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Bridgestone Arena Ranks Ninth In U.S. Concert Attendance In Pollstar's 2012 Third Quarter Report

Monday, 10.15.2012 / 5:04 PM CT / News
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Bridgestone Arena Ranks Ninth In U.S. Concert Attendance In Pollstar\'s 2012 Third Quarter Report

-- Strong numbers see second consecutive Top 10 third quarter ranking --

Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena ranks ninth in the United States and 31st in the world for concert attendance, according to international trade publication Pollstar’s Third Quarter Ticket Sales report. This is Bridgestone Arena’s second consecutive year in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s Third Quarter ticket sales rankings.

“The community’s response to this year’s events has been fantastic” Bridgestone Arena VP of Booking David Kells said. “We’ve been fortunate to fill Bridgestone Arena with something for everyone, starting the year with Drake and Jason Aldean and continuing with Winter Jam, Big Time Rush, Eric Church, James Taylor, Barry Manilow and Rod Stewart, with recent shows Jason Mraz and Carrie Underwood. The support of the Nashville music community, our promoter partners, the managers, performers and our entire organization make it possible for us continue this success and bring world-class entertainment to Nashville.”

2012 Bridgestone Arena Third Quarter Highlights:

WWE Raw – Oct. 15
Carrie Underwood – Sept. 23
Kiss/Mötley Crüe – Sept. 4
American Idol – Aug. 6
Barry Manilow – July 28
Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks – July 24
Jason Mraz – July 22
James Taylor – July 12
Def Leppard and Poison – July 3

Upcoming Bridgestone Arena events include Rascal Flatts (Oct. 19), CMA Awards (Nov. 1), The Who (Dec. 2), the Grammy Nominations Concert (Dec. 5) and Aerosmith (Dec. 13), MTSU vs. Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball (Dec. 21) and Western Kentucky vs. Louisville Men’s Basketball (Dec. 22).

Serving as the home for numerous national and international events, Bridgestone Arena has the distinction of being one of the busiest venues in the Unites States over the past decade and a half. Bridgestone Arena was named the sixth-busiest building in the U.S. by Pollstar magazine in 2010 and 2011 and has been a finalist for their Concert Industry Arena of the Year Award in each of the past five years. The NHL’s Nashville Predators have been the primary tenant of Bridgestone Arena since 1998 – just two years after the venue opened its doors for its first concert. The list of acts that call Bridgestone Arena home is lengthy and includes the CMA Awards, the CMT Awards, Keith Urban’s “We’re All For the Hall” benefit concerts, Disney On Ice, SEC Men’s and Women’s basketball and NCAA Men’s Basketball (2000, 2002, 2005 and 2012). The arena will also host the NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2014.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
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13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

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F. Forsberg 55 18 18 -7 36
S. Weber 55 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 55 6 28 3 34
J. Neal 55 20 13 18 33
M. Ekholm 55 6 19 3 25
R. Ellis 54 6 16 2 22
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