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Oct 17, 2016

Sprint Center Maintains Ranking As America’s Fourth Busiest Arena

According to Pollstar Magazine’s recently released Third Quarter Report, Sprint Center ranks 13th among all worldwide arenas and fourth in the United States, maintaining the same position as noted in the Mid-Year Analysis Issue in July 2016. An international entertainment and concert industry publication, Pollstar collects box office reports from the world’s top-level artists, promoters and venues. Rankings are based on worldwide ticket sales for concerts, events and family shows in venues seating 15,000 or more.

Pollstar Magazine’s Top 10 US Arena Venues

Madison Square Garden (New York, N.Y.)
Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Forum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.)
Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, Tenn.)
Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, Penn.)
Oracle Arena (Oakland, Calif.)
Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.)
Philips Arena (Atlanta, Ga.)
SAP Center at San Jose (San Jose, Calif.)

“Sprint Center continues to enjoy robust ticket sales in 2016 to date as evidenced by the #4 ranking among U.S. Arenas,” said Brenda Tinnen, general manager and senior vice president of Sprint Center/AEG Kansas City. “Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016 and trailing the 2015 total attendance figures by less than 200 tickets speaks directly to unwavering support from Kansas City, fans throughout the Midwest, artists, managers and promoters.”

More than half of the Top 30 arena tours have visited or are scheduled to visit Sprint Center in 2016-2017 including Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Coldplay, Disney on Ice, Justin Bieber, WWE, Carrie Underwood, Drake, Dixie Chicks, Twenty One Pilots and more.

Kansas City’s award winning downtown arena, recently launched a year-long celebration to commemorate its’ 10th Anniversary in 2017. Since opening, Sprint Center has welcomed world-class entertainment back to Kansas City and continues to invest in amenities to improve and enhance the guest experience. These investments include installing a new six-display centerhung video system, backstage operational refinements, modifications to premium areas and additional club spaces, new technology elements and televisions, enhanced food and beverage offerings and event level improvements.

For additional information, visit SprintCenter.com or follow Sprint Center on social media at Facebook: @SprintCenterKC; Twitter: @SprintCenter; Instagram: @SprintCenter and Snapchat: @SprintCenterKC.

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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 nearly 9 million guests attending more than 950 events. Having exceeded attendance and financial projections in each year since opening in 2007, AEG/Sprint Center has provided more than $10 million in unanticipated revenue to the City of Kansas City, Mo. through a revenue sharing provision in the arena management agreement. 

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