SMG Holds 27 of Pollstar’s Top 200 Arenas

SMG-managed facilities continued their strong presence in national rankings with 27 venues appearing on Pollstar Magazine’s third quarter list of the Top 200 Arena Venues. The rankings, which were released last week, are determined by tickets sold worldwide for concerts from January 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013.

“As the recognized leader in the venue management industry, SMG has the privilege of managing a diverse portfolio of arenas worldwide. Through our booking network and relationships with agents and promoters, SMG venues maintain a competitive advantage when booking the top tours and events,” said SMG President and CEO Wes Westley.

Leading the way for SMG was Phones 4u Arena (Manchester, United Kingdom) with 240,949 tickets sold. Taking the top domestic spot was Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Uniondale, NY) selling 208,167 tickets during the first three quarters of the year. In all, SMG venues accounted for more than 3.6 million concert tickets sold thus far in 2013.

The complete list of SMG-managed venues includes:

Phones 4u Arena, Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM

Koing – Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, GERMANY

Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PUERTO RICO

Odyssey Arena, Belfast, UNITED KINGDOM

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

BOK Center, Tulsa, OK

Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK

INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, KS

Van Andel Arena, Grand-Rapids, MI

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Area, Jacksonville, FL

New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA

Times Union Center, Albany, NY

Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA

Save Mart Center, Fresno, CA

Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ

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

Peoria Civic Center Arena, Peoria, IL

John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA

Selland Arena, Fresno, CA

The Huntington Center, Toledo, OH

Stockton Arena, Stockton, CA

CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, LA

Sovereign Center, Reading, PA

Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY

Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, MD

Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH

Pollstar is a weekly trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry. Rankings are published on a quarterly basis.