Monday, January 11, 2016

Pollstar Ranks 28 SMG-Managed Arenas & 16 SMG-Managed Theaters in Top 200 Venues Worldwide

West Conshohocken, PA (January 11, 2016) - SMG-managed arenas and theaters completed another outstanding year with 28 arenas and 16 theaters appearing on Pollstar Magazine’s annual list of the Top 200 Arena & Theatre Venues.

On the arena side, Manchester Arena took the top SMG spot, finishing the year ranked second in the world with more than 1.1 million concert tickets sold.  Leading the way in the United States was the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., which ranked 26th in the continental United States.  The rankings, which were released last week, are determined by tickets sold worldwide for concerts and shows during 2015.

For the theatre rankings, the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts took the spot for SMG-managed theaters selling over 103,000 tickets in 2015. 

“Last year was another outstanding year for SMG as we celebrate the success of our European and American venues,” said SMG President and CEO Wes Westley.  “Congratulations to all of our buildings that made Pollstar’s annual lists,” added Westley. 

In all, SMG arenas in the Top 200 Pollstar list accounted for more than 5.2 million concert tickets sold in 2015.  For the SMG theaters in the Top 200 Pollstar list more than 988,000 tickets were sold in 2015.  

The complete list of SMG-managed venues on Pollstar’s rankings includes:

Manchester Arena

First Direct Arena

Konig-Pilsener Arena
Oberhausen, GERMANY

Coliseo de Puerto Rico

Metro Radio Arena
Newcaste upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM

BOK Center
Tulsa, OK

INTRUST Bank Arena
Wichita, KS

Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oklahoma City, OK

Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, LA

Van Andel Arena
Grand-Rapids, MI

Save Mart Center
Fresno, CA

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Jacksonville, FL

Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sioux Falls, SD

Times Union Center
Albany, NY

Pinnacle Bank Arena
Lincoln, NE

CenturyLink Center
Bossier City, LA

Richmond Coliseum
Richmond, VA

Huntington Center
Toledo, OH

DCU Center
Worcester, MA

Laredo Energy Arena
Laredo, TX

Mohegan Sun Arena At Casey Plaza
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Verizon Wireless Arena
Manchester, NH

Santander Arena
Reading, PA

Royal Farms Arena 
Baltimore, MD

ShoWare Center
Kent, WA

Peoria Civic Center Arena
Peoria, IL

Pensacola Bay Center
Pensacola, FL

Stockton Arena
Stockton, CA


Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
Worcester, MA

DeVos Performance Hall
Grand Rapids, MI

Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Midland, TX

North Charleston Performing Arts Center
North Charleston, SC

The Plaza Theatre
El Paso, TX

Bellco Theatre
Denver, CO

Altria Theatre
Richmond, VA

F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Old National Events Plaza
Evansville, IN

Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL

Terrace Theatre
Long Beach, CA

Santander Performing Arts Center
Reading, PA

William Saroyan Theatre
Fresno, CA

Peoria Civic Center Theatre
Peoria, IL

Abraham Chavez Theatre
El Paso, TX

Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage

Richmond, VA