Three Australian venues in global arena power list
Three Australian venues have made it into Billboard’s list of top performing arenas for 2018.
Indoor venues accommodating 10,000 or more fans accounted for 71% of total attendance and 76% of total ticket grosses reported to the magazine’s Boxscore during a recent 12-month period.
Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena ranked #7 in the venues with a capacity of 15,000 and over.
With a concert capacity of 20,381 it grossed US$70.4 million over the 12 month period, with superstar dates from P!NK (who set a new house record with 150,000 seats), Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Bruno Mars and Jerry Seinfield.
The list was topped by Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena with a gross of $164.4 million, and included New York’s Madison Square Gardens, London’s O2 Arena and the Forum in Inglewood, California.
In the list of Top 10 arenas with a smaller capacity of 10,001 – 15,000, Brisbane Entertainment Centre was listed at #5 with a $35 million gross, and Perth’s RAC Arena (formerly Perth Arena) with a $25.54 million tally.
The Top 10 list was topped by Glasgow’s SSE Hydro (48.9 million) and included Hamburg’s Barclay Arena, Zurich’s Hallenstadion and Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena.