AEG Facilitites Accounts for 54 percent of Ticket Sales in Global Top 10 Arenas



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

Five of World’s Top Ten Arenas are Affiliated with AEG Facilities




LOS ANGELES, CA (July 27, 2016) – AEG Facilities once again dominated Pollstar’s 2016 mid-year rankings, with 25 affiliated arenas appearing on the list of the top 100 arenas worldwide. With the two top arenas in the world, 50% of ticket sales in the Top 5 arenas based on concert and show ticket sales were sold in AEG Facilities arenas. In total, AEG Facilities accounted for more than 5.7 million tickets sold in the first half of 2016, accumulated from the top 100 venues across 3 continents. Overall, 25 venues owned, operated or affiliated with AEG Facilities were named in the list of the top 100 arenas worldwide, including five of the top 10-accounting for 54% of global ticket sales, seven of the top 15, 10 of the top 30, and 14 of the top 50 arenas for the first half of 2016. Statistics and rankings were compiled by the well-respected concert and venue industry publication Pollstar magazine.

AEG Facilities’ The O2 in London, which has led the rankings every year since it opened in 2007, once again tops the list at #1, with more than 872,000 tickets sold in the first half of 2016, while AccorHotels Arena (Paris, France) ranked #2 worldwide, Barclays Center (Brooklyn, New York) came in #6 worldwide and #1 in the United States, The SSE Hydro (Glasgow, United Kingdom) ranked #9 and Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany) ranked #10, giving AEG Facilities five venues in the top 10 worldwide.

"Pollstar's Mid-Year rankings showcase AEG Facilities' position as the industry leader in attracting the world's greatest events and so many of the world class arenas in our portfolio continue to perform at record levels," said Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities. “We look forward to an even more successful second half of the year.”

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

The O2, London, UK – 1

AccorHotels Arena, Paris, FR – 2

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York – 6

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK – 9

Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany – 10

Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey – 14

Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri – 15

KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky – 25

Oracle Arena, Oakland, California – 28

Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany – 30

The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK – 34

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia - 35

Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota – 41

Perth Arena, Perth, Australia –43

Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California – 52

KeyArena, Seattle, Washington – 53

CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania –58

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada – 63

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California – 66

U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio – 69

AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida – 70

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Australia – 72

Videotron Centre, Quebec City, Canada – 75

Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Georgia – 87

1stBank Center, Broomfield, Colorado – 100

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 Arena (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda Coliseum (Oakland, CA), CONSOL Energy Center (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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