Colonial Life Arena ranked as 4th highest grossing venue
Colonial Life Arena ranked fourth in the nation’s highest grossing university arenas for 2016, according to Venues Today, a nationally distributed magazine focusing on the sports and entertainment industry. The charts, which cover the period of December 1, 2015, through November 30, 2016, were published in the February 2017 issue. This honor is based upon concert and event grosses for arenas with a capacity of 15,000 and more as Colonial Life Arena attracted 208,107 patrons for 46 shows, grossing $7,706,754.
“It’s a great honor to be ranked so high nationally once again and continue the tradition of excellence established at Colonial Life Arena,” said Sid Kenyon, General Manager of the Colonial Life Arena. “This success is definitely a collaborative effort between our industry, the University of South Carolina and the Columbia community.”
Colonial Life Arena, the premier entertainment and sports facility for the Midlands, has welcomed an array of distinguished acts including Paul McCartney, Bruno Mars, Darius Rucker, Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Pearl Jam and Taylor Swift over the years. The venue is also the home of South Carolina Gamecock Basketball and hosts comedy shows, trade shows, and family shows such as the Harlem Globetrotters and Disney on Ice.