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Oct 10, 2018

Rupp Arena Rises in Rank to #30 Venue in the U.S.

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

Lexington, Kentucky (October 10, 2018) – The new rankings are out and Rupp Arena has moved up the charts.  Pollstar’s Q3 Ticket Sales report has Rupp Arena slotted in at #30 in the US and #64 Worldwide. Their mid-year report had the arena ranked #38 in the US and #77 Worldwide.                           

The event line-up that helped push Rupp Arena up eight places in the ranking included Justin Timberlake, Marvel Universe Live, and the Red White & Boom Music Festival featuring performances by Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, and Chris Young, to name a few. This is the third 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 Rupp Arena in January and since then has increased bookings by 100 percent over last year and has announced several exciting events. Currently, the all-star line-up to close out 2018 includes performances by Chris Stapleton, A Perfect Circle, Paw Patrol Live, Jeff Dunham, Rock & Worship Christmas, Halestorm, Tran Siberian Orchestra, Snoop Dogg, and Alabama.

“2018 has been a fantastic event year for the arena. We have been aggressive in filling the calendar, and are looking forward to a strong finish for this year and look forward to an exciting 2019.” said OVG Facilities’, David Farrar, Director of Booking.

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.

About Oak View Group Facilities:
Oak View Group Facilities, a division of the Oak View Group, which was founded by Irving Azoff, Tim Leiweke, with Madison Square Garden Entertainment and supported by Silverlake. 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.