News October 3, 2018

Three Australian venues in global arena power list

Three Australian venues in global arena power list

Three Australian venues have made it into 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 ) 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.

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