PHILIPS ARENA RANKED AS NO. 4 VENUE IN UNITED STATES
Bon Jovi Added to Award-Winning Philips Arena’s Concert List for 2011
ATLANTA, GA – Atlanta’s Philips Arena has once again earned international acclaim as a top ranked entertainment venue according to industry-leading publication Pollstar magazine. For the 2010 calendar year, Philips Arena has been named as the No. 4 concert and events venue in the United States, based on attendance figures released by Pollstar magazine in its January 17th edition. The rankings include attendance for concerts and other shows hosted by Philips Arena from January 1, 2010, to December 30, 2010, including sold-out appearances by acts such as Dave Matthews Band, Usher, Roger Waters, Justin Bieber and Zac Brown Band.
“We’re thrilled once again to be among the greatest entertainment venues in the world at the top of Pollstar’s rankings,” said Bob Williams, President of Philips Arena and the Atlanta Hawks. “The consistent strength of our attendance is a testament to both the enduring appeal of live entertainment and the lasting attraction of the guest and artist experience at Philips Arena.”
Upcoming events for Philips Arena in 2011 that have been announced include Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy (Jan. 29), Nuclear Cowboyz (Feb. 5), Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Feb. 17-21), Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks (March 24), and Taylor Swift (July 9-10). And announced for the first time here, Bon Jovi will make an appearance at Philips Arena in the spring of 2011.
Named for founding partner Philips, Philips Arena is consistently ranked among the top concert and event venues in the world. In April 2009, Philips Arena became the first NBA or NHL arena to achieve LEED certification for an existing building as specified by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The operating rights to Philips Arena are owned by Atlanta Spirit LLC which also owns the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers. Philips Arena is online at www.PhilipsArena.com.