Pollstar Ranks 28 SMG-Managed Arenas & 16 SMG-Managed Theaters in Top 200 Venues Worldwide

For Immediate Release

West Conshohocken, PA (January 11, 2016) – SMG-managed arenas and theaters completed another outstanding year with 28 arenas and 16 theaters appearing on Pollstar Magazine’s annual list of the Top 200 Arena & Theatre Venues.

On the arena side, Manchester Arena took the top SMG spot, finishing the year ranked second in the world with more than 1.1 million concert tickets sold.  Leading the way in the United States was the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., which ranked 26th in the continental United States.  The rankings, which were released last week, are determined by tickets sold worldwide for concerts and shows during 2015.

For the theatre rankings, the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts took the spot for SMG-managed theaters selling over 103,000 tickets in 2015.

“Last year was another outstanding year for SMG as we celebrate the success of our European and American venues,” said SMG President and CEO Wes Westley.  “Congratulations to all of our buildings that made Pollstar’s annual lists,” added Westley.

In all, SMG arenas in the Top 200 Pollstar list accounted for more than 5.2 million concert tickets sold in 2015.  For the SMG theaters in the Top 200 Pollstar list more than 988,000 tickets were sold in 2015.

The complete list of SMG-managed venues on Pollstar’s rankings includes:


Manchester Arena


First Direct Arena


Konig-Pilsener Arena

Oberhausen, GERMANY

Coliseo de Puerto Rico


Metro Radio Arena

Newcaste upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM

BOK Center

Tulsa, OK

INTRUST Bank Arena

Wichita, KS

Chesapeake Energy Arena

Oklahoma City, OK

Smoothie King Center

New Orleans, LA

Van Andel Arena

Grand-Rapids, MI

Save Mart Center

Fresno, CA

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Jacksonville, FL

Denny Sanford Premier Center

Sioux Falls, SD

Times Union Center

Albany, NY

Pinnacle Bank Arena

Lincoln, NE

CenturyLink Center

Bossier City, LA

Richmond Coliseum

Richmond, VA

Huntington Center

Toledo, OH

DCU Center

Worcester, MA

Laredo Energy Arena

Laredo, TX

Mohegan Sun Arena At Casey Plaza

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Verizon Wireless Arena

Manchester, NH

Santander Arena

Reading, PA

Royal Farms Arena

Baltimore, MD

ShoWare Center

Kent, WA

Peoria Civic Center Arena

Peoria, IL

Pensacola Bay Center

Pensacola, FL

Stockton Arena

Stockton, CA


Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

Worcester, MA

DeVos Performance Hall

Grand Rapids, MI

Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center

Midland, TX

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

North Charleston, SC

The Plaza Theatre

El Paso, TX

Bellco Theatre

Denver, CO

Altria Theatre

Richmond, VA

F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Old National Events Plaza

Evansville, IN

Saenger Theatre

Pensacola, FL

Terrace Theatre

Long Beach, CA

Santander Performing Arts Center

Reading, PA

William Saroyan Theatre

Fresno, CA

Peoria Civic Center Theatre

Peoria, IL

Abraham Chavez Theatre

El Paso, TX

Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage

Richmond, VA