POLLSTAR, BILLBOARD NAME FTX ARENA #1 IN FLORIDA
Award-Winning Facility Maintains Hold in the State for Seventh Straight Year
FTX Arena, home of the three-time NBA Champion Miami HEAT, has maintained its position as the #1 arena in Florida for the seventh consecutive year—and the 10th time during the past 11 years—according to both Pollstar and Billboard’s 2021 year-end rankings of the world’s top arenas. The Arena ranks 10th in the United States and 10th in the world for Billboard and 13th in the United States and 15th worldwide for Pollstar.
FTX Arena earned its top ranking by selling out some of the hottest acts after a long pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re so proud of and humbled by the trust and support of every single guest who visits FTX Arena and contributes to our ongoing success, especially after a tough couple of years amid a global pandemic,” said Jarred Diamond, Executive Vice President and General Manager of FTX Arena. “We are dedicated to maintaining our status as the top sports and entertainment facility in the state and bringing in top talent and entertainment for our guests.”
This year, FTX Arena has featured an ecclectic lineup of musical acts including J. Cole, Marc Anthony, Maluma, Karol G, Kane Brown, Grupo Firme among many others. Recently, the Arena has announced a star-studded lineup for 2022 including Dua Lipa, TOOL, Tyler, The Creator, Bad Bunny, New Edition, Justin Bieber, Elton John, J. Balvin, Swedish House Mafia, The Killers, Shawn Mendes and many more.
Pollstar is an entertainment publication for professionals in the concert industry and is the only publication that covers the business worldwide. Pollstar collects box office reports from almost all of the world’s top-level artists, promoters and venues. Pollstar’s rankings include all figures for tickets sold worldwide as reported to Pollstar on a quarterly basis.
Billboard is the world's most influential music media brand with an unmatched authority among artists, fans and the industry. Billboard powers the ultimate global music destination and magazine, featuring unrivaled reporting on music news, issues and trends, the industry’s definitive charts, encompassing the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres.
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ABOUT FTX ARENA
Located in the center of booming downtown Miami and the Entertainment District, FTX Arena hosts 80+ non-basketball events each year including A-list concerts, family shows, sporting events, national conferences and more. Built with state-of-the-art sound and lighting and HD and electronic media signage inside and out, the impressive 19,600-seat FTX Arena is ranked the #1 venue in Florida and #1 for Latin entertainment. The Arena has led the renaissance of downtown Miami over the past two decades, helping to transform the area into a thriving arts and entertainment district. The facility has hosted more than 800 events including diverse musical superstars such as Marc Anthony, Celine Dion, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, The Killers, Bad Bunny, Travis Scott, Drake, Andrea Bocelli and Paul McCartney, just to name a few. The facility ushers in its 22nd year having entered into a ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind NBA naming rights deal with FTX.us, a young and exciting crypto currency exchange, where customers can trade Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies safely and securely. FTX Arena leads the industry in sustainability achieving its second LEED Recertification.