AEG Facilities Affiliated Arenas Sell 57 Percent of All Concert Tickets in Top 20 Arenas Worldwide
AEG’s The O2 in London Sells More Than 1.2 Million Tickets in First Half of 2019
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AEG Facilities led Billboard’s 2019 Midyear Boxscore Chart with 11 affiliated arenas appearing on the list of the Top 20 arenas worldwide based on ticket sales. Among the two categories of arenas (based on capacity), AEG Facilities venues accounted for 7 of the 10 top performing arenas with a capacity of 10,001-15,000 – accounting for 80.5 percent of total tickets sold in the category – and four of the 10 arenas with a capacity of 15,001 or more – accounting for 44.5 percent of total tickets in the category. In total, AEG Facilities affiliated venues accounted for more than 4.9 million tickets sold in the first half of 2019. Statistics and rankings were compiled by the well-respected music and entertainment industry publication Billboard.
AEG’s The O2 in London, which has led industry rankings every year since it opened in 2007, hosted 112 events and sold more than 1.2 million tickets in the first half of 2019 to gross more than $104 million.
“Billboard’s Midyear Boxscore Chart highlights AEG Facilities’ position as a global industry leader in not only attracting the world’s greatest events, but providing a one-of-a-kind experience for both performers and guests, to consistently perform at record levels,” said Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities. “We look forward to and even more successful second half of the year.”
The complete list of venues AEG Facilities owns, operates or is affiliated with listed on Billboard’s 2019 Midyear Boxscore Chart includes:
15,001 or More Capacity and Global Ranking
The O2, London, UK – 2
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas – 4
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – 6
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles – 7
SSE Hydro, Glasgow – 1
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin – 2
Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany – 3
SSE Arena, Wembley, London – 4
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Australia – 5
RAC Arena, Sydney – 7
Pechanga Arena San Diego, San Diego, Calif. – 10
Billboard’s 2019 Midyear Boxscore Report is calculated based on total gross amount earned from ticket sales vs. number of tickets sold.
About AEG Facilities
AEG Facilities is a stand-alone division of AEG, the leading sports and live entertainment company in the world. AEG and its affiliates owns, operates or consults with more than 150 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 AEG Presents, one of the largest live music companies in the world, AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Real Estate, as well as such industry leading programs as AEG 1EARTH and AEG Encore to support the success of its venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles, CA), Dignity Health Sports Park (Carson, CA), Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO.), Pechanga Arena San Diego (San Diego, CA), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, KY.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland, CA), PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh, PA), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), Cadillac Arena (Beijing, China), The O2 (London, England), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany), SSE Hydro (Glasgow, UK), RAC Arena (Perth, Australia), Qudos Bank Arena and ICC (Sydney, Australia), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden), Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), Hawaii Convention Center (Honolulu, HI), Puerto Rico Convention Center (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and the Oman Convention & Exhibition Center (Muscat, Oman). For more information, please visit aegworldwide.com.