Sprint Center Recognized as America's Sixth Busiest Arena for 2012
Kansas City, Mo. (Jan. 10, 2013) -- According to Pollstar Magazine’s recently released 2012 Year End Report, Sprint Center, Kansas City’s award winning arena, has been recognized as America’s sixth busiest arena and No. 22 among Worldwide Venues. Having recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, Sprint Center, continued the successful trend of exceeding both attendance and fiscal projections.
“Sprint Center’s 2012 calendar was jam packed with fabulous events and significant milestones including setting attendance records, launching our mobile application and opening The GRAMMY Museum Experience,” said Brenda Tinnen, AEG Kansas City senior vice president and general manager. “In welcoming guests from every state in the union by hosting diverse events, Kansas City continues to reinforce its world-class reputation as a thriving entertainment hub. AEG is proud to provide $1.85 million to the city of Kansas City, Mo. through our profit-sharing provision in our management agreement further demonstrating the strength of our successful partnership. ”
Sprint Center’s 2012 calendar was jam packed with diverse programming from a variety of genres including a first ever visit to the state of Missouri by Madonna; return trips by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Justin Bieber, Brad Paisley, George Strait and Martina McBride and Vicente Fernandez; first time headlining visits by Radiohead, Eric Church, Drake and the Red Hot Chili Peppers as well as family shows and motorsports events.
Additionally, Sprint Center hosted several sold-out concerts in 2012 including setting a new venue concert attendance record with Jason Aldean on March 17 and earned its third consecutive Venue of the Year nomination from the Academy of Country Music. As a result of aggressive programming and an unrelenting commitment to guest service, Sprint Center/AEG has provided more than $8 million in unanticipated revenue to the City of Kansas City, having exceeded financial and attendance projections in each year since opening.
Pollstar utilizes an extensive database to collect box office reports from the world’s top-level artists, promoters and venues during the 2012 calendar year. Rankings are based on tickets sold for live entertainment performances between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012.
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 5.6 million guests attending over 540 events. Having exceeded attendance and financial projections in each year since opening in 2007, AEG/Sprint Center has provided more than $6.1 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.