SEATTLE, Wash. – Lumen Field, home to four professional sports teams including the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, MLS' Seattle Sounders, NWSL's OL Reign and XFL's Seattle Sea Dragons, has successfully renewed its SAFETY Act Designation and Certification, the highest level of security accreditation awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The venue originally was awarded SAFETY Act certification in 2018, and is currently the only sports & entertainment stadium on the West Coast to be certified and designated. The renewal confirms that the venue has deployed the latest in anti-terrorism technologies and best practices, including physical and electronic security equipment, as well as emergency planning processes, procedures, and personnel training.
"As we continue to be one of the busiest venues in the Pacific Northwest, with more than 2 million guests coming through our doors each year across sports, concerts and other events, safety is always our top priority," said Zach Hensley, Vice President of Operations for the Seattle Seahawks and General Manager of Lumen Field. "This achievement demonstrates our commitment to being industry-leaders in security best practices and offering the safest possible environment for all guests who enter Lumen Field."
First & Goal Inc., which operates the stadium, worked together with multiple local, state, and federal agencies for the certification, including the Seattle Police Department, Seattle Fire Department, FBI, FAA, BNSF Railway and DHS. The certification applies to the entire Lumen Field property including the seating bowl, suites, gates, loading dock, perimeters, field, lockers rooms, Event Center, utility and mechanical systems, command center and parking areas.
The certification is valid through October 2028.