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August 1, 2019

AEG Facilities Affiliated Arenas Sell 57 Percent of All Concert Tickets in Top 20 Arenas Worldwide

AEG Facilities led Billboard’s 2019 Midyear Boxscore Chart with 11 affiliated arenas appearing on the list of the Top 20 arenas worldwide based on ticket sales. Among the two categories of arenas (based on capacity), AEG Facilities venues accounted for 7 of the 10 top performing arenas with a capacity of 10,001-15,000 – accounting for 80.5 percent of total tickets sold in the category – and four of the 10 arenas with a capacity of 15,001 or more – accounting for 44.5 percent of total tickets in the category. In total, AEG Facilities affiliated venues accounted for more than 4.9 million tickets sold in the first half of 2019. Statistics and rankings were compiled by the well-respected music and entertainment industry publication Billboard.

AEG’s The O2 in London, which has led industry rankings every year since it opened in 2007, hosted 112 events and sold more than 1.2 million tickets in the first half of 2019 to gross more than $104 million.

“Billboard’s Midyear Boxscore Chart highlights AEG Facilities’ position as a global industry leader in not only attracting the world’s greatest events, but providing a one-of-a-kind experience for both performers and guests, to consistently perform at record levels,” said Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities. “We look forward to and even more successful second half of the year.”

The complete list of venues AEG Facilities owns, operates or is affiliated with listed on Billboard’s 2019 Midyear Boxscore Chart includes:

15,001 or More Capacity and Global Ranking

  • The O2, London, UK – 2
  • T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas – 4
  • Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – 6
  • STAPLES Center, Los Angeles – 7
  • 10,001-15,000 Capacity
  • SSE Hydro, Glasgow – 1
  • Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin – 2
  • Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany – 3
  • SSE Arena, Wembley, London – 4
  • Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Australia – 5
  • RAC Arena, Sydney – 7
  • Pechanga Arena San Diego, San Diego, Calif. – 10

Billboard ’s 2019 Midyear Boxscore Report is calculated based on total gross amount earned from ticket sales vs. number of tickets sold.