Arena Still Ranks Top of Class

Manchester, NH (January 12, 2017) – Manchester, New Hampshire s very own SNHU Arena, managed by SMG, once again finds itself amongst the top ranking arenas according to industry leading publication Pollstar.

Pollstar ranked SNHU Arena amongst the top 15 in the US. for venues fewer than 15,000 seats based on worldwide ticket sales.*  They also ranked the Arena 59th in the U.S. and 127th in the world for arenas of all sizes. The Arena continues to make a name for itself with a top 3 placement in New England.

“We owe a huge thank you to the numerous promoters and agents from around the world who choose to do business here. In the Northeast market, which is saturated with Arena options, it is because of our solid relationships developed over the years and the promoters continued success that enable us to bring the caliber of touring acts to New Hampshire at SNHU Arena. Of course the foundation of this success is our patrons and with their continued support they will truly chart the course and future successes ofSNHU Arena,” said Tim Bechert, Senior General Manager.

SNHU hosted 11 of the Top 25 Touring Artist of the Decade since their inception, selling out all 11 of those artists, some multiple times. These top touring acts included EIton John, Dave Matthews Band, The Eagles, Aerosmith, Neil Diamond, Cher, Rod Stewart, Rascal Flatts, Britney Spears, Toby Keith and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Manchester will see more top touring acts hit the stage this year including Ariana Grande, Luke Bryan, Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders, Eric Church and DefLeppard with Poison. Of the Top 100 acts of 2016 the Arena saw 12 of these top shows.

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