Citizens Business Bank Arena climbs to New Record

Citizens Business Bank Arena is one of the World’s Top 200 Arena Venues per the annual Pollstar Mid Year Rankings Report recently announced which is based upon concert ticket sales from January 1 – June 30, 2018. Citizens Business Bank Arena, managed by SMG Worldwide, has the highest rankings ever with #17 domestically and #37 worldwide. “We’re on fire with booking shows and events” said Michael Krouse, President and CEO of Citizens Business Bank Arena. “Our guests and sponsors are thrilled to have top notch entertainment – this was a goal we had when we took over management of the venue on July 1, 2016. All the hard work is paying off; but we’re not done, we’re making improvements to the overall entertainment experience in addition to staying focused on booking amazing acts! We want to thank all of the fans and promoters that have helped make this new record possible.” Citizens Business Bank Arena is the highest grossing arena in the SMG portfolio in the United States.

As of June 4, 2018, Citizen Business Bank Arena ranked #14 in the 2018 Mid-Year Top Stops in the 10,001-15,000 capacity worldwide ranking from October 16, 2017-May 15, 2018. Note in the chart below that there was only one other Arena in the United States that ranked above Citizens Business Bank Arena.

Top Stops: 10,001-15,000 Capacity
RankVenueTickets SoldCapacityGrossShows
1The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, United Kingdom569,74513,000$35,323,132


2Hallenstadion Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland386,15015,000$34,927,18352
33Arena, Dublin, Ireland346,21113,000$21,319,31138
4First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom316,68613,000$17,401,38947
5Konig - Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany304,46112,718$20,767,34857
6Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia281,88515,000$29,409,24333
7Perth Arena, Perth, Australia269,83215,000$23,316,30737
8Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom254,19911,250$15,324,11165
9NYCB Live home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum247,25714,975$11,006,41753
10FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom235,07113,600$12,032,50040
11The SSE Arena, Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom199,75910,800$10,847,83339
12Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Australia179,43414,500$17,778,83424
13Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI148,08612,000$9,861,26017
14Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA141,30812,000$6,561,50825
15Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA135,60114,000$7,881,94429
16Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, GA128,91613,100$9,058,64023
17Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, KS126,10015,000$8,178,07921
18The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom114,95210,833$6,648,33117
19Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia108,33512,500$7,501,73312
20Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA107,91413,000$3,982,62521

Ranked by tickets sold. All data based on figures supplied to Pollstar. Date range: 10/16/17-5/15/18. Data updated as of June 4.

Ranked by tickets sold. All data based on figures supplied to Pollstar. Date range: 10/16/17-5/15/18. Data updated as of June 4.

This is a major milestone. Two years ago, when SMG took over management of the Arena it ranked #193, last year it ranked at #95, and now #14 in this category. Pollstar is the leading international publication for the concert industry, which publishes quarterly, mid-year and annual rankings of top arenas in ticket sales worldwide.

This Fall the Arena calendar is full of entertainment options for everyone. Just announced- Rod Stewart with special guests Pat Benetar & Neil Geraldo. Additional concerts in the Fall include Five Finger Death Punch, Mike Epps, and more to be announced soon. Three home teams will start their new season, plus other sporting competitions including Professional Bull Riding, and MMA King of the Cage. Family shows like Cirque Musica, WWE, Disney on Ice and Trans-Siberian Orchestra round out a very exciting schedule of shows.