Van Andel Arena® Closes 2019 as Billboard’s #2 North American Venue
Grand Rapids Venue is #7 Worldwide on 2019 Year-End Boxscore Chart
Grand Rapids — Van Andel Arena is starting 2020 on a high note. Billboard recently released its year-end Boxscore Charts for 2019, and the ASM Global-managed arena is shown among the highest-grossing venues worldwide.
Billboard lists Van Andel Arena as the #2 venue in North America (#7 worldwide) for all venues with a capacity range of 10,001-15,000. (See Page 2 for the Top 10 Boxscore Chart.)
Billboard used total reported gross ticket sales for engagements that played between Nov 1, 2018 and Oct. 31, 2019. Over that span, Van Andel Arena hosted a number of Billboard’s Top 40 Tours’s Top 40 Tours of the year, including Metallica, KISS, Cher, Shawn Mendes, Jonas Brothers, Justin Timberlake, Eric Church, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, New Kids On The Block, and Twenty One Pilots. The arena featured 69 events in 2019, grossing over $37 million according to the Boxscore Chart.
“2019 was another great year for us at Van Andel Arena, and we are grateful that we can continue building our reputation as one of the top arenas in the world,” said ASM Regional General Manager Richard MacKeigan. “The immense support from the community here and the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority as well as promotors worldwide and ASM Global corporate is a powerful springboard for us to keep attracting top shows and appearing on these lists.”
The arena welcomes more top tours on Billboard’s year-end list in 2020 as well. Post Malone makes his debut Van Andel Arena appearance on Feb. 12, Michael Bublé stops by on Mar. 31, and Elton John takes the stage Apr. 23. truTV’s Impractical Jokers “Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour” starring The Tenderloins will be the arena’s first event of the year on Jan. 9 followed by Winter Jam on Jan. 19, Harlem Globetrotters on Jan. 26, Korn & Breaking Benjamin on Jan. 30, PBR: Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour on Feb. 1, The Lumineers on Feb. 11, Luke Combs on Feb. 15, and Disney On Ice presents Celebrate Memories Feb. 27 through Mar. 1. Visit VanAndelArena.com for a full list of upcoming events.
Among the venues making the Top 10, ASM Global manages seven of them. In addition to Van Andel Arena, SSE Hydrow in Glasgow, Scotland (#1), Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany (#2), Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany (#5), SSE Arena Wembley in London, England (#6), Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia (#8), and RAC Arena in Perth, Australia (#9) also appeared among the highest-grossing venues.
About ASM Global
Van Andel Arena is managed by ASM Global. ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences.
ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem-solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners, and operations, and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.