BOK CENTER RANKS 16TH IN POLLSTAR’S MID YEAR POLLS

(Tulsa, Okla.) July 14, 2014 – The SMG-managed BOK Center finished the first half of 2014 ranked 16th in the United States and 47th in the world in Pollstar Magazine’s 2014 Mid Year Top 100 Arena Venues. During the first six months of 2014, the BOK Center reported ticket sales of 142,235 tickets.

“SMG strives to bring the industry’s best concerts and live entertainment to Tulsa. This year is already off to a great start, and the lineup for the rest of the year is very strong and includes several sold out shows,” said SMG General Manager Jeff Nickler. “The credit goes to our team and also to our community who continues to show amazing support for the BOK Center.”

Through June 30, the BOK Center hosted 13 of the Top 100 Tours including: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Winter Jam, George Strait, Cher, The Harlem Globetrotters, Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, Lady Antebellum, Sesame Street Live and Third Day.

Upcoming events include Dodgebrawl (July 19), WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour (July 25), Michael Bublé (August 1), Professional Bull Riders (August 15-16), UFC (August 23), OneRepublic (August 28), KISS and Def Leppard (August 29) and Brantley Gilbert (September 20), Demi Lovato (September 21), One Direction (September 23), Katy Perry (October 6) and Pearl Jam (October 8). For a complete list of BOK Center events, visit www.bokcenter.com.

The O2 (London) topped the overall rankings while the Barclays Center (Brooklyn) earned the top United States spot.

The rankings are determined by tickets sold worldwide for concerts from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. Pollstar totals do not include tenant sport team ticket sales. Pollstar is a weekly trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry.