INTRUST Bank Arena > News Release
INTRUST Bank Arena Ranked as 57th Busiest Arena in the U.S. in Year-End Rankings
Wichita, Kansas – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena finished as the 57th busiest arena in the United States and 105th in the world in Pollstar Magazine’s 2018 Year-End Top 200 Arena Rankings. Rankings are based on tickets sold worldwide for shows played between 1/1/18 and 12/31/18. INTRUST Bank Arena was also the seventh highest ranked arena in the continental United States managed by SMG, the Philadelphia-based venue operator that manages more than 240 facilities, nearly 70 arenas and over 1.5 million seats worldwide. 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, INTRUST Bank Arena hosted eight of the Top 100 Tours in 2018, including Pink, Imagine Dragons, Disney On Ice, Journey & Def Leppard, Kevin Hart, Cirque du Soleil – Crystal, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin and Winter Jam.
“2018 was a historic year for INTRUST Bank Arena,” said A.J. Boleski, SMG General Manager. “From hosting the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship for the first time at INTRUST Bank Arena and in Wichita in nearly 25 years, to hosting our first major pop act with Pink, it’s been an incredible season of events. Our team is focused on maintaining the momentum of 2018’s successes into 2019, and we’re excited to continue to attract world-class entertainment to our community.”
Upcoming events at INTRUST Bank Arena include Paw Patrol Live! (Jan. 4-6), WWE SmackDown (Jan. 22), Luke Combs (Feb. 7), Winter Jam (Feb. 8), Jeff Dunham (Feb. 9) and Harlem Globetrotters (Feb. 10). For a full list of upcoming events, please visit www.intrustbankarena.com.