Van Andel and DeVos ranked among busiest US concert venues
Caroline MacGregor October 22, 2013 | WGVU
The Van Andel Arena is pulling in the crowds with world class shows, ranking
43rd busiest in the United States and 81st busiest worldwide, according to
Pollstar magazine’s third quarter rankings for venues across the US and internationally.
country’s leading trade publication for the concert industry, Pollstar lists
together in order of year-to-date ticket; sales for venues of all sizes, including
amphitheatres, small clubs, performance halls, and large arenas. Lynne Ike, is
the Director of Marketing for SMG/Van Andel Arena & DeVos Place.
“how other buildings sold”
Ike says the
VanAndel is in the list of the Top 200 Arena Venues – selling more than 114,000
tickets for events through September 30th of this year.
“tally it up”
SMG-managed arena also boasts more ticket sales
than many of its larger US counterparts.
Kid Rock and Bob Seger, Josh Groban and Chris Tomlin, family shows and sporting
events, including the The Harlem Globetrotters, WWE and Professional Bull
Riders, have filled seats.
Performance Hall, also operated by SMG,
ranked in the Top 100 Theatre Venues chart. With 44,000 tickets sold so far this year,
DeVos ranks 67th for busiest theatre venues in the country and 88th busiest
worldwide. This month, VanAndel features
big names like Josh Groban and Chris Tomlin.
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