Atlanta’s Philips Arena has been ranked the fourth busiest arena in the U.S., according to industry trade magazine Pollstar.
The rankings, based on 2010 total year-end concert and event ticket sales, placed the 21,000 (concert) capacity arena behind Madison Square Garden, Staples Center in Los Angeles and Dallas’ American Airlines Arena. The venue also ranked No. 12 worldwide.
Philips, which also placed fourth on the list in 2009, scored ticket sales of more than 508,000 thanks in part to sold-out shows by Usher, Roger Waters, Justin Bieber and Zac Brown Band.
Its 2011 itinerary includes Rod Stewart/Stevie Nicks, Taylor Swift and a just-announced spring Bon Jovi show.