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MetLife Stadium Ranked #1 Grossing Stadium in World; Named “Top Stop of the Decade”

January 8th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
By Dan Benton

MetLife Stadium, home to both the New York Giants and New York Jets, was recently ranked the No. 1 grossing stadium in the world by Billboard magazine. Venues Today also placed MetLife Stadium near the top of the list, ranking it as the No. 2 grossing stadium in the world. However, despite the second place ranking, the same publication named it the "top stop of the decade."

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“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.”

In addition to the honors received from Billboard Magazine and Venues Today, Pollstar magazine ranked MetLife the No. 1 grossing stadium in the United States and the No. 3 grossing stadium in the world.

Billboard's rankings were based on total ticket sales (sans Giants and Jets tickets) between reported between November 9, 2011 and November 13, 2012. Over that time, the stadium grossed $46,189,454, with total attendance of 621,850 and total capacity of 697,936 for 17 shows.

Venues Today's rankings were based on concert and event grosses (sans Giants and Jets tickets) between October 16, 2011 and October 15, 2012. Over that time, the stadium reported total gross ticket sales of $46,051,104 and total attendance of 616,316 for 16 shows. The "top stop of the decade" ranking included Giants and Jets games, as well as games played at the old Giants Stadium, and boasted $240,069,968 in total gross and 3,780,181 in attendance for the past decade.

Some notable upcoming events include WrestleMania29, Bon Jovi – Because We Can Tour and, of course, Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.

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Tags: Football, MetLife Stadium, New York, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFL

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