SMG-Managed Arenas, Theaters, Amphitheaters Continue Strong Performace on New Pollstar Mid-year Charts

West Conshohocken, PA (July 21, 2017) – SMG landed 33 arenas on Pollstar Magazine’s mid-year list of the Top 200 Arena Venues, 16 theaters on the Top 100 Theaters mid-year chart, and 1 amphitheater on the Top 50 Amphitheaters mid-year chart. The rankings were released on July 14, by the industry trade publication Pollstar.

“Congratulations to all our ranked venues,” said SMG Executive Vice President, Doug Thornton. “We are very pleased to see these fantastic results and look forward to a successful second half of the year.”

Manchester Arena took the top SMG spot, ranking second in the world with more than 622,000 tickets sold. Leading the way in North America was the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, which ranked 31st in the world with more than 243,000 tickets sold.

The SMG Amphitheater roster is growing this year with the addition of Pier 6 in Baltimore and Daily’s Place in Jacksonville. The iconic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles is SMG’s ranked amphitheater at #14 in the mid-year chart

Leading the way for SMG managed theaters was the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan with 102,000 attendees and #35 ranking.

The complete list of SMG-managed venues in the Pollstar midyear rankings includes:

SMG Managed Arenas:

Manchester Arena (Manchester, United Kingdom)

First Direct Arena (Leeds, United Kingdom)

Konig – Pilsener Arena (Oberhausen, Germany)

Coliseo de Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR)

BOK Center (Tulsa, OK)

Smoothie King Center (New Orleans, LA)

Metro Radio Arena (Newcastle, UK)

Pinnacle Bank Arena (Lincoln, NE)

Van Andel Arena (Grand-Rapids, MI)

INTRUST Bank Arena (Wichita, KS)

Dunkin Donuts Center (Providence, RI)

SNHU Arena (Manchester, NH)

Save Mart Center (Fresno, CA)

Times Union Center (Albany, NY)

Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City, OK)

Denny Sanford Premier Center (Sioux Falls, SD)

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park (Cedar Park, TX)

Royal Farms Arena (Baltimore, MD)

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (Jacksonville, FL)

Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, VA)

Huntington Center (Toledo, OH)

Peterson Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

John Paul Jones Arena (Charlottesville, VA)

Santander Arena (Reading, PA)

Blue Cross Arena (Rochester, NY)

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (Wilkes Barre, PA)

Stockton Arena (Stockton, CA)

North Charleston Coliseum (North Charleston, SC)

Century Link Center (Bossier City, LA)

Big Sandy Superstore Arena (Huntington, WV)

DCU Center (Worcester, MA)

Tucson Arena (Tucson, AZ)

Peoria Civic Center Arena (Peoria, IL)

SMG Managed Theaters:

DeVos Performance Hall (Grand Rapids, MI)

Altria Theater (Richmond, VA)

Bellco Theater (Denver, CO)

Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center (Midland/Odessa, TX)

James L. Knight Center (Miami, FL)

FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts (Wilkes-Barre, PA)

Saenger Theater (Pensacola, FL)

Plaza Theatre (El Paso, TX)

Sands Bethlehem Events Center (Bethlehem, PA)

Santander Performing Arts Center (Reading, PA)

Peoria Civic Center Theater (Peoria, IL)

William Saroyan Theatre (Fresno, CA)

North Charleston Performing Arts Center (North Charleston, SC)

Crouse Hinds Theatre (Syracuse, NY)

Old National Events Plaza (Evansville, IN)

Carpenter Center (Richmond, VA)

SMG Managed Amphitheaters:

Greek Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

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