West Conshohocken, PA (January 13, 2014) - SMG-managed arenas completed another outstanding year with 32 arenas appearing on Pollstar Magazine’s annual list of the Top 200 Arena Venues. Manchester Arena took the top SMG spot, finishing the year ranked third in the world with more than 1 million concert tickets sold. Leading the way in the United States was the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., which ranked 28th in the continental United States. The rankings, which were released last week, are determined by tickets sold worldwide for concerts and shows during 2014.
“Last year was another outstanding year for SMG as we increased the number of SMG managed arenas on the TOP 200 List,” said SMG President and CEO Wes Westley. “Congratulations to all of our buildings that made Pollstar’s annual list,” added Westley.
In all, SMG arenas in the Top 200 accounted for more than 5.6 million concert tickets sold in 2014. Several SMG Arenas had fantastic years culminating in their return to the Top 200 List in 2014 including Richmond Coliseum, Pensacola Bay Center, and North Charleston Coliseum.