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

LOS ANGELES, CA (Tuesday, October 8, 2013) – AEG Facilities once again dominated Pollstar’s 2013 3rd Quarter rankings, with three of its top five arenasranking in the top five worldwide, with 67% of ticket sales among that group, and AEG Facilities venues accounting for 41% of all tickets sold in the top 30, based on concert and show ticket sales. In total, AEG Facilities accounted for nearly 8 million tickets sold through the 3rd quarter of 2013, accumulated from venues across three continents. Twenty arenas owned, operated or affiliated with AEG Facilities were named in the list of the top 100 arenas worldwide for 3rd quarter rankings of 2013 as compiled by the well-respected concert and venue industry publication Pollstar magazine.

London’s The O2 tops the list at #1, with more than 1.5 million tickets sold since the beginning of 2013. The O2 has led the rankings every year since it opened in 2007. Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York placed 1st in the U.S. and 2nd in the world, while Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center ranked 2nd in the U.S. and 5th in the world, earning AEG Facilities three of the top five worldwide rankings. Additional AEG Facilities venues ranked in the top 10 U.S. arenas were AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami ranked 4th, Sprint Center in Kansas City ranked 7th and Prudential Center in Newark ranked 9th.

“We have continued to see positive growth across all AEG Facilities markets in 2013,” said Bob Newman, president of AEG Facilities. “Our global network of resources continue to work together to maximize event activity for all of AEG Facilities venues and we look forward to our most successful year to date.”

The complete list of venues AEG Facilities owns, operates or is affiliated with that placed in the Top 100 for the 3rd Quarter rankings of 2013 include:

The O2, London, UK – 1

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York – 2

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, Calif. – 5

AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Fla. – 14

Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia – 15

Perth Arena, Perth, Australia – 18

O2 World Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany – 20

Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. – 21

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Australia – 25

O2 World, Berlin, Germany – 26

Wembley Arena, London, UK – 28

Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. – 31

S.E.C.C., Glasgow, UK – 45

KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. – 52

Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, Calif. – 55

Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif. – 56

Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC – 61

CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. – 63

Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn. – 67

Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden – 83

Pollstaris 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 across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), StubHub Center (Carson, Calif.), Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (Los Angeles, Calif.), Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Ky.), Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (Brisbane, Australia), Sydney International Convention Exhibition, and Entertainment District (Australia), the Qatar National Convention Centre (Doha, Qatar) Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (Malaysia), Cairns Convention Centre (Australia), Darwin Convention Centre (Australia), Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (Oman), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Texas), Oracle Arena and Coliseum (Oakland, Calif.), CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Penn.), Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, Calif.), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), O2 World (Berlin, Germany), O2 World Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany), Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Itaipava Arena Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil), Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), ULKER Sports Arena (Istanbul, Turkey), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden). For more information, please


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