All-Star Chef Classic Announce 2016 Line Up
AEG FACILITIES DOMINATES 2015 YEAR-END RANKINGS
WITH MORE THAN 10 MILLION TICKETS SOLD WORLDWIDE
The O2 in London Ranks No. 1 Worldwide for Ninth Consecutive Year
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 15, 2016) – AEG Facilities closed out 2015 with an impressive showing on Pollstar magazine’s 2015 Year-End Rankings of the World’s top arenas. Based on ticket sales, the top arena in the world was once again AEG Facilities’ The O2 in London. Overall, AEG Facilities’ venues accounted for 35% of all tickets sold in the top 20 arenas and 27% of all tickets sold in the top 100, based on concert and show tickets sales in 2015, with 22 AEG Facilities-affiliated arenas ranking in the top 100 worldwide.
In total, AEG Facilities accounted for more than 10 million tickets sold in 2015, accumulated from arenas across company affiliated venues located on five continents. Twenty-two arenas owned, operated or affiliated with AEG Facilities were named in the list of the top 100 arenas worldwide for the 2015 year-end rankings as compiled by the well-respected concert and venues industry publication, Pollstar magazine.
For the 9th consecutive year since it opened its doors in 2007, London’s The O2 topped the list with more than 1.8 million tickets sold in 2015. The Glasgow’s SSE Hydro ranked #3 with more than 1 million tickets sold in 2015. Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York ranked #2 in the U.S. and #8 worldwide while Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center ranked #6 in the U.S. and #13 worldwide and Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena ranked #7 in the U.S., tying AEG to three of the top seven domestic venues.
“We are proud of AEG Facilities’ rankings in Pollstar’s 2015 Year-End report, and again are excited to see our global network of elite venues leading the way in attracting and hosting the world’s greatest events,” said Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities. “With 22 of our venues ranking in the top 100, it continues to showcase the strength of our global network and growth of our worldwide division that continues to expand throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.”
With The O2 being ranked #1 in the world and respective country, AEG Facilities’ venues also rank as top in the countries of Sweden (Ericsson Globe), Scotland (The SSE Hydro), and 2 and 3 in Germany (Mercedes-Benz Arena & Barclaycard Arena) in Pollstar’s year-end rankings.
The complete list of venues AEG Facilities owns, operates or is affiliated with that placed in the Top 100 for Pollstar’s 2015 Year-End Rankings include:
The O2, London, UK – 1
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK – 3
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York – 8
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California – 13
AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida – 14
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany – 20
Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany – 21
The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK – 22
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey – 26
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri – 35
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania –38
Perth Arena, Perth, Australia –47
Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia - 51
Qantas Credit Union Arena, Darling Harbour, Australia – 54
Oracle Arena, Oakland, California – 55
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky – 56
Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota – 57
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California – 60
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Australia – 67
KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington – 80
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden – 81
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California – 87
Pollstar is the leading international publication for the concert industry, which annually publishes a list of the Top 200 arenas in ticket sales worldwide.
About AEG Facilities
AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Corporation, 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 across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Ky.), STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), StubHub Center (Carson, Calif.), Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles, Calif.), Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Texas), Oracle Arena and O.co Coliseum (Oakland, Calif.), CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Penn.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA), Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, Calif.), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), The O2 (London, England), AccorHotels Arena (Paris, France), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany), Perth Arena (Perth, Australia), Itaipava Arena Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil), Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ülker Sports Arena (Istanbul, Turkey), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden) and KeyArena at Seattle Center (Seattle, Washington). For more information, please visit aegworldwide.com.
Michael Roth Cassandra Zebisch
(213) 742-7155 (213) 763-7712