Kansas city, Missouri United States- 6/26/2017 Arrowhead stadium home of the Kansas city Chiefs NFL football team

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 welcomed fans at a reduced capacity for Thursday night's Chiefs win over the Houston Texans, 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 this week, 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,” says 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 during the 2020 NFL season. The University of Kansas Health System Training Complex, the Chiefs’ practice facility, has also achieved GBAC STAR accreditation.