BOK Center Continues to Garner Industry Honors

The SMG-managed BOK Center will be highlighted in the July issue of trade publication Venues Today as one of the industry’s “Top Stops” for concerts based on mid-year ticket sales from 10/16/12 through 5/15/13.

The venue finished 25th in the world and 19th in the United States in Venues Today “Top Stops” for venues with a capacity between 15,001 and 30,000. During that time period, the BOK Center hosted many of the most sought-after concerts including Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Justin Bieber, Kid Rock, The Who, Maroon 5, Muse, and Jason Aldean.

“It is amazing that after five years, the BOK Center is stronger than ever. It is thanks to our loyal fans who come out show after show, and promoters who continue to believe in the Tulsa market and the BOK Center,” said SMG General Manager John Bolton.

The O2 Arena (London) finished in the top spot in the world while Madison Square Garden (New York) came in second. The SMG-managed Coliseo de Puerto Rico (San Juan) placed 16th in the world.

For a complete list of upcoming BOK Center events, visit the venue’s website at or download the free BOK Center mobile app for iPhone and Droid.

Venues Today is a monthly trade publication that covers the business side of entertainment and sports, particularly as it relates to venues.

About the BOK Center: The BOK Center is Tulsa’s state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue that opened in fall 2008. The 19,199-seat arena is home to the WNBA Tulsa Shock and the CHL Tulsa Oilers. The BOK Center was designed to host major concerts, family shows, ice shows, and other world class entertainment. Owned by the City Of Tulsa, the BOK Center is part of Vision 2025, a project to grow economic and community infrastructure for future generations. In 2011, the BOK Center won the prestigious International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Venue Excellence Award.

About SMG: Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 220 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. For more information visit