Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Ranks Second in U.S. Ticket Sales

Bridgestone Arena

Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville has sold the second-highest amount of concert tickets in the U.S. over the last nine months, according to a third-quarter report from Pollstar, a touring trade publication. The arena ranks sixth in concert tickets sold worldwide so far this year.

Based solely on total concert and show attendance, Bridgestone Arena’s ticket sales have reached total of 504,153. When including the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament and Nashville Predators home hockey games, Bridgestone Arena has hosted nearly 1 million people in the building year to date.

“Bridgestone Arena continues to set the standard of excellence for sports and entertainment venues in the United States,” Bridgestone Arena Senior Vice President of Booking David Kells said. “This ranking is due to the support of our fans, building staff, great performers, promoters, Metro Davidson County and the entire music community. We still have work to do to make us the No. 1 venue in the U.S., but we are pleased with the progress we’ve made.”

Bridgestone Arena underwent $11.2 million in renovations this summer, and included the addition of metal detectors at each entrance, in-bowl LED lights, 7,000 seats in the Lower Bowl, new concession stands and renovated restrooms.

Here are Pollstar’s Top-10 U.S. Venues (Show & Concert Ticket Sales):

1. Madison Square Garden (New York)
2. Bridgestone Arena (Nashville)
3. Staples Center (Los Angeles)
4. Forum (Inglewood, Calif.)
5. Allstate Arena (Rosemont, Ill.)
6. Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
7. American Airlines Center (Dallas)
8. Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.)
9. Phillips Arena (Atlanta)
10. Amalie Arena (Tampa Bay, Fla.)


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