Leading entertainment industry publications, Venues Today and Pollstar Magazine ranked The Arena at Gwinnett Center as a top arena venue worldwide. The 2012 Year-End Reports are based on box office sales and attendance figures during the 2012 calendar year for live entertainment and concert ticket sales.

“We had a fantastic year of events from NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships to Dave Matthews Band” said Joseph Dennis, General Manager at Gwinnett Center. “We are privileged to be in such a great community that supports the events that come to The Arena.”

Venues Today:

“Top Stops – Year-End”

The Arena at Gwinnett Center was ranked 5th domestically and 10th worldwide (with year-end gross ticket sales of $10,073,326) in the Venues Today 2012 December Year-End Issue hit newsstands December, 2012. The Top Stop ranking was based on gross ticket sales for arenas of its size (size category: 10,001-15,000).

*Based on concert/event gross from 10/16/11 and 10/15/12 as reported to Venues Today.

Pollstar Magazine:

“2012 Year-End Worldwide Ticket Sales TOP 200 Arena Venues”

The Arena at Gwinnett Center was ranked 32nd domestically and 66th worldwide in Pollstar Magazine’s Year-End edition which hit newsstands on December, 2012. This ranking was based on an arena attendance of 207,076 tickets sold.

*All figures are for tickets sold worldwide as reported to Pollstar for shows played between 1/1/12 and 12/31/12.

2012 consisted of a plethora of successful events for The Arena, which included the nationally televised NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships. The year-end list of sell-out performances included: Blake Shelton (Jan. 27), TOOL (Feb. 8), George Strait and Martina McBride (Feb. 10), Red Hot Chili Peppers (Apr. 10), Lady Antebellum (Jun. 22), One Direction (Jun. 26), American Idol LIVE! (Aug. 5), Dave Matthews Band (Dec. 12), and Carrie Underwood (Dec. 19) as well as multiple family show sell outs which include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and Disney on Ice.

“The Arena will celebrate 10 Years of Entertainment in February, and we couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come this year,” said Dan Markham, Director of Arena Booking at Gwinnett Center. “We look forward to a strong lineup in 2013, so stay tuned for more announcements.”

Gwinnett Center is a multi-purpose facility that houses The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Gwinnett Convention Center, Hudgens Center for the Arts and the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center.

For more information about events on the Gwinnett Center campus, please visit www.gwinnettcenter.com.