AmericanAirlines Arena outsells Arena venues throughout South Florida
Pollstar’s 2010 Worldwide Year End Ticket Sales Ranks the Venue
Highest in South Florida, Second in the State
MIAMI, FL – February 11, 2011 – The AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami’s top sports and entertainment venue, was ranked first in South Florida, second in the state, and 15th in the nation on Pollstar’s recent report, 2010 Worldwide Year End Ticket Sales. The total number of tickets sold at AmericanAirlines Arena in 2010 was 317,408, outselling every South Florida arena.
The announcement was made by Mike Walker, AmericanAirlines Arena’s Executive Vice President of HEAT Group Enterprises.
According to Walker, this ranking from Pollstar, the authority on the worldwide entertainment industry, confirms AmericanAirlines Arena’s status as South Florida’s premiere entertainment complex for locals and tourists alike.
“The arena is not just a venue, but a destination in Miami. Fans have come to expect a world-class entertainment experience every time they attend a show at AmericanAirlines Arena. It is because we deliver on that expectation that we have become the place to ‘see and be seen’ in Miami,” said Walker. “We are able to achieve this kind of success in ticket sales because AmericanAirlines Arena attracts world-renowned performers as well as an array of sporting events and family shows while offering a diverse range of cuisine through multiple dining options and five-star service unmatched at other venues.”
Pollstar is an entertainment industry publication for professionals in the concert industry and is the only publication that covers the business worldwide. The Pollstar’s 2010 Worldwide Year End Ticket Sales includes all figures for tickets sold worldwide as reported to Pollstar for shows played between January 1 and December 31, 2010.
To find out more about upcoming events, sponsorships and the latest news at AmericanAirlines Arena, visit www.aaarena.com or call 786-777-HEAT.
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About AmericanAirlines Arena
Since its opening on December 31, 1999, the 19,600-seat AmericanAirlines Arena has hosted such diverse musical superstars as U2, Madonna, Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Gloria Estefan, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Usher, Marc Anthony, Phish, Shakira and Paul McCartney. The Arena has become South Florida’s number one entertainment destination with championship events in boxing, wrestling and gymnastics as well as rodeos and family shows such as the Harlem Globetrotters, Disney On Ice, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Yo Gabba Gabba, The Wiggles and WWE.
AmericanAirlines Arena has also played host to several live televised events including the 2004 and 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, Britney Spears’ “Onyx Hotel” Tour, Cher’s “Living Proof – The Farewell Tour” and the prestigious Latin Grammy Awards, each placing Miami in the international spotlight. Private events have included product launches, corporate basketball tournaments, gala dinners and a host of meetings, large and small. In addition, the Arena has hosted several special events utilizing the East Plaza with its stunning view of Biscayne Bay and the ultra-exclusive Dewar’s 12 Clubhouse.