Abbotsford Centre’s ranking climbs

The Abbotsford Centre, a venue operated by Global Spectrum, climbed the international rankings

The Abbotsford Centre.

The Abbotsford Centre.

The Abbotsford Centre, a venue operated by Global Spectrum, climbed the international rankings, claiming 164th in Pollstar Magazine’s 2014 year-end Top 200 arena venues worldwide ticket sales report.

The Abbotsford Centre ranked second in B.C. and 13th in Canada. The 2014 results were the highest ranking for the Abbotsford Centre by Pollstar since the venue opened in 2009. The rankings are based on ticket sales to 2014 concerts and family shows, and do not include ticket sales to sporting events.

The Abbotsford Centre was also recently named first in Western Canada and second in the Pacific Northwest for venues between 5,001 to 10,000 capacity by Venues Today, another leading live entertainment business magazine.

In 2014 the building hosted sold-out shows, including Florida Georgia Line, Hedley, John Fogerty, and TobyMac, who holds the venue attendance record. World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) also made an appearance and country superstars Alan Jackson and Brad Paisley played to capacity crowds at the venue.