Venue industry publication, Pollstar Magazine, released its 2017 Year-End Worldwide Ticket Sales rankings and AEG Facilities’ managed KFC Yum! Center is ranked 24th in the nation and 50th in the world for ticket sales by venue, having sold more than 386,000 tickets in 2017. The arena broke its records for total tickets sold and total number of concerts hosted in a calendar year, both set in 2014.
AEG Facilities, the KFC Yum! Center’s management group, owns, operates or is affiliated with 26 of the top 100 arenas worldwide, including the No. 1 ranked The O2 in London.
Multiple factors contributed to the success of the arena including the record breaking number of concerts, quality of artists who performed at the venue and fan support. Of the 29 total concerts hosted at the KFC Yum! Center in 2017, 14 sold out and three were ranked in the top 10 tours in the world, including Guns N Roses, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran. The Louisville community visited the venue in record numbers, but more than half of the venue’s ticket sales came from regions outside Louisville, including Lexington, Cincinnati, Evansville and Indianapolis.
The KFC Yum! Center is excited for a strong slate of amazing shows in 2018, including Kid Rock, Luke Bryan, P!nk, Maroon 5, among many others.
*Value includes concerts and family shows only; does not include sporting events, private meetings or trade shows