Jan 9, 2018

Citizens Business Bank Arena makes Top 200 Arena List

Citizens Business Bank Arena makes Top 200 Arena List

Pollstar Year End Rankings Announced – Arena breaks record in 2017

Monday, January 8, 2018 (Ontario, California) Citizens Business Bank Arena is one of the world’s Top 200 Arenas per the annual Pollstar Year End Rankings recently announced which is based upon the 2017 concert ticket sales. Citizens Business Bank Arena ranks #95 globally, #53 domestically in the annual rankings. Citizens Business Bank Arena also placed #8 domestically for arenas with a capacity of under 15,000 seats. With 204,380 concert tickets sold in 2017, a new all-time high was established for the arena which hosted 20 concerts in 2017, doubling the number of concerts from 2016. In addition, the arena experienced 229 event days with 251 total events, both of which are new records. 

Pollstar is the leading international publication for the concert industry, which publishes quarterly, mid-year and annual rankings of top arenas in ticket sales worldwide.

SMG Worldwide Entertainment and Convention Venue Management took over management of Citizens Business Bank Arena on July 1, 2016. The comparison of the first-year management by SMG Worldwide Entertainment and Convention Venue Management to the prior year under the former management company shows that an additional 61,784 tickets were sold, and the venue climbed 16 spots globally and 5 spots domestically.  

“We are proud to have accomplished this milestone” said President and CEO, Michael Krouse. “We planned a new direction when we took over management of Citizens Business Bank Arena and now, a year later, we are seeing the results”. The number one goal was to improve content, specially to add more concerts to the calendar. Sold out shows in 2017 included Def Leppard, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Paquita La Del Barrio, Winter Jam plus two Trans-Siberian Orchestra concerts.  On sale now for 2018 is Justin Moore, TobyMac, Miranda Lambert, P!NK , Ricardo Arjona, and Alabama with more announcements to come soon.


Citizens Business Bank Arena built and owned by the City of Ontario, operated by SMG, can accommodate over 11,000 guests.  The 225,000-square foot venue features 36 luxury suites located on two levels and a continuous concourse hosting a variety of concession and refreshment stands, merchandise kiosks, the San Manuel VIP Club and other fan amenities. Citizens Business Bank Arena hosts over 125 events annually including concerts, family shows, and sporting competitions. The Arena is home to several sport teams including:  Ontario Reign (American Hockey League), Ontario Fury (Major Arena Soccer League), Aqua Caliente Clippers of Ontario (G League Basketball), and LA Temptation (Legends Football League).

Since opening in 2008, Citizens Business Bank Arena is the biggest and most modern arena within the Inland Empire, an area with over 4.3 million people. It is located in Southern California, in the City of Ontario, on a 37-acre parcel located between Haven Avenue and Milliken Avenue, Fourth Street and the Interstate 10. For more information and future updates please visit: CBBankArena.com

About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 240 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston's NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com