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Dec 20, 2018

Bridgestone Arena Ranked Sixth in United States by Pollstar Magazine

Nashville, Tenn. (Dec. 20, 2018) – Bridgestone Arena, home of the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators, ranks sixth in the United States and 15th in the world for concert ticket sales, according to Pollstar’s Year-End Ticket Sales report released this week. Pollstar announced Bridgestone Arena ticket sales as 728,629 inclusive of solely show and concert tickets, from 61 performances to 40 sold-out shows.
 
In 2018, Bridgestone Arena hosted 14,190 more concertgoers than in 2017. This is the second consecutive year that Bridgestone Arena has bested their previous attendance high. When including the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament and Nashville Predators home hockey games, Bridgestone Arena has hosted over 1.75 million people in the building year to date.
 
“We are always proud to be ranked as one of the busiest venues in the United States,” Senior Vice President of Booking David Kells said. “Thank you to our incredible staff as well as the artists, managers, agents and promoters who bring their tours to our venue. Because of them, we are able to deliver a world-class experience to every guest that walks through our doors.”
 
Bridgestone Arena was named Pollstar’s 2017 Arena of the Year and has been nominated in 2018 for the 15th time in building history. Kells earned Venue Executive of the Year honors in 2017 and also stands to receive a second consecutive recognition.
 
Pollstar Magazine focuses primarily on the concert industry and also reports on news regarding sports and entertainment. The nominating committee is comprised of industry leaders in all facets of the entertainment business, including: arena managers, artists, artist managers, agents and promoters from across the country and abroad. 
 
Pollstar’s Top-10 U.S. Venues (Show & Concert Ticket Sales):
1.) Madison Square Garden (New York, N.Y.)
2.) Forum (Inglewood, Calif.)
3.) Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
4.)  Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)
5.)  Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, Mich.)
6.)  Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, Tenn.)
7.)  TD Garden (Boston, Mass.)
8.)  Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.)
9.)  American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas)
10.) Allstate Arena (Rosemont, Ill.)
 
Bridgestone Arena underwent close to $12 million in renovations last summer, bringing the total to over $70 million in improvements over the last seven years. Renovations included brand new LED ribbon boards, sound system upgrades, expansion of premium hospitality areas, additional concessions locations and a new point-of-sale system for all food and beverage stands.
 
To receive regular updates on upcoming events at Bridgestone Arena go to bridgestonearena.com. For more information on the Nashville Predators, game schedule and ticket availability, please visit nashvillepredators.com.