(Wichita, Kan.) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena finished the first quarter of 2017 ranked as the 28th busiest arena in the United States and 60th in the world according to Pollstar Magazine’s Top 100 Arena Rankings. INTRUST Bank Arena was also the fifth highest ranked arena in the continental United States managed by SMG, the Philadelphia-based venue operator that manages more than 230 facilities, nearly 70 arenas and over 1.75 million seats worldwide. This ranking is based on tickets sold worldwide for shows played between Jan. 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017. The totals do not include tenant sport team ticket counts, some family shows, or SMG-produced special events. Pollstar is a weekly trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry.
Additionally, the venue hosted 10 of the Top 100 Tours. These tours included Sesame Street Live, WWE, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cirque Du Soleil’s Toruk-The First Flight, Twenty One Pilots, Brantley Gilbert, Harlem Globetrotters, Miranda Lambert, Disney On Ice and Winter Jam.
“We are very pleased with the 2017 events we have hosted so far at INTRUST Bank Arena,” said A.J. Boleski, SMG General Manager. “Our first quarter saw a diverse lineup that brought in first-time guests to the arena from shows such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Twenty One Pilots. We’re looking forward to several more event announcements to add to the already exciting lineup so far this year.”
Upcoming events include Midian Shrine Circus (April 21-23), Dierks Bentley (May 5), PBR Velocity Tour (April 29), Wichita Force games and comedians George Lopez and D.L. Hughley (May 20.) For a full list of upcoming events, please visit www.intrustbankarena.com.