AMERICANAIRLINES ARENA NUMBER ONE SELLING VENUE IN TICKETNEWS' TOP SPORTS EVENTS RANKING
AMERICANAIRLINES ARENA NUMBER ONE SELLING VENUE IN
TICKETNEWS’ TOP SPORTS EVENTS RANKING
Strong NBA Eastern Conference Finals Ticket Sales Push the Venue to the
Top of TicketNews’ Rankings
MIAMI, FL – May 26, 2011 – The AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami’s top sports and entertainment venue, ranked first in TicketNews’ Exclusive Top Sports Events rankings for the week ending Sunday, May 22. Up from the previous week’s number three ranking, AmericanAirlines Arena hosted Games 3 and 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between its Miami HEAT and the Chicago Bulls, leading to a surge in ticket sales. The Arena received a power score of 2.39 for the week, outselling all other venues in the TicketNetwork Exchange™.
According to Mike Walker, Executive Vice President of HEAT Group Enterprises—the marketing division for AmericanAirlines Arena—this ranking from TicketNews, the only national news source that reports exclusively on the ticketing sector, confirms AmericanAirlines Arena’s status as one of the nation’s leading venues for sports, music and family entertainment.
“South Florida’s fans are so passionate, and have shown their support continuously by coming out to the Arena to cheer on the Miami HEAT, and enjoy their favorite performers and family shows,” said Walker. “The fans have come to expect a world-class entertainment experience every time they attend a game or concert at AmericanAirlines Arena, and it is because we deliver on that expectation that we are able to achieve this kind of success in ticket sales.”
The Arena also ranked highly in the week's Top Event rankings, earning the No. 3 spot. The Arena looks forward to continued ticket sales success with the upcoming Maná “Drama y Luz” Tour, Britney Spears featuring Nicki Minaj and Sade featuring John Legend shows in July, as well as the Taylor Swift show in November.
TicketNews provides comprehensive news coverage and market analysis for and about the ticketing industry. TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales for venues from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world's largest secondary market exchange. A Power Score illustrates a given venue's category-specific significance. The two factors used to calculate a power score include total ticket sales for a venue, and total ticket sales within the category.
To find out more about upcoming events, sponsorships and the latest news at AmericanAirlines Arena, visit www.aaarena.com or log on to facebook.com/americanairlinesarena & twitter.com/aaarena.
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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.