SUNRISE, Fla. – Trade Publication PollStar announced today that the BankAtlantic Center ranked No. 7 in the United States and No. 15 in the world in the publication’s first quarter arena venue rankings. The ‘Center of it All’ continues to establish itself as an elite venue worldwide, breaking the national top 10 for the second time in the last four rankings, including a company-best No. 3 U.S. ranking following the second quarter of 2009, and a Building of the Year nomination following 2008.
The BankAtlantic Center had an incredible first three months of entertainment in 2010 including huge shows from some of the biggest names in entertainment such as Michael Buble, Eric Clapton, Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Dane Cook, Jay-Z, Jimmy Buffett, and more. In addition, the first quarter was highlighted by a record-breaking March at the BankAtlantic Center that included an incredible streak of 18 events in 18 days.”
“The elite recognition just keeps coming for the BankAtlantic Center,” Sunrise Sports & Entertainment president & COO Michael Yormark said. “These latest Pollstar rankings, coupled with our exciting and diverse event schedule, are further proof that the BankAtlantic Center continues to be the premier South Florida destination for entertainers and fans alike and an internationally recognized magnet for world class talent. Moving forward we will continue to maintain an aggressive programming strategy with a number of big shows on tap for the rest of 2010.”
The BankAtlantic Center ranked ahead of such renowned venues as the American Airlines Center in Dallas, the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the TD Garden in Boston, and more.
“We appreciate the continued support from all the promoters, agents and entertainers who played an important role in helping us achieve this latest ranking,” Yormark added. “We look forward to welcoming them back for future concerts at our venue.”
Upcoming shows at the BankAtlantic Center include Bon Jovi, Justin Bieber, Jeff Dunham, James Taylor & Carole King, and the recently announced Roger Waters.
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Home to more than 200 events annually and the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year.