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AEG Facilities sell more than 12 million tickets worldwide during 2016
AEG Facilities has welcomed its showing in Pollstar magazine’s 2016 Year-End Rankings of the world’s top arenas, which strong performances by its managed venues around the world.
Based on ticket sales, the top arena in the world was once again AEG Facilities’ The O2 in London, while AEG Facilities-affiliated venues accounted for four out of the top 10 arenas worldwide.
Overall, AEG Facilities’ venues accounted for 47% of all tickets sold in the top 20 arenas throughout 2016.
In total, AEG Facilities-venues sold more than 12 million tickets in 2016. 27 arenas owned, operated or affiliated with AEG Facilities were named in the list of the top 100 arenas worldwide for the 2016 year-end rankings as compiled by the well-respected concert and venues industry publication, Pollstar magazine.
For the 10th consecutive year since opening its doors in 2007, London’s The O2 topped the list with more than 1.5 million tickets sold in 2016. Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York ranked number two in the United States and seventh worldwide, while Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena ranked fourth in the USA and 15th worldwide.
Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena ranked 29th worldwide.
Commenting on the impressive performance, AEG Facilities President Bob Newman stated “we are proud of AEG Facilities’ rankings in Pollstar’s 2016 Year-End report, and again are excited to see our global network of elite venues leading the way in attracting and hosting the world’s greatest events.
“With 27 of our venues ranking in the top 100, it continues to showcase the strength of our global network and growth of our worldwide division.”
AEG Facilities’ arena also rank as the top arenas in France (AccorHotels Arena), China (Mercedes-Benz Arena) and Sweden (Ericsson Globe), in addition to second and third ranked arenas in Germany (Barclaycard Arena & Mercedes-Benz Arena) in Pollstar’s year-end rankings.
The complete list of venues AEG Facilities owns, operates or is affiliated with that placed in the Top 100 for Pollstar’s 2016 Year-End Rankings include:
The O2, London, United Kingdom – 1st
AccorHotels Arena – Paris, France – 3rd
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA – 7th
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, United Kingdom – 8th
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China – 11th
AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA – 15th
Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany – 17th
Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA – 18th
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California, USA – 19th
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA – 21st
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri, USA– 26th
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany – 27th
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia – 29th
The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK – 32nd
PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – 46th
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – 47th
Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – 55th
KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington, USA – 56th
Perth Arena, Perth, Australia – 58th
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA – 59th
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Australia – 65th
Centre Vidéotron, Quebec City, Canada – 74th
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California, USA – 76th
U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA – 77th
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA – 79th
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA – 84th
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden – 92nd
Pollstar is the leading international publication for the concert industry, which annually publishes a list of the Top 200 arenas in ticket sales worldwide.
Image: Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena.
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