SUNRISE, Fla. – Trade Publication PollStar announced today that the BankAtlantic Center ranked No. 8 in the United States and No. 21 in the world in the publication’s second quarter arena venue rankings. The BankAtlantic Center continues to establish itself as the hottest building in South Florida and an elite venue worldwide, breaking the national top 10 for the third time in the last five rankings, including an arena-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 six months of entertainment in 2010 including huge shows from some of the biggest names in entertainment such as Bon Jovi, Michael Buble, Eric Clapton, Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Dane Cook, Jay-Z, Jimmy Buffett, Carole King & James Taylor and more. The BankAtlantic Center has even more huge shows on the horizon including Roger Waters, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Justin Bieber and Aerosmith.
“The elite recognition just keeps coming, as the world-renowned entertainment at the BankAtlantic Center continues to heat up,” 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 TD Garden in Boston, the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., the Toyota Center in Houston, the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, the Pepsi Center in Denver, and more.
“We appreciate the continued support from all the promoters, agents, managers, entertainers and fans who played an important role in helping us achieve this latest ranking,” added SSE vice president of event programming Matt Bell. “We look forward to welcoming them back for future concerts at our venue.”
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.