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AEG Facilities accounts for 50% of ticket sales in top 10 global arenas

AEG Facilities accounts for 50% of ticket sales in top 10 global arenas
May 19, 2017

AEG Facilities have dominated Pollstar’s 2017 first quarter rankings, with 24 affiliated arenas appearing on the list of the top 100 arenas worldwide.

With AEG managing the two top arenas in the world, 65% of ticket sales in the top five arenas based on concert and show ticket sales were sold in AEG Facilities arenas.

In total, AEG Facilities accounted for more than 3 million tickets sold in the first quarter of 2017, accumulated from the top 100 venues across four continents. Overall, 24 venues owned, operated or affiliated with AEG Facilities were named in the list of the top 100 arenas worldwide, including four of the top 10-accounting for 50 percent of global ticket sales, five of the top 15, eight of the top 30, and 15 of the top 50 arenas for the first quarter of 2017. Statistics and rankings were compiled by the well-respected concert and venue industry publication Pollstar magazine.

AEG Facilities’ The O2 in London, which has led the rankings every year since it opened in 2007, once again tops the list, with more than 570,000 tickets sold in the first quarter of 2017, while The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland ranked second worldwide. Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany) ranked fiev while Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY) came in seven worldwide and number one in the United States.

Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany) ranked fifth, giving AEG Facilities four venues in the top 10 worldwide.

AEG Facilities President Bob Newman stated “Pollstar's first quarter rankings showcase AEG Facilities' strength as the industry leader in attracting the world's greatest events as the world-class arenas in our portfolio continue to perform at record levels.

“We look forward to an even more successful year.”

Australia’s top performing venues where the Perth Arena, Brisbane Entertainment Centre and Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena.

The complete list of venues AEG Facilities owns, operates or is affiliated with that placed in the Top 100 for the 2017 first-quarter rankings include:

The O2, London, UK - 1
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK - 2
Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany - 5
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA - 7
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany - 12
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China - 16
Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA - 19
U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - 22
Ericson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden - 32
The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK - 33
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, USA - 37
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA - 42
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, USA - 48
Sprint Center, Kansas City, USA - 49
PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, , USA - 50
Videotron Centre, Quebec City, Canada - 51
Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Georgia, USA - 53
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA - 58
Perth Arena, Perth - 62
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA - 65
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Queensland - 69
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney - 70 
KeyArena, Seattle, USA - 76
Target Center, Minneapolis, USA - 77

Pollstar is the leading international publication for the concert industry, which publishes quarterly, mid-year and annual rankings of top arenas in ticket sales worldwide. 

Image: London's O2 Arena.

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