Jan 14, 2015

KFC Yum! Center Advances to 21st in the Nation for Ticket Sales

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Louisville, KY (January 14, 2015) – Well-respected concert and venues industry publication Pollstar Magazine released its annual Top 200 year-end rankings this week and AEG Facilities’ KFC Yum! Center has moved up in both the national and global rankings for ticket sales by venue. The state-of-the-art venue advanced from its year-end 2013 positions of 25th in the nation and 53rd in the world to 21st in the nation and 47th in the world for year-end 2014, having sold nearly 350,000 tickets. AEG Facilities, the KFC Yum! Center’s management group, owns, operates or is affiliated with 23 of the top 100 arenas worldwide, including the top two (the No. 1 ranked The O2 in London and the No. 2 ranked SSE Hydro in Glasgow). Forty-four percent of all ticket sales from the top 20 arenas were from AEG Facilities-affiliated venues.  

Dennis Petrullo, General Manager of the KFC Yum! Center, said he is thrilled that more and more people are coming downtown to see the world-class acts that AEG Facilities brings to the city. “In 2014, we hosted 30 concerts and more than 70 family shows and sporting events. The KFC Yum! Center has helped Louisville become an even more popular tourist destination attracting 35 percent of its attendees from outside the Louisville area. We could not have made these strides without the continued support from our dedicated promoters, Live Nation and AEG Live. We’re so grateful that the community embraces our successes and continues to demonstrate its commitment to great entertainment and we look forward to an even better year in 2015.”

The KFC Yum! Center has already booked a plethora of diverse artists for 2015, including Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Fleetwood Mac, Nickelback and others that are yet to be announced.