AEG Facilities' venues take 14 of The Worldwide Top 50 in Pollstar's 2012 First Quarter Rankings

by laliveinsider on Wed., Apr 11 at 10:30 AM

The O2 in London Ranks No. 1 Worldwide For Concert Ticket Sales

LOS ANGELES, CA (Wednesday, April 11, 2012) - Fourteen venues owned, operated or affiliated with AEG Facilities were ranked among the top 50 arenas worldwide for the first quarter of 2012, compiled by leading concert and venue industry publication Pollstar magazine.

Pollstar's 2012 first quarter rankings, which are based on concert and show ticket sales, showed that AEG Facilities' venues accounted for five of the top 10 venues worldwide, with 55% of ticket sales in the Top 10, and 45% in the Top 25. In total, AEG Facilities accounted for more than 1.7 million tickets sold in the first quarter of 2012, accumulated from venues across three continents.

London's The O2 tops the list at #1, with more than 328,000 tickets sold in the first quarter of 2012, and has led the rankings every year since it opened in 2007. The O2 World in Berlin and the O2 World Hamburg in Germany took the number three and four spots, respectively.

Kansas City's Sprint Center ranked #2 in North America and #7 worldwide. Coming in at #3 and #4 in North America, and #10 and #11 worldwide is AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami and Prudential Center in Newark, respectively.

\"We are proud of AEG Facilities' showing in the worldwide top 50, and have our teams across the globe to thank for their hard work and dedication to consistently ensuring that our venues are industry leaders, and among the most elite in the world,\" said AEG Facilities President Bob Newman.

The complete list of venues AEG Facilities owns, operates or is affiliated with that placed in the Top 50 for the first quarter of 2012 include:

The O2, London, UK - 1
O2 World, Berlin, Germany - 3
O2 World Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany - 4
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. - 7
AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Fla. - 10
Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. - 11
Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia - 13
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, Calf. - 19
S.E.C.C., Glasgow, UK - 24
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden - 25
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Australia - 27
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, Calif. - 28
Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands - 36
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. - 39

Pollstar is the leading international publication for the concert industry, which quarterly and annually publishes a list of the top arenas in ticket sales worldwide.

AEG Contacts

Michael Roth, AEG
(213) 742-7155 or [email protected]

Alison Groendal Salcedo, AEG Facilities
(310) 630-2032 or [email protected]

Cassandra Zebisch, AEG
(213) 763-7712 or [email protected]

About AEG Facilities

AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with 100 of the industry's preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, and works in concert with affiliated AEG entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Development to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. AEG owns, operates or provides services to venues including STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), The Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.), Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (Los Angeles, Calif.), Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario, Calif.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, Calif.) Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), XL Center (Hartford, Conn.), The Rose Garden (Portland, Ore.), KeyArena (Seattle, Wash.), KFC YUM! Center (Louisville, Ky.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), AT&T Center (San Antonio, Texas), Time Warner Cable Arena (Charlotte, N.C.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), O2 World (Berlin, Germany), O2 World Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany), Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Pernambuco Stadium (Recife, Brazil), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden) and the Qatar National Convention Centre (Doha, Qatar). For more information, please visit www.aegworldwide.com.

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