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(Tulsa, Okla.) December 14, 2018 – BOK Center continues to break records and rank as one of the world’s busiest concert destinations. Pollstar announced today their 2018 Year-End Top 200 Arena Venues based on ticket sales and BOK Center finished #23 in the United States and #47 in the world.  BOK Center was also the highest ranked arena in North America managed by SMG, the Philadelphia-based venue operator that manages over 230 facilities, nearly 70 arenas, and over 1.75 million seats worldwide.

The #23 ranking in the United States puts BOK Center right behind United Center (Chicago, IL) who ranked #20 and right in front of T-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas, NV) who ranked #25. The Tulsa venue sold more concert tickets than arenas in several larger markets including Pittsburgh, Denver, New Orleans and Atlanta.

“We are so thankful for the concert promoters and agents who continue to believe in the Tulsa market and we are so fortunate to be in a city that has embraced the venue,” said BOK Center General Manager Jeff Nickler.  “This honor doesn’t only belong to SMG, but also to our regional ticket buyers, sponsors and corporate partners that have supported this venue from day one.”

2018 was highlighted by the venue’s 10th anniversary “Ten For Ten” Concert Series with shows that included: Blake Shelton, P!NK, George Strait (2 shows), U2, Eagles, Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Bruno Mars (2 shows), Imagine Dragons and Metallica.

Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) topped the overall ticket sales rankings. The rankings are determined by tickets sold worldwide for concerts from November 23, 2017 to November 21, 2018. Pollstar totals do not include tenant sport team ticket counts, some family shows, or SMG-produced special events.

Pollstar is a weekly trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry.