Tulsa's BOK Center Moves Up In National, Worldwide Ranking

Monday, October 11th 2010, 3:42 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma – The BOK Center in downtown Tulsa raised its national and worldwide ranking for ticket sales January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010, according to Pollstar magazine.

Nationally, the BOK Center is now ranked number 5 in ticket sales.  The arena jumped to number 15 worldwide.

It had been ranked 9th in the U.S. and 24th in the world earlier this year.

"It's amazing that the BOK Center has moved into its third year of business with such continued success," said John Bolton, BOK General Manager. "The Tulsa community and outlying region have supported all types of entertainment at the BOK Center, which is the reason we have achieved this national recognition."

Several acts have headlined the BOK Center this year including, George Strait, Eric Clapton, the Black Eyed Peas, Michael Buble, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

According to Pollstar, the top five nationwide arenas (with ticket sales) are:

1. Madison Square Garden Arena – New York, NY – 812,421

2. Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO – 392,851

3. Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA – 379,089

4. Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA – 369,394

5. BOK Center – Tulsa, OK – 320,048