AEG Facilities Dominates Pollstar 3rd Q Rankings



AEG Facilities’ The O2 in London Ranks No. 1 Worldwide while

Three of World’s Top Five Arenas are affiliated with AEG Facilities

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 26, 2016) – AEG Facilities, the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world, once again leads Pollstar’s 3rd Quarter rankings of the world’s top arenas, with a total of 61% of ticket sales in the Top Five arenas, 37% in the Top 10, and 38% in the Top 25 arenas, based on concert and show tickets sold in AEG Facilities arenas. With three venues in the top five arenas worldwide, AEG Facilities-affiliated arenas accounted for more than 7.4 million tickets sold through the 3rd Quarter of 2016, accumulated from the top 100 venues across three continents. A total of 23 venues owned, operated or affiliated with AEG Facilities were named in the list of the top 100 arenas worldwide including nine of the top 25. Statistics and rankings were compiled by the well-respected concert and venue industry publication Pollstar magazine.

AEG Facilities’ The O2 in London once again tops the charts at #1, with more than 1 million tickets sold through the 3rd Quarter of 2016, while Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY) ranked #1 in the U.S. and #5 worldwide. The O2 has led the rankings every year since it opened in June 2007 while AccorHotels Arena (Paris, France) ranked #4 worldwide, giving AEG Facilities three venues in the top five worldwide.

"The continued growth and success across all of our AEG Facilities arenas around the world showcases the great work done by all of our venues that continue to attract and host the world’s greatest events throughout the year," said Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities. “AEG Facilities’ global network of resources continue to work together to maximize events for all of AEG Facilities venues and we look forward to closing out another record-breaking year.”

The complete list of venues AEG Facilities owns, operates or is affiliated with that placed in the Top 100 for the 2016 3rd quarter rankings include:

The O2, London, UK – 1

AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France – 4

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York – 5

Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri – 13

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK – 14

Oracle Arena, Oakland, California – 17

Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey – 18

Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany – 21

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California – 25

KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky – 30

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia - 31

The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK – 37

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada – 39

PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania –40

Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany – 41

KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington – 44

Perth Arena, Perth, Australia –51

Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada – 57

Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California – 58

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Australia – 60

Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota – 61

AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida – 65

U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio – 81

Pollstar is the leading international publication for the concert industry, which publishes quarterly, mid-year and annual rankings of top arenas in ticket sales worldwide.

About AEG Facilities

AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports and live entertainment company in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone division of AEG, and its affiliates owns, operates or consults with more than 120 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including AEG Live, one of the largest live music companies in the world, AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Real Estate, as well as such industry leading programs as AEG 1Earth and AEG Encore to support the success of its venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, KY.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland, CA), PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh, PA), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), LeSports Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany),SSE Hydro (Glasgow, UK), Qudos Bank Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden), Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), Hawaii Convention Center (Honolulu, HI) and the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center (Muscat, Oman).For more information, please visit


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