Wichita, KS (April 6, 2015) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena finished as the 16th busiest arena in the United States and 44th in the world in Pollstar Magazine’s 2015 First Quarter Top 100 Arena Rankings. Rankings are based on tickets sold worldwide for shows played between 1/1/15 and 3/31/15.
“Finishing the first quarter ranked as the 16th busiest arena in the U.S. is a great way to kick off our 5th Anniversary year,” said A.J. Boleski, SMG General Manager. “We’ve hosted two 5th Anniversary Concert Series shows this quarter with Bob Seger and Fleetwood Mac, and also hosted back-to-back sold out concerts with Winter Jam and Miranda Lambert. It’s been an incredible run so far this year and we can’t wait to see what the rest of 2015 brings.”
Through the first quarter, INTRUST Bank Arena was the highest ranked SMG arena in the U.S. and hosted eight of the Top 100 Tours, including Winter Jam, Disney on Ice, Fleetwood Mac, Harlem Globetrotters, Miranda Lambert, Bob Seger, Cirque Du Soleil, and Sesame Street Live. Additionally, three more concerts INTRUST Bank Arena has scheduled for later in the year made the Top 100 Tours list and include Jason Aldean, Foo Fighters, and Ariana Grande.
The only U.S. arenas currently ranked ahead of INTRUST Bank Arena are: Allstate Arena (Chicago), Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, Tenn), American Airlines Arena (Dallas), Madison Square Garden (New York), SAP Center (San Jose, Calif.), Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), Amway Center (Orlando, Fla.), Phillips Arena (Atlanta), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego), BB&T Center (Sunrise, Fla.), Toyota Center (Houston), Staples Center (Los Angeles), and Forum (Los Angeles), US Airways Center (Phoenix), and Oracle Arena (Oakland, Calif.).