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Jan 12, 2015

Sprint Center Ends 2014 Ranked Among America’s Best Arenas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 12, 2015) – Sprint Center was named one of 2014’s top venues in the world by Pollstar magazine. The leading concert trade publication, which hits newsstands this week, ranked Sprint Center as No. 30 on the list of top worldwide concert venues. A closer look at the top worldwide concert venue rankings indicates that Sprint Center landed at No. 11 among U.S. concert venues – behind cities including New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia.

As a result of the arena’s continued programming success in FY 2013-14, Sprint Center/AEG provided $927,144 in unanticipated revenue to the City of Kansas City through a provision in the management agreement. Since opening in 2007, the entertainment and sports venue has provided nearly $10 million in additional funds to the city coffers.

“Sprint Center is committed to attracting diverse live entertainment and performances from the world’s most sought-after performers,” said Brenda Tinnen, Sprint Center/AEG General Manager and Senior Vice President. “Citizens from throughout the Midwest continue to elevate Sprint Center among the world’s most renown venues resulting in unprecedented financial success for the City of Kansas City.”

According to Pollstar:

  • Seven of the top 10 worldwide concert tours have visited (2014) or are scheduled to visit Sprint Center in 2015.
  • Among the top 10 North American concert tours in 2014, Sprint Center hosted two Justin Timberlake shows, Katy Perry, Jason Aldean, Paul McCartney and Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
  • George Strait’s performance at Sprint Center on Jan. 18, 2014, set the arena’s one day attendance record at 19,551.

As part of the magazine’s popular year-end issue, Pollstar utilized its extensive database to collect box office reports from nearly 100 percent of the world’s top-level artists, promoters and venues during the 2014 calendar year. The result is a series of rankings, each highlighting Sprint Center and the world-class acts it brought to Kansas City last year, cementing the arena as one of the world’s hottest entertainment venues.

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About Sprint Center
Sprint Center is Kansas City’s home for live entertainment and sporting events. Anchor to more than $6 billion of reinvestment in a revitalized downtown Kansas City, the award winning venue has welcomed more than 7 million guests attending over 750 events. Having exceeded attendance and financial projections in each year since opening in 2007, AEG/Sprint Center has provided nearly $10 million in unanticipated revenue to the City of Kansas City through a revenue sharing provision in the arena management agreement. For additional information, visit www.sprintcenter.com, www.twitter.com/sprintcenter or www.facebook.com/sprintcenterkc.