PHILIPS ARENA RANKED AMONG TOP VENUES FOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN THE WORLD
Philips Arena welcomed more than 600,000 guests in 2014, placing among the top ten venues in the world based on ticket sales by Pollstar Magazine.
ATLANTA, GA -- Philips Arena has been recognized as one of the top venues in the world for live entertainment yet again. Hosting 64 events and 608,084 guests this past year, Philips Arena earned a spot among the world’s top 10 venues worldwide based on ticket sales. Leading entertainment industry publication, Pollstar Magazine, ranked Philips Arena No. 10 in the world and No. 4 in the United States in its 2014 Year End ranking.
“It is a great accomplishment to rank among the top ten venues in the world and 4th in the United States. Our success is a result of Philips Arena’s incredible staff and our tremendous fans that appreciate live entertainment,” said Trey Feazell, EVP & General Manager for Philips Arena. “2014 was an incredible year for Philips Arena and we look forward to creating even more memorable experiences for Atlanta and the entire southeast in 2015.”
Philips Arena hosted many of the top ranked concert tours of 2014, including Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Eagles, Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, George Strait and Garth Brooks, as well as a variety of events and family shows, such as Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend, The Walking Dead Escape, Disney On Ice presents Frozen and Marvel Universe Live!.
Looking ahead at 2015, Philips Arena will host Chris Brown (Feb. 3), Katt Williams (Feb. 7), Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey (Feb. 11 – 16), Maroon 5 (Feb. 19), Charlie Wilson (Feb. 21), WWE Smackdown (Feb. 24), Billy Joel (Feb. 28), Harlem Globetrotters (March 7), Ariana Grande (March 24), Fleetwood Mac (March 25), Bette Midler (May 13) and Iggy Azalea (May 19) and more events to be announced.