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AEG Ogden arenas shine on the world stage

AEG Ogden arenas shine on the world stage
October 17, 2012

AEG Ogden have announced that two of its venues, Allphones Arena in Sydney and Brisbane Entertainment Centre, have again been listed in the Top 20 Arena Venues in Pollstar's third Quarter report on worldwide ticket sales of the Top 100 arenas and venues.

Brisbane Entertainment Centre has had a stellar nine months coming in at Number 17 on the Pollstar list. The 14,500 capacity venue continues to punch above its weight and in the period to September 2012 hosted concerts and events from a diverse array of entertainers with the biggest sellers being Roger Waters, Rod Stewart, Roxette, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, How To Train Your Dragon, John Fogerty, Prince, Lady Gaga, Disney on Ice , Beach Boys and Pitbull.

Allphones Arena, which has regularly features in Pollstar's top 20 famous placed at the Number 20 on the list. In the nine months to September 2012 Allphones Arena has played host to shows by superstar acts, with the biggest ticket sales coming from Roger Waters, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, How To Train Your Dragon, Prince, NKOTBSB, Lady Gaga, Beach Boys and Pitbull.

In the coming months the Arenas will also host shows from acts like Nickelback, Matchbox Twenty, Elton John, Roller Derby Extreme, J-lo, The Wiggles, Keith Urban, Celtic Thunder, P!nk and One Direction.

Allphones Arena and the Brisbane Entertainment Centre form part of AEG Ogden's arena network in Australia which also includes Newcastle Entertainment Centre and the soon-to-be-opened Perth Arena.

A delighted AEG Ogden Group Director of Arenas Tim Worton stated "we're very proud to have our arenas featuring prominently on the world stage and it is pleasing to have Allphones Arena and Brisbane Entertainment Centre as regulars in the Pollstar top 20. It is testament to the world class facilities and service that we provide and tremendous reward to the wonderful teams of people in our venues.

"It is also a measure of the strength of the concert and entertainment market in Australia which continues to be robust, and of the faith of our local promoters in the market, upon whom we rely on bringing the brilliant talent to our shores. It couldn't happen without them."

Other Australian arenas that ranked in the Top 100 include Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne at Number 7, Sydney Entertainment Centre at Number 53 and the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney at Number 70.

For more information go to www.aegogden.com/Venues/ARENAS.aspx

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