Iconic LA venue achieves wellbeing accolade
Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles has achieved the prestigious WELL Health-Safety Rating – recognition of the arena’s commitment to nurturing a culture of health, wellbeing and safety for employees and visitors.
The venue, which is owned and operated by AEG, is the home of four professional sports franchises – the NBA basketball league’s Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers, the NHL ice hockey league’s LA Kings and the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s NBA.
The award was designated by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) – a global authority for driving market transformation toward healthy buildings, organisations and communities.
To achieve the accolade, the venue’s owner and operator AEG met rigorous requirements related to its operational policies, maintenance protocols and emergency plans.
The rating includes more than 20 features designed to help organisations keep spaces clean and sanitised; provide essential health benefits and services; communicate health and safety efforts; ensure they have adequate emergency preparations and programmes; and assess the facility’s air and water quality.
“As an organisation dedicated to delivering the most memorable sports and live entertainment experiences, Crypto.com Arena has been at the forefront of adopting stringent cleaning and safety protocols and was the first NBA, NHL and WNBA Arena to receive the GBAC Star Facility Accreditation in June of 2020,” said Lee Zeidman, President of Crypto.com Arena.
“This recognition is further evidence of our commitment to ensuring that Crypto.com Arena strives to not only be one of the safest arenas possible, but also promotes an environment that supports the health and wellbeing of our employees, tenant teams, artists, promoters, guests, and partners.”
Rachel Hodgdon, President and CEO of IWBI, added: “Sports and entertainment venues like Crypto.com Arena anchor communities large and small, giving us places to cheer on our hometown teams or see our favourite performers. By achieving the WELL Health-Safety Rating, AEG made sure it’s also a place that enhances our health and wellbeing.”