BRIDGESTONE ARENA RANKS SECOND IN U.S., SIXTH IN WORLD TICKET SALES IN POLLSTAR’S 2015 THIRD-QUARTER REPORT
Nashville, Tenn. (October 6, 2015) – Bridgestone Arena ranks second in the United States and sixth in the world for concert ticket sales, according to international trade publication Pollstar’s Third-Quarter Ticket Sales report. Pollstar announced Bridgestone Arena ticket sales as 504,153, inclusive of solely show and concert tickets, which surpasses all of 2014’s total concert and show attendance (359,894). When including the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament and Nashville Predators home hockey games, Bridgestone Arena has hosted nearly 1 million people in the building year to date.
Pollstar’s Top-10 U.S. Venues (Show & Concert Ticket Sales):
1.) Madison Square Garden (New York)
2.) Bridgestone Arena
3.) Staples Center (Los Angeles)
4.) Forum (Inglewood, Calif.)
5.) Allstate Arena (Rosemont, Ill.)
6.) Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
7.) American Airlines Center (Dallas)
8.) Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.)
9.) Phillips Arena (Atlanta)
10.) Amalie Arena (Tampa Bay, Fla.)
“Bridgestone Arena continues to set the standard of excellence for sports and entertainment venues in the United States,” Bridgestone Arena Senior Vice President of Booking David Kells said. “This ranking is due to the support of our fans, building staff, great performers, promoters, Metro Davidson County and the entire music community. We still have work to do to make us the No. 1 venue in the U.S., but we are pleased with the progress we’ve made.”
Bridgestone Arena underwent $11.2 million in renovations this summer, and included the addition of metal detectors at each entrance, in-bowl LED lights, 7,000 seats in the Lower Bowl, new concession stands and renovated restrooms.
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 Pollstar’s 2014 Arena of the Year, Bridgestone Arena was named the Academy of Country Music’s Large Capacity Venue of the Year in March of 2014. Kells has also recently received recognition; he received his third consecutive Pollstar Facility Executive of the Year nomination in November 2014, weeks after being named IEBA’s Venue Executive of the Year.
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