DESPITE ATLANTIC CITY'S WOES, BOARDWALK HALL RANKS HIGH

Even as Atlantic City's casinos struggled, Boardwalk Hall remained one of the top venues in the nation, according to rankings in the industry publications Pollstar and Venues Today, the hall's operators announced Monday.Venues Today ranked the hall as the no. 2 busiest venue in the country for all arenas its size for the year ending Oct. 15, ...

Even as Atlantic City's casinos struggled, Boardwalk Hall remained one of the top venues in the nation, according to rankings in the industry publications Pollstar and Venues Today, the hall's operators announced Monday.

Venues Today ranked the hall as the no. 2 busiest venue in the country for all arenas its size for the year ending Oct. 15, according to a release issued by Global Spectrum, which took over operations at the hall last year.

The publication also ranked the 14,000-capacity hall overall as the fifty-sixth busiest venue in North America.

In the Pollstar rankings, the hall was listed as the No. 41 venue in the United States and No. 86 worldwide.

In its announcement, hall operators Global Spectrum said it has increased the number of ticketed events at the hall by 26 percent during 2014 and sold more than 250,000 tickets during the year.

Global Spectrum says it has seven concerts already announced for the first three months of this year, which it says is more than the first quarter of any year since the arena was renovated in 2001.

This is not the first time Boardwalk Hall has been recognized for its success. In 2010, the hall was the top-grossing mid-sized arena in North America, according to Billboard Magazine.

Source: www.global-spectrum.com