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July 24, 2018

Rupp Arena is Ranked #38 Venue in the U.S.

Pollstar has ranked the Rupp Arena among the top-selling venues in the world

Lexington, Kentucky (July 24, 2018) – According to Pollstar’s Mid-Year Ticket Sales report, Rupp Arena is ranked 38th in the U.S. and 77th in the world of concert tickets sold. The live event line-up that helped push Rupp Arena into this year’s ranking includes the Eagles, Cirque du Soliel’s Corteo, Miranda Lambert and Foo Fighters, to just name a few.

The line-up for 2018 is delivering strong ticket sales results for Rupp Arena. This is the second time this year the arena landed on the Pollstar ranking list. Before this year, the last time Rupp Arena made the Pollstar ranking was in 2016. Pollstar is the concert industry’s leading publication that supplies information to managers, agents and promoters of the live entertainment world. OVG Facilities took over event programming for the Rupp Arena in January and since then has announced several exciting events like Red, White & Boom, Marvel Universe Live!, Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton and many more.

“The event line-up for the remainder of 2018 is extremely strong.” said OVG Facilities’, David Farrar, Director of Booking. “We’ve added some great talent to our event calendar and looking to add a few more before the end of the year. With our aggressive booking strategy and strong ticket sales, I am sure the arena will find a permanent place on the Pollstar ranking.”

For a current list of events coming to the Rupp Arena, visit RuppArena.com

About Rupp Arena:
Located in Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena opened its doors in 1976. Since then, the 23,500 seat venue has hosted storied history sporting events making the venue recognized as an epicenter of sports excellence. The Rupp stage has also hosted some epic artists including, the Rolling Stones, Garth Brooks, Dave Matthews, Cher and Red Hot Chili Peppers, to just name a few. The arena is the home of the University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball program and continues to hosts family shows, concerts and the “Sweet 16” Boys High School Basketball Tournament. 

Oak View Group Facilities, a division of the Oak View Group, which was founded by Irving Azoff, Tim Leiweke, with Madison Square Garden Entertainment. OVG Facilities is a full-service venue management company that creates customized management plans for each of their venues. The Group currently manages arenas, theaters, convention centers and amphitheaters all over the US and specializes in event programming, venue assessments, and security and emergency preparedness. 

 

Pollstar is the concert industry’s leading publication that supplies information to managers, agents and promoters of the live entertainment world.