SMG VENUES MAKE 2015 BILLBOARD MAGAZINE TOP 10 LISTS INCLUDING SOLDIER FIELD’S #1 GROSSING EVENT OF 2015!

Conshohocken, PA (December 22, 2015)Billboard Magazine’s 2015 Year End Top 10 Lists are out and SMG venues made several of the lists. First – the #l’s on the list:

  • Soldier Field (Chicago) – #1 Gross Boxscore for 2015: SMG’s Soldier Field hosted the Grateful Dead July 3-5 which grossed $30,683,274 – making it the top grossing show of 2015 in any venue anywhere in the world.
  • Royal Farms Arena (Baltimore) – #1 USA Venue for venues 10,001-15,000 seats. SMG’s Royal Farms Arena hosted 347,083 attendees grossing $16,830,878 – making it the #1 Venue in the United States for its capacity.

Also, making Billboard’s Year End Lists were:

  • Manchester Arena (Manchester, England) – #3 Grossing Venue in the world for venues 15,001-Plus. SMG’s Manchester Arena grossed $79,256,782 with attendance taping 1/132/711 and hosting 112 shows.
  • Solider Field (Chicago) – #2 Grossing Stadium in the world. SMG’s Soldier Field grossed $49/312,023 for 7 shows making with the #2 busiest stadium in the world.

Tim LeFevour, GM for SMG’s Soldier Field, commented that the “venue was honored to be a part of the historical farewell Grateful Dead concerts this summer in Chicago. It was certainly the hottest ticket of the summer and from the year end rankings by Billboard Magazine it became honored as the hottest ticket of the year!”

“SMG venues in the USA and around the world continue to deliver high grosses and successful events,” commented Wes Westley, President and CEO of SMG. “Our team of highly talented professionals continues to achieve great worldwide recognition,” added Westley.