MetLife Stadium Ranked No. 1 Grossing Stadium in the World
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – January 7, 2012 – MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Jets and New York Football Giants, recently topped the annual venue ratings released by three prominent industry sources, Billboard, Venues Today and Pollstar magazines.
MetLife Stadium received the No. 1 ranking as Billboard magazine’s 2012 top grossing stadium in the world. Venues Today ranked MetLife Stadium No. 2. In addition, Venues Today ranked MetLife Stadium, in conjunction with its predecessor Giants Stadium, the No. 1 “Top Stop of the Decade.”
Pollstar magazine, which specializes in the worldwide concert industry, ranked MetLife Stadium as the No. 1 grossing stadium in the United States and the No. 3 grossing stadium in the world. MetLife Stadium also played host to the top grossing concert of 2012, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.
On Billboard’s list of “Top 10 Stadiums,” ranked by gross ticket sales (not including Giants or Jets games/events) reported between November 9, 2011 and November 13, 2012, MetLife Stadium listed a total gross of $46,189,454, with total attendance of 621,850 and total capacity of 697,936 for 17 shows, five of which were sellouts. By topping the Billboard round-up that factored in sales from concerts, international soccer, high school and college sporting events, MetLife Stadium bested nine additional venues, seven of which were international.
On Venue Today’s list of “Top Stops,” based on concert and event grosses (not including Jets and Giants games/events) from October 16, 2011 through October 15, 2012, MetLife Stadium reported total gross ticket sales of $46,051,104 and total attendance of 616,316 for 16 shows, besting a list of 20 national and international facilities.
For Venue Today’s list of the “Top Stops of the Decade,” venues were ranked based on total gross and attendance. MetLife Stadium in conjunction with Giants Stadium boasted $240,069,968 in total gross and 3,780,181 in attendance for the past decade. Since MetLife Stadium’s inception in 2010, it has reported $86,334,865 in concert grosses
Highlights from the past year include a three-show stand by area native Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in September, the Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw “Brothers of the Sun” tour, which holds the record for the largest ticketed country event in New York and New Jersey with 56,285 attendees and Argentina vs. Brazil international friendly soccer match, the largest soccer crowd in New Jersey history with 81,994 in attendance.
“From professional football and international soccer to award-winning musical performances, MetLife Stadium can play host to it all,” said Brad Mayne, President and CEO of MetLife Stadium. “Our talented and experienced staff can be credited for making this recognition by well-known, industry publications a reality. We look forward to expanding our events roster in 2013 and continuing to host world-class, fan friendly experiences at the stadium.”
Past events also include: Mexico vs. Wales international soccer match; Electric Daisy Carnival; Monster Jam Path of Destruction; Hot97 Summer Jam; Syracuse vs. USC college football game; Drum Corps International; and Konica Minolta “Big City Classic” Lacrosse Tournament.
Upcoming events for 2013 include: WrestleMania29 on April 7; Konica Minolta “Big City Classic” Lacrosse Tournament on April 27; Bon Jovi – Because We Can Tour on July 24 and 25; Kenny Chesney No Shoes Nation Tour featuring Special Guests Eric Church, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves on August 10; and Penn State vs. Syracuse college football match on August 31.
ABOUT METLIFE STADIUM
MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Jets and New York Football Giants, sets the standard for venue excellence with state-of-the-art technology, comfort and amenities. The only active venue to serve as the home stadium for two NFL teams, MetLife Stadium hosts 20 NFL games per season, more than any other Stadium.
With a full, game-day seating capacity of 82,500, MetLife Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in the National Football League. It boasts numerous dining options and a rail line that drops guests directly at the front door. During its inaugural year in 2010, MetLife Stadium was selected to host Super Bowl XLVIII, and in 2014 the venue will become history’s first open-air venue in a cold-weather region to hold football’s biggest game.
For more information, visit www.metlifestadium.com
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