PPL Center Ranks #3 in Pennsylvania in Pollstar’s 2018 Year-End Rankings for Top 200 Arenas

Michelle Reid on December 20, 2018

Allentown, PA (December 18, 2018)-Pollstar, a leading concert industry trade publication, has ranked Downtown Allentown’s state-of-the-art PPL Center among the world’s top venues in 2018 Year-End Rankings.

Pollstar released its year-end report revealing worldwide rankings for number of tickets sold for venues of all sizes across the globe.  Among the arena venues reported worldwide, PPL Center ranked as Pennsylvania’s third highest arena on Pollstar’s chart for Top 200 Arenas, behind only Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center and PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.  Both Pennsylvania arenas to precede PPL Center on the list can obtain a maximum capacity of nearly double that of the Lehigh Valley’s largest indoor venue.

PPL Center also ranked #60 in the United States and #111 Worldwide.  “This is really a testament to the Lehigh Valley citizens who support the entertainment options that PPL Center brings to our community,” said Gunnar Fox, General Manager, PPL Center.  “Our staff strives to produce a diverse lineup of events and to provide unforgettable experiences to all of our guests.  We’re excited for the incredible talent we’ve been able to welcome to Allentown over the past four years and to continue that trend into 2019 and beyond.”

PPL Center  is a state-of-the-art multipurpose venue in downtown Allentown, PA owned by the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) and managed by Spectra.  It has served as an anchor and catalyst for the revitalization of downtown Allentown.

The arena seats more than 10,000 for concerts and more than 8,500 for Lehigh Valley Phantoms professional hockey games, making it the region’s largest events venue.  The amenities-packed PPL Center will host more than 150 events each year, offering something for everyone, including the Phantoms, the AHL affiliate of the NHL Philadelphia Flyers, live concerts, family shows, trade shows, figure skating events, youth sports, high school and collegiate events, Disney on Ice, conferences, graduations and many more events.