West Conshohocken, PA (January 18, 2017) – SMG-managed arenas, theaters and amphitheaters completed another outstanding year with 32 arenas, 14 theaters and 4 amphitheaters appearing on Pollstar Magazine’s annual list of the Top 200 Venues in each category.

On the arena side, Manchester Arena took the top SMG spot, finishing the year ranked fourth in the world with more than 850,000 concert tickets sold. Leading the way in the United States was the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK, which ranked 24th in the continental United States. The rankings, which were released last week, are determined by tickets sold worldwide for concerts and shows during 2016.

For the theater rankings, DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan took the spot for SMG-managed theaters selling more than 197,495 tickets in 2016.

SMG Amphitheaters were led by the Greek Theatre with 71 shows and a Pollstar Award nomination as “small outdoor venue of the year.” Also ranking high in it’s the first full season was the Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse.

“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 select lists,” added Westley.

In all, SMG venues in the Top 200 Pollstar list accounted for more than 7 million concert tickets sold in 2016.

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


Manchester Arena – Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM

First Direct Arena – Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM

Coliseo de Puerto Rico – San Juan, PUERTO RICO

BOK Center – Tulsa, OKLAHOMA

Konig-Pilsener Arena – Oberhausen, GERMANY

Metro Radio Arena – Newcastle upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM

Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI

Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA

Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA

Denny Sanford Premier Center – Sioux Falls, SD

INTRUST Bank Arena – Wichita, KS

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL

Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK

DCU Center – Worcester, MA

Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, NE

Citizens Business Bank Arena – Ontario, CA

Royal Farms Arena – Baltimore, MD

Huntington Center – Toledo, OH

SNHU Arena (formerly Verizon Wireless Arena) Manchester, NH

Times Union Center – Albany, NY

Mohegan Sun Arena At Casey Plaza – Wilkes-Barre, PA

John Paul Jones Arena – Charlottesville, VA

CenturyLink Center – Bossier City, LA

North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, SC

Santander Arena – Reading, PA

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park – Cedar Park, TX

Rogers K-Rock Centre – Kingston, CANADA

Peoria Civic Center Arena – Peoria, IL

Blue Cross Arena – Rochester, NY

ShoWare Center – Kent, WA

Stockton Arena – Stockton, CA

AmericanBank Center – Corpus Christi, TX


DeVos Performance Hall – Grand Rapids, MI

Belco Theatre – Denver, CO

Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA

Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts Worcester, MA

Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center – Midland, TX

Altria Theatre – Richmond, VA

F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts Wilkes-Barre, PA

William Saroyan Theatre – Fresno, CA

Saenger Theatre – Pensacola, FL

The Plaza Theatre – El Paso, TX

Shreveport Municipal Auditorium – Shreveport, LA

James L. Knight Center – Miami, FL

Old National Events Plaza – Evansville, IN

Saenger Theatre – Mobile, AL


Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY

Constellation Brands – Canandaigua, NY

Champions Square – New Orleans, LA