Louisville, Ky. – Well-respected concert and venues industry publication Pollstar Magazine released its annual Top 200 year-end rankings this week and AEG Facilities’ KFC Yum! Center is ranked 24th in the nation and 56th in the world for ticket sales by venue, having sold over 300,000 tickets.
AEG Facilities, the KFC Yum! Center’s management group, owns, operates or is affiliated with 22 of the top 100 arenas worldwide, including the top two (the No. 1 ranked The O2 in London and the No. 2 ranked SSE Hydro in Glasgow). Thirty-five percent of all ticket sales from the top 20 arenas were from AEG Facilities-affiliated venues.
Dennis Petrullo, General Manager of the KFC Yum! Center, said he is thrilled that more and more people are coming to Louisville to see the world-class acts that AEG Facilities brings to the city. “In 2015, we hosted 129 events, including pop, rock and country music megastars. Top-notch talent continues to make the KFC Yum! Center a stop on their tours because fans in Louisville continue to demonstrate their commitment to great entertainment and we are so grateful that the community returns to our venue again and again. We look forward to making 2016 our biggest year yet.”
The KFC Yum! Center has already booked a plethora of diverse artists for 2016, including Blake Shelton, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Bieber, Janet Jackson and others that are yet to be announced.