Bridgestone Arena Ranks Fifth in U.S., Sixteenth in World Ticket Sales in Pollstar's 2016 Year-end Report

Posted: Jan 6, 2017


Nashville, Tenn. (January 6, 2017) – Bridgestone Arena ranks fifth in the United States and 16th in the world for concert ticket sales, according to international trade publication Pollstar’s Year-End Ticket Sales report. Pollstar announced Bridgestone Arena ticket sales as 591,954 inclusive of solely show and concert tickets, from 54 events and 80 performances in 2016. When including the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament and Nashville Predators home hockey games, Bridgestone Arena has hosted more than 1 million people in the building during the year.

Pollstar’s Top-5 U.S. Venues (Show & Concert Ticket Sales):

1.) Madison Square Garden (New York, N.Y.) 

2.) Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

3.) The Forum (Inglewood, Calif.)

4.) AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fl.)

5.) Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, Tenn.)

“This ranking is a wonderful reflection of the support we get from all the fans who attend world-class events here at Bridgestone Arena,” Senior Vice President of Booking David Kells said.

“We are pleased with the strides we continue to make and thank everyone who supports the quality entertainment at Bridgestone Arena and those who work hard to create an amazing environment for fans. We also thank the artists, managers, agents, promoters and everyone in the entertainment community who has brought their tour to our venue.”

Bridgestone Arena underwent close to $10 million in renovations this summer, which included the completion of entirely new arena seating, environmentally-conscious restroom enhancements and over a dozen new food and beverage stands. 

Serving as the home for numerous national and international events, Bridgestone Arena has the distinction of being one of the busiest venues in the United States over the past decade and a half. In addition to being named nominated for Pollstar’s 2015 Arena of the Year, Bridgestone Arena received the Prime Site Award for 2016. Kells also recently received recognition as the 2016 IEBA (International Entertainment Buyers Association) Venue Executive of the Year in October.

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