AEG Facilities venues take 32 of the Worldwide Top 200 in Pollstar Magazine's 2012 year-end rankings

by laliveinsider on Tue., Jan 08 at 10:00 AM

AEG Facilities' The O2 in London Ranks No. 1 Worldwide for Sixth Consecutive Year, STAPLES Center is Highest Ranked North American Arena for the Second Year in a Row

LOS ANGELES, CA (Tuesday, January 8, 2013) - Thirty two venues owned, operated or affiliated with AEG Facilities were named in the list of the top 200 arenas worldwide compiled by the well-respected concert and venue industry publication Pollstar magazine. Pollstar's 2012 rankings, which are based on concert and show ticket sales, showed that AEG Facilities' venues accounted for 45% of ticket sales in the Top 10, and 32% in the Top 25. In total, AEG Facilities accounted for nearly 10 million tickets sold in 2012, accumulated from venues across four continents.

For the sixth consecutive year, London's The O2 tops the list at #1, with more than 1.5 million tickets sold in 2012 while Los Angeles' STAPLES Center was ranked #1 in North America and #7 worldwide for the second year in a row. The O2 has led the global rankings every year since it opened in 2007.

\"AEG Facilities is honored that 32 of our affiliated venues are listed in Pollstar's year-end rankings, affirming the strength of our global network and growth of our worldwide division that continues to expand throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia,\" said AEG Facilities President Bob Newman.

Along with The O2 and STAPLES Center both being ranked #1 in their respective countries, AEG Facilities' venues also rank as tops in the countries of Germany (O2 World & O2 World Hamburg), Sweden (Ericsson Globe), the Netherlands (Ahoy Rotterdam) and numbers 2 and 3 in Australia (Sydney's Allphones Arena & Brisbane Entertainment Centre).

The complete list of venues AEG Facilities owns, operates or is affiliated with that placed in the Top 200 for 2012 include:

The O2, London, UK - 1
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, Calif. - 7
O2 World Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany - 8
O2 World, Berlin, Germany - 9
SECC, Glasgow, UK - 19
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. - 22
Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. - 23
AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Fla. - 28
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Australia - 30
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. - 32
Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia - 34
Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif. - 37
Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. - 42
Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn. - 51
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden - 52
KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, Wash. - 58
U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio - 61
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, Calif. - 62
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas - 63
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. - 65
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, Calif. - 69
XL Center, Hartford, Conn. - 70
1stBank Center, Broomfield, Colo. - 78
Rose Garden Arena, Portland, Ore. - 79
Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands - 95
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, N.C. - 98
Perth Arena, Perth Australia - 121
FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tenn. - 139
Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia - 155 Arena, Glendale, Ariz. - 166
Ulker Sports Arena, Istanbul, Turkey - 168
Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, Utah - 177

Pollstar is the leading international publication for the concert industry, which annually publishes a list of the Top 200 arenas in ticket sales worldwide.

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 more than 100 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 live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Development, AEG 1Earth, AEG Encore and AEG Creative to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world's most elite venues, including STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), The Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.), Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (Los Angeles, Calif.), Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), XL Center (Hartford, Conn.), KFC YUM! Center (Louisville, Ky.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Texas), Coliseum and Oracle Arena (Oakland, Calif.), CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Penn.), 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), ULKER Sports Arena (Istanbul, Turkey), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden) and the Qatar National Convention Centre (Doha, Qatar). For more information, please visit


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]

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