Oct 8, 2015


AMALIE® Arena in Tampa, Florida was recently ranked #19 out of 200 Top Arena Venues in the world by Pollstar. AMALIE Arena is the #9 U.S. venue to make the list. The rankings are based on worldwide ticket sales for concerts, events and family shows in venues seating 15,001 or more for the third quarter of 2015.

  1. The 02 – London,UK
  2. Manchester Arena –Manchester, UK
  3. The SSE Hydro – Glasglow, UK
  4. Arena Ciudad de Mexico – Mexico City, Mexico
  5. Madison Square Garden Arena – New York, NY
  6. Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  7. Ziggo Dome –Amsterdam, Netherlands
  8. Lanxess Arena – Cologne Germany
  9. Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
  10. Forum – Inglewood, CA
  11. Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
  12. Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
  13. American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
  14. Bell Centre – Montreal, Canada
  15. Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
  16. Arena Monterrey- Monterrey, Mexico
  17. Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
  18. Genting Arena –Birmingham, UK
  19. AMALIE Arena– Tampa, FL
  20. SAP Center at San Jose – San Jose, CA

“We were excited to host such a strong run of events while also improving our building with renovations in several areas including our backstage dressing rooms, production offices and a new upper level curtain!   Many notable acts including: Janet Jackson, Cirque Du Soleil “Varekai”, WWE Monday Night Raw, Imagine Dragons, Ariana Grande and Sam Smith became a part of #myAMALIEfamily this summer,” said Elmer Straub, Vice President of Event Booking for AMALIE Arena.  

AMALIE Arena recently hosted a sold-out Ed Sheeran concert (Thursday, September 10) and is welcoming other notable artists this fall/spring including Trans-Siberian Orchestra December 13, chart-topping artist The Weeknd December 17, the popular 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball on December 19, WWE Smackdown on January 26, world famous Harlem Globetrotters on March 2; the beloved Disney on Ice on May 12-15 and more!

Pollstar is the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry. It supplies in-depth information to professional concert promoters, booking agents, artist managers, facility executives and every other entity involved in the live entertainment business for more than 25 years. It produces a weekly print magazine for professionals and publishes that information daily to the web via their paid subscription site at PollstarPro.com.

AMALIE Arena/Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC:

Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC is an entity established by Jeff Vinik in March, 2010 to manage the National Hockey’s League’s Tampa Bay Lightning, the Arena Football League’s Tampa Bay Storm and the leasehold rights to AMALIE Arena, the 19,204-seat downtown Tampa home in which the teams play their games. The venue opened in 1996 and was named the Ice Palace at the time, but it became AMALIE Arena in September, 2014 when the family-owned, Tampa Bay-based AMALIE Oil Company elected to partner with Vinik and Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment. Since Vinik’s purchase in 2010, he has led a complete brand and business transformation of the Lightning, the Storm and the arena which was anchored by a mostly private $60+ million dollar renovation of the publicly owned facility.