INTRUST Bank Arena Ranks at 47th Busiest Arena in the U.S. Through First Three Quarters
Through the first three quarters of 2017, the SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena ranked as the 47th busiest arena in the United States and 86th in the world according to Pollstar Magazine’s Top 200 Arena Rankings. INTRUST Bank Arena was also the fourth highest ranked arena in the continental United States managed by SMG, the Philadelphia-based venue operator that manages more than 230 facilities, nearly 70 arenas and over 1.75 million seats worldwide. This ranking is based on tickets sold worldwide for shows played between Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, 2017. The totals do not include tenant sport team ticket counts, some family shows, or SMG-produced special events. Pollstar is a weekly trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry.
Additionally, the venue hosted 12 of the Top 100 Tours. These tours included Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Neil Diamond, Eric Church, Disney On Ice, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Harlem Globetrotters, Winter Jam, WWE, Twenty One Pilots, Cirque du Soleil – Toruk, Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert.
“We had a fantastic third quarter this year which we kicked off in July with Neil Diamond’s 50 Year Anniversary World tour and Sir Paul McCartney’s record-breaking performance, and culminated in September with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul 2 Soul World Tour,” said A.J. Boleski, SMG General Manager. “Our team is working hard to prepare for our fourth quarter events while also diligently planning for 2018 and specifically the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship First/Second Rounds in March.”
INTRUST Bank Arena recently announced P!nk who will stop in Wichita on Saturday, March 3. Wichita is one of only 40 dates on the Beautiful Trauma Tour for which tickets go on sale this Friday, October 13. Additional upcoming events include the Wichita Thunder Home Opener (Oct. 13), Thomas Rhett (Oct. 20) and Foo Fighters (Nov. 13) For a full list of upcoming events, please visit www.intrustbankarena.com.