We've got a bunch of great concert venues here in the Capital Region, and one is being recognized among the worlds best!

Yes, thar's right. Not just New York, not the United States, but worldwide! According to a Times Union story the Times Union Center has landed among Pollstar's rankings of the best concert venues in the WORLD.

Pollstar's rankings are based on ticket sales from November - May, and the TU landed at #52 on the list by selling 190,769 in that time period! Those ticket sales accounted for over $13 Million in revenue - wowza! An arena in Germany topped the list with almost 700,000 tickets sold and the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City lands at #2 with 667,594 tickets sold. While they do not clarify it in the Pollstar story, one would assume these are sales just for concerts, since it is Pollstar.

It has been a pretty impressive year at the TU so far, with more big Country shows than we have had in year's past (Blake Shelton and Kenny Chesney already played the arena this year) not to mention big shows from other genres like Elton John and Ariana Grande. And the big year will just continue into the fall as we get ready for Thomas Rhett September 21st! Let's hope the TU has great show years like this every year moving forward!