The SMG-managed BOK Center finished the first half of 2013 ranked 17th in the United States and 43rd in the world by Pollstar Magazine in its Mid Year Top 100 Arena Venues. The rankings are determined by tickets sold worldwide for concerts from January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013.
“As we celebrate our fifth anniversary, I reflect on the great moments SMG has shared with the community, and I am amazed at what we have done together,” said SMG General Manager John Bolton. “Through the community support, promoter’s willingness to bring shows to Tulsa and the support of an amazing staff, we have created something special at the BOK Center.
“We have several exciting announcements still to come as we wrap up the fifth anniversary concert series and look forward to 2014,” Bolton added.
Through the first half of 2013, the BOK Center hosted 13 of the top 100 tours including: Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, and two Paul McCartney dates.
The BOK Center kicks off the fall season with a sold out Taylor Swift concert August 7, followed by Rascal Flatts (August 10) and PBR (August 16-17). A complete list of BOK Center upcoming events is available at bokcenter.com.
The O2 (London) topped the overall rankings and the Barclays Center (Brooklyn) garnered the top United States spot. Several other SMG facilities made the top 100 including INTRUST Bank Arena (ranked 26th) and Chesapeake Energy Arena (ranked 27th).
Pollstar is a weekly trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry.