POLLSTAR RANKS 32 SMG-MANAGED ARENAS IN TOP 200 VENUES WORLDWIDE

West Conshohocken, PA (January 13, 2015) – SMG-managed arenas completed another outstanding year with 32 arenas appearing on Pollstar Magazine’s annual list of the Top 200 Arena Venues.   Manchester Arena took the top SMG spot, finishing the year ranked third in the world with more than 1 million concert tickets sold. Leading the way in the United States was the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., which ranked 28th in the continental United States.  The rankings, which were released last week, are determined by tickets sold worldwide for concerts and shows during 2014.

“Last year was another outstanding year for SMG as we increased the number of SMG managed arenas on the TOP 200 List,” said SMG President and CEO Wes Westley.   “Congratulations to all of our buildings that made Pollstar’s annual list,” added Westley.

In all, SMG arenas in the Top 200 accounted for more than 5.6 million concert tickets sold in 2014.  Several SMG Arenas had fantastic years culminating in their return to the Top 200 List in 2014 including Richmond Coliseum, Pensacola Bay Center, and North Charleston Coliseum.

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

Arenas:

Manchester Arena

Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM

 

First Direct Arena

Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM

 

Konig-Pilsener Arena

Oberhausen, GERMANY

 

Metro Radio Arena

Newcastle upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM

 

Odyssey Arena

Belfast, UNITED KINGDOM

 

Coliseo de Puerto Rico

San Juan, PUERTO RICO

 

BOK Center

Tulsa, OK

 

Van Andel Arena

Grand-Rapids, MI

 

Smoothie King Center

New Orleans, LA

 

Verizon Wireless Arena

Manchester, NH

 

Save Mart Center

Fresno, CA

 

Times Union Center

Albany, NY

 

Chesapeake Energy Arena

Oklahoma City, OK

 

CenturyLink Center

Bossier City, LA

 

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Jacksonville, FL

 

Richmond Coliseum

Richmond, VA

 

Pinnacle Bank Arena

Lincoln, NE

 

INTRUST Bank Arena

Wichita, KS

 

Mohegan Sun Arena At Casey Plaza

Wilkes-Barre, PA

 

Royal Farms Arena 

Baltimore, MD

 

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Uniondale, NY

 

Huntington Center

Toledo, OH

 

Pensacola Bay Center

Pensacola, FL

 

Stockton Arena

Stockton, CA

 

Laredo Energy Arena

Laredo, TX

 

Peoria Civic Center Arena

Peoria, IL

 

Long Beach Arena

Long Beach, CA

 

North Charleston Coliseum

North Charleston, SC

 

Selland Arena

Fresno, CA

 

Rogers K-Rock Centre

Kingston, CANADA

 

John Paul Jones Arena

Charlottesville, VA

 

DCU Center

Worcester, MA