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INTRUST BANK ARENA RANKS IN TOP 50 WORLD TICKET SALES.

Apr 15, 2010


INTRUST BANK ARENA RANKS IN TOP 50 WORLD TICKET SALES
(WICHITA, KS) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena cracked Pollstar’s Top 50 Arena Venues for ticket sales during the first quarter of 2010. INTRUST Bank Arena ranked 22nd in the United States and 45th world-wide.
The Arena, which opened January 9th of this year with a sold-out Brad Paisley concert, continued its string of sell-outs with George Strait with Reba, Elton John and Billy Joel and Bon Jovi.
Chris Presson, SMG General Manager of INTRUST Bank Arena, said: “We’ve had an amazing response from the community for the concerts we’ve booked. When routing throughout the Midwest, Wichita is a city promoters can’t afford to overlook.”
INTRUST Bank Arena kicked off the second quarter of 2010 with another sold out show, Taylor Swift, on April 1.
The complete listing from Pollstar with total ticket sales are:
1. The O2 - London London, UNITED KINGDOM - 299,884
2. Madison Square Garden Arena New York, NY - 215,006
3. Color Line Arena Hamburg, GERMANY - 188,573
4. The Palace Of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI - 187,914
5. The O2 - Dublin Dublin, IRELAND - 170,922
6. Wembley Arena London, UNITED KINGDOM - 149,836
7. The Wachovia Center Philadelphia, PA - 149,289
8. Metro Radio Arena Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - 143,453
9. St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, FL - 139,674
10. Bell Centre Montreal, CANADA - 130,700
11. Sprint Center Kansas City, MO - 130,484
12. Philips Arena Atlanta, GA - 120,950
13. Air Canada Centre Toronto, CANADA - 118,060
14. Mediolanum Forum Assago, ITALY - 110,124
15. BankAtlantic Center Sunrise, FL - 94,791
16. San Diego Sports Arena San Diego, CA - 93,329
17. Acer Arena Sydney, AUSTRALIA - 91,190
18. O2 World Berlin, GERMANY - 90,026
19. Arena Monterrey Monterrey, MEXICO - 85,565
20. Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT - 83,920
21. Rose Garden Arena Portland, OR - 83,600
22. Vector Arena Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - 83,438
23. American Airlines Center Dallas, TX - 81,979
24. Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI - 79,083
25. Ericsson Globe Stockholm, SWEDEN - 76,365
26. Staples Center Los Angeles, CA - 75,060
27. Lanxess Arena Cologne, GERMANY - 73,581
28. Hordern Pavilion Moore Park, AUSTRALIA - 72,661
29. Scotiabank Place Ottawa, CANADA - 69,813
30. SAP Arena Mannheim, GERMANY - 69,725
31. TD Garden Boston, MA - 67,235
32. Manchester Evening News Arena Manchester, UK - 63,920
33. Olympiahalle Munich, GERMANY - 63,497
34. HP Pavilion At San Jose San Jose, CA - 61,510
35. Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN - 61,501
36. Toyota Center Houston, TX - 61,466
37. Verizon Center Washington, DC - 60,173
38. Mellon Arena Pittsburgh, PA - 59,940
39. Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - 59,916
40. TUI Arena Hannover, GERMANY - 59,136
41. Forest National Brussels, BELGIUM - 58,934
42. New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA - 55,383
43. KeyArena at Seattle Center Seattle, WA - 54,522
44. Cotai Arena At The Venetian Macau, CHINA - 53,078
45. INTRUST Bank Arena Wichita, KS - 52,592
46. Wiener Stadthalle Vienna, AUSTRIA - 51,993
47. The John Labatt Centre London, CANADA - 51,671
48. BJCC Arena Birmingham, AL - 51,457
49. Pepsi Center Denver, CO - 50,357
50. Brisbane Entertainment Centre Boondall, AUSTRALIA - 50,265
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About INTRUST Bank Arena: INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita’s premier entertainment venue, is located in downtown Wichita. The Arena can seat more than 15,000 guests and hosts a variety of events including professional and collegiate sports, concerts, family shows and corporate functions. INTRUST Bank Arena is owned by Sedgwick County Government, and managed by SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development.

About SMG: Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to more than 218 public assembly facilities including arenas, stadiums, theatres and performing arts centers, and convention, congress and exhibition centers. With facilities across the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, SMG manages more than 11 million square feet (1.1 million square meters) of exhibition space, and over 1.5 million entertainment seats worldwide. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides construction and design consulting, pre-opening services, venue management, sales, marketing, event booking, and programming.




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