Memphis, TN / USA - December 28, 2109: FedEx Forum in Downtown Memphis, TN. Home to the NBA Memphis Grizzlies, University of Memphis basketball and Numerous other events and concerts.

Professional sports venues continue to demonstrate their dedication to fans and players with GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, (GBAC), a Division of ISSA.

The latest arenas to earn accreditation include FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, home to the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies; and Le Centre Bell (L’Aréna des Canadiens Inc.) in Montreal, home to the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. GBAC STAR also accredited Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City; Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island; and Houston Community College-Administration Building in Houston.

The global reach of GBAC STAR continues to expand with accredited hotels in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, providing the public with confidence that the indoor spaces are safe and healthy.

“By helping facilities prepare for, respond to, and recover from biorisks, GBAC STAR is raising the standard for cleaning and disinfection,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “Because it is a performance-based accreditation program, the public can trust the science behind the GBAC STAR seal that facilities display.”

In addition to continuing to gain ground with large stadiums and arenas, GBAC STAR is a sought-after program for convention centers and hotels that are eager to welcome visitors and guests as travel begins to pick up again. Designed for facilities of all types, the accreditation program requires participants to fulfill 20 key elements related to facility leadership, risk mitigation, standard operating procedures, and more.