Fiserv Forum among top ticket-selling arenas in midyear survey from Pollstar

Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Pink performs at Fiserv Forum.

Fiserv Forum ranks among the 25 top concert arenas in North America, according to Pollstar's midyear tally of worldwide ticket sales. 

The Bucks' new arena came in at No. 39 internationally and No. 25 among arenas in North America, with 248,216 non-Bucks/Marquette tickets sold from Nov. 22 to May 22. According to the Pollstar survey, published Monday, Fiserv Forum's ticket sales tally in that period totaled more than $17.63 million. 

The only other Wisconsin arena to make Pollstar's midyear ranking was Green Bay's Resch Center. The Resch ranked No. 182 internationally, and No. 126 in North America, with 31,274 tickets sold and a take of nearly $2.4 million. 

"This is further validation of live entertainment and events in Milwaukee on a year-round basis," Fiserv Forum General Manager Raj Saha said in a statement. "We are excited for our upcoming events and look to continuously announce more content." 

Fiserv Forum's numbers were powered by having eight of the 16 top-grossing North American tours during the period, including Pink. The singer's tour was No. 1 during the half-year, grossing $81.8 million. 

Among outdoor stadiums and festival sites, Pollstar listed Miller Park at No. 41 internationally and No. 13 in North America in terms of ticket sales. The home of the Brewers had only one standalone concert in that half-year period: Billy Joel's April 26 show, which according to Pollstar sold 41,237 tickets and grossed nearly $4.2 million. (Joel's tour was the 17th-highest grossing tour during the six-month period.)  

And two Madison venues made Pollstar's midyear list of top ticket-selling clubs: the Majestic Theatre, No. 59 internationally and No. 55 in North America; and the High Noon Saloon, No. 102 and No. 92 respectively. 

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