AEG Facilities once again dominated Pollstar’s 2013 third quarter rankings, with three of its top five arenas ranking in the top five worldwide, with 67% of ticket sales among that group, and AEG Facilities venues accounting for 41% of all tickets sold in the top 30, based on concert and show ticket sales. In total, AEG Facilities accounted for nearly 8 million tickets sold through the third quarter of 2013, accumulated from venues across three continents. Twenty arenas owned, operated or affiliated with AEG Facilities were named in the list of the top 100 arenas worldwide for third quarter rankings of 2013 as compiled by the well-respected concert and venue industry publication Pollstar magazine.
London’s The O2 tops the list at #1, with more than 1.5 million tickets sold since the beginning of 2013. The O2 has led the rankings every year since it opened in 2007. Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York placed first in the U.S. and second in the world, while Los Angeles’ Staples Center ranked second in the U.S. and fifth in the world, earning AEG Facilities three of the top five worldwide rankings. Additional AEG Facilities venues ranked in the top 10 U.S. arenas were American Airlines Arena in Miami ranked fourth, Sprint Center in Kansas City ranked seventh and Prudential Center in Newark ranked ninth. “We have continued to see positive growth across all AEG Facilities markets in 2013,” said Bob Newman, president of AEG Facilities. “Our global network of resources continue to work together to maximize event activity for all of AEG Facilities venues and we look forward to our most successful year to date.”