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Philips Arena ranked third busiest in the nation

medgalPic2Philips Arena is the third busiest arena in the nation, according to concert trade magazine Pollstar.

The 21,000 (concert) capacity venue moves up a notch from 2010 and trails the Staples Center in Los Angeles and Madison Square Garden in New York.  The Verizon Center in D.C. and American Airlines Arena in Dallas round out the top five.

Philips also ranks 12th worldwide and was nominated by industry peers for Pollstar’s Major Arena of the Year.

Rankings are based on shows held from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2011, which for Philips included a dozen sold out shows — Taylor Swift and Jay-Z/Kanye West among them.

This year, Philips is already set to host major tours from Radiohead (March 1); Bruce Springsteen (March 18); Van Halen (April 19); Coldplay (July 2) and Madonna (Nov. 17).

21 comments Add your comment

ABC

February 14th, 2012
4:03 pm

After the debacle that was the Thrashers leaving town, I will never set foot in Philips Arena until Atlanta Spirit gets out of Dodge.

XYZ

February 14th, 2012
4:11 pm

Well, if this report is true, then it looks like they don’t need your business, they’re doing just fine.

coachx

February 14th, 2012
4:20 pm

This has nothing to do with hockey………its for concerts only.

timthebrave

February 14th, 2012
4:26 pm

Won’t be going to Phillips unless the spirit get out of town

country

February 14th, 2012
4:27 pm

CoreyinATL

February 14th, 2012
4:29 pm

What a bunch of f’ing whiny bit**es! Pi** off!

Thats right folks

February 14th, 2012
4:33 pm

My band is playing in our rehearsal space in Cobb twice a week. Doesn’t get busier then that music wise for us. Now if we could get signed and play the Phillips would it be in the top slot nationally cause we could sell out all year.

ASGblows

February 14th, 2012
4:33 pm

I also won’t be setting foot in that wretched place.

Brett

February 14th, 2012
4:34 pm

lol they are so cheap they wont even fix bulbs in the damn scoreboards

Frank Furter

February 14th, 2012
4:41 pm

Thrashers Season Ticket Holder & LOYAL Fan

February 14th, 2012
4:55 pm

Philips Arena will never see another dime of my money as long as Michael Gearon, JR, Bruce Levenson, Rutherford Seydel and the rest of those Atlanta Spirit Group criminals are affiliated with that facility in ANY capacity.

Thrashers Season Ticket Holder & LOYAL Fan

February 14th, 2012
4:58 pm

Going to Philips Arena now means giving your money to crooks & pathological liars to help make them RICHER while being neglectful of what is truly important in life.

Spend that money on family, friends & loved ones instead instead of helping the Atlanta Spirit Group profit.
One day, you will be glad you did.

Thrashers Season Ticket Holder & LOYAL Fan

February 14th, 2012
5:01 pm

Atlanta Spirit Group can burn with Lucifer for All Eternity.

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Yes, Really.

OZZFEST

February 14th, 2012
5:08 pm

DEMOGRAPHICS : I LIVE INSIDE THE PERIMETER AND HAVE HOUSEHOLD INCOME OF $120,000. I RARELY EVER GO TO PHILIPS ARENA OR THE TED…THE $20 PARKING AND THE $10 BEER ARE A MAJOR RIP-OFF.

…AND SERIOUSLY, WHO IS GOING TO PAY TO SEE THE HAWKS….THERE IS NO WAY!!!!!!!!!

Screw ASG

February 14th, 2012
8:05 pm

Atlanta Spirit Group needs to be run out of town. How those jerks are not in jail is a mystery to me.

robbie dee

February 15th, 2012
8:41 am

that Radiohead show is on 03/01, FYI. also, count me in as never stepping foot in Philips as long as ASG have any bit of ownership of that place.

Melissa Ruggieri

February 15th, 2012
1:09 pm

Thanks, Robbie – it’s been fixed.

Wendy Rose

February 15th, 2012
2:42 pm

Three upset thrasher fans in a city of six million people. Now we know why the team left town. Philips is a great venue that attracts the very best concert acts to Atlanta. Keep ‘em coming.

beebee

February 21st, 2012
4:50 pm

bartdunwoody

February 21st, 2012
5:00 pm

Hockey left town because of the ASG not the fans. It does not matter if they need our money or not it makes us feel better not to support these incompetent fools by staying out of Philips.

Sam

February 21st, 2012
5:27 pm

Atlanta should never again accept a franchise with out of town ownership.