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AEG Facilities’ The O2 in London Ranks No. 1 Worldwide while

Three of World’s Top Ten Arenas are Affiliated with AEG Facilities

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 9, 2014)– AEG Facilities once again dominated Pollstar’s 2014 3rd Quarter rankings, with a total of 51% of ticket sales in the Top 5 arenas, 40% in the Top 10, and 44% in the Top 20 arenas, based on concert and show ticket sales were sold in AEG Facilities arenas. With three arenas appearing on the list in the top ten arenas worldwide, AEG Facilities affiliated arenas accounted for more than 6.4 million tickets sold through the 3rd Quarter of 2014, accumulated from the top 100 venues across three continents. Twenty-three venues owned, operated or affiliated with AEG Facilities were named in the list of the top 100 arenas worldwide including eight of the top 20. Statistics and rankings were compiled by the well-respected concert and venue industry publication Pollstar magazine.

AEG Facilities’ The O2 in London once again tops the list at #1, with more than 1.2 million tickets sold through the 3rd Quarter of 2014 while Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY) ranked #1 in the U.S. and #6 worldwide. The O2 has led the rankings every year since it opened in June 2007 while The SSE Hydro (Glasgow, UK) ranked #4, giving AEG Facilities three venues in the top ten worldwide.

"AEG Facilities continues to see positive growth across all of our markets through the 3rd quarter," said Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities. “We are excited to see our global network of elite venues leading the way in attracting and hosting the world’s greatest events.”

The complete list of venues AEG Facilities owns, operates or is affiliated with that placed in the Top 100 for the 2014 3rd quarter rankings include:

The O2, London, UK – 1

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK – 4

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York – 6

Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia – 14

O2 World, Berlin, Germany – 15

O2 World Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany – 16

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California – 18

AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida – 20

Perth Arena, Perth, Australia –29

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Australia –33

KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky – 34

The SSE Arena Wembley, London, UK – 37

Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri – 40

Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota – 41

Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey – 42

Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden – 49

Oracle Arena, Oakland, California – 56

CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania –62

Qantas Credit Union Arena, Darling Harbour, Australia – 66

Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California – 76

KeyArena, Seattle, Washington – 80

AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas – 84

Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California – 88

Pollstar is the leading international publication for the concert industry, which publishes quarterly, mid-year and annual rankings of top arenas in ticket sales worldwide.

About AEG Facilities

AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with more than 100 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Development, AEG 1Earth, AEG Encore and AEG Creative to support the success of AEG venues and events across the globe. For more information, please visit aegworldwide.com.


Michael Roth, AEG

(213) 742-7155 or [email protected]

Cassandra Zebisch, AEG

(213) 763-7712 or [email protected]