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AEG FACILITIES ACCOUNTS FOR 40% OF TICKET SALES
IN GLOBAL TOP TEN ARENAS
AEG Facilities’ The O2 in London Ranks No. 1 Worldwide while
Six of World’s Top Twenty One Arenas are Affiliated with AEG Facilities
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 10, 2015) – AEG Facilities once again dominated Pollstar’s 2015 first quarter rankings, accounting for four of the top 10 venues worldwide, with 27% of ticket sales in the Top 5, 40% in the Top 10, and 31% in the Top 40 arenas, based on concert and show ticket sales. In total, AEG Facilities accounted for more than 2.1 million tickets sold in the first quarter of 2015, accumulated from venues across three continents. Twenty venues owned, operated or affiliated with AEG Facilities were named in the list of the top 100 arenas worldwide including six of the top 20 for the first quarter of 2015, compiled by the well-respected concert and venue industry publication Pollstar magazine.
AEG Facilities’ The O2 in London tops the list at #1, with more than 417,000 tickets sold in the first quarter of 2015 while Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO) ranked #6 in North America and #14 worldwide. The O2 has led the rankings every year since it opened in 2007 while The SSE Hydro (Glasgow, UK) ranked #6, O2 World Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany) ranked #7 and O2 World (Berlin, Germany) came in #10, giving AEG Facilities four venues in the top ten worldwide.
"Pollstar's first quarter rankings showcase AEG Facilities' position as the industry leader in attracting the world's greatest events and I would like to thank our teams across the globe for their hard work and dedication to consistently ensuring that our venues are always among the best in the world," said Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities. "As our portfolio of elite venues continues to grow, we look forward to a very successful year."
The complete list of venues AEG Facilities owns, operates or is affiliated with that placed in the Top 100 for the first quarter of 2015 include:
The O2, London, UK – 1
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK – 6
O2 World Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany – 7
O2 World, Berlin, Germany – 10
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri – 14
Perth Arena, Perth, Australia –20
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California – 27
Qantas Credit Union Arena, Darling Harbour, Australia –28
Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia – 31
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California – 33
Oracle Arena, Oakland, California –37
The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK –38
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky – 45
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York – 59
U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio –60
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Australia –69
AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida – 71
Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota – 74
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey – 77
Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands –90
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]