Monday, July 19, 2010

BOK Center Ranked #9 In The USA For Ticket Sales

Tulsa, OK – July 12, 2010

Pollstar Magazine, a leading industry publication, has just released their rankings of the top arena venues worldwide based on ticket sales for January 1 – June 30, 2010. The BOK Center ranked #9 in the United States and #24 in the World.

General Manager John Bolton commented on the success, “To be ranked in the Top 10 arenas on the eve of our second anniversary is a great credit to our fans who continue to support the BOK Center by purchasing tickets.”

Top 10 nationwide arenas (with ticket sales):

  1. Madison Square Garden Arena – New York, NY – 336,482
  2. Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA – 326,053
  3. Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO – 312,569
  4. St. Pete Times Forum – Tampa, FL – 231,868
  5. The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI – 225,139
  6. Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA – 206,207
  7. American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX – 189,901
  8. Bank Atlantic Center – Sunrise, FL – 188,908
  9. BOK Center – Tulsa, OK – 180,280
  10. Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT – 168,462

The BOK Center has reached its #9 ranking by booking a wide array of acts that appeal to purchasers. The arena has hosted 9 out of 10 top North American tours.

Top nationwide tours in order:

  1. Bon Jovi
  2. James Taylor/Carole King
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Paul McCartney
  5. George Strait/Reba/Lee Ann Womack
  6. The Black Eyed Peas
  7. John Mayer
  8. Tim McGraw
  9. Nickelback
  10. Michael Buble’

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The BOK Center, an 19,199 – seat entertainment venue, is managed by SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development. Headquartered in Philadelphia, SMG provides management services to over 200 public assembly facilities including arenas, stadiums, performing arts centers, theatres and convention, conference and trade centers. As the recognized industry leader since 1977, SMG provides construction and design consulting, pre-opening services, venue management, sales and marketing and event booking and programming. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through our in house catering company, Savor…catering by SMG, currently servicing 65 accounts worldwide. With facilities across the United States, and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, SMG controls over 1.5 million entertainment seats worldwide and manages more than ten million feet of exhibition space.