SMG Managed Arenas, Theaters, and Amphitheaters Rank High In Ticket Sales

(West Conshohocken, PA — July 19, 2016) — SMG-managed venues accounted for more than 3.3 million concert tickets sold through the first half of 2016 while landing 32 arenas on Pollstar Magazine’s mid-year list of the Top 200 Arena Venues, 6 theaters on the Top 100 Theaters mid-year chart, and 3 amphitheaters on the Top 50 Amphitheaters mid-year chart. The rankings were released on July 15, 2015 by the industry trade publication, Pollstar.

“We continue to do strong business in our arenas, theaters, and amphitheaters” said SMG Executive Vice President, Doug Thornton. “Our venues have worked closely with of our promoter partners to deliver a number of great performances so far this year, which is great news for the fans and communities that we serve. 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 493,830 tickets sold. Leading the way in the United States was the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which ranked 36th in the world with 191,680 tickets sold.

SMG’s growing amphitheatre business was reflected in 2 SMG venues being named to the Top 50 Amphitheatre mid-year list. The iconic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles ranked #33 and Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse, New York made its first appearance in the mid-year chart at #47 in its first full season.

Leading the way for SMG managed theatres was DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan selling more than 130,000 tickets and ranking #21 busiest theatre in the world. Also, making the Top 100 list was the Hanover PAC, Bellco Theatre, Altria Theatre, Wagner Noel PAC, and the Kirby Center for the Performing Arts.

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

Coliseo de Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico

BOK Center Tulsa, OK

Konig – Pilsener Arena Oberhausen, Germany

Metro Radio Arena Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Save Mart Center Fresno, CA

Van Andel Arena Grand-Rapids, MI

INTRUST Bank Arena Wichita, KS

Smoothie King Center New Orleans, LA

Citizens Bank Arena Ontario, CA

Royal Farms Arena Baltimore, MD

Century Link Center Bossier City, LA

Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, OK

John Paul Jones Arena Charlottesville, VA

Pinnacle Bank Arena Lincoln, NE

Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, SD

Santander Arena Reading, PA

American Bank Center Corpus Christi, TX

Stockton Arena Stockton, CA

Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY

Mohegan Sun Arena At Casey Plaza Wilkes Barre, PA

Peoria Civic Center Arena Peoria, IL

ShoWare Center Kent, WA

River Center Arena Baton Rouge, LA

War Memorial Arena Syracuse, NY

Times Union Center Albany, NY

North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston, SC

Dunkin Donuts Center Providence, RI

Laredo Energy Arena Laredo, TX

Huntington Center Toledo, OH

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, FL

SMG Managed Theaters:

DeVos Performance Hall Grand Rapids, MI

Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts Worcester, MA

Bellco Theatre Denver, CO

Altria Theatre Richmond, VA

Wagner Noël PAC Midland/Odessa, TX

Kirby Center for the Performing Art Wilkes Barre, PA

SMG Managed Amphitheaters:

Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC Canandaigua, NY

Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA

Lakeview Amphitheatre Syracuse, NY

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