest environment possible. The University of Kansas Health System Training Complex, the Chiefs’ practice facility, has also achieved GBAC STAR accreditation.

The most recent stadia and arenas to have earned GBAC STAR accreditation include:

  • Arrowhead Stadium & The University of Kansas Health System Training Complex in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Banc of California Stadium, home to Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles FC, in Los Angeles
  • DC Armory in Washington, D.C.
  • Entertainment & Sports Arena, home to the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, in Washington, D.C.
  • Honda Center, home to the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, in Anaheim, Calif.
  • Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland
  • Spectrum Center, home to the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, in Charlotte, N.C.
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