Fans are seen leaving the BOK Center following the NCAA Tournament 3rd game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Illinois Fighting Illini March 20, 2011 in Tulsa.
Photographer: Blake Cates
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TULSA -- Tulsa's BOK Center was recently ranked among the top arenas in the country.
The SMG-managed arena finished the third quarter of 2012 ranked 13 in the United States and 36 in the world in Pollstar Magazine’s Top 200 Arena Venues. The rankings are based on worldwide tickets sales through the end of the third quarter 2012.
“We are very proud of the continued success of the BOK Center. The community continues to support the great events we bring to the Tulsa,” said John Bolton, SMG General Manager of the BOK Center. “To repeatedly finish as high as we have shows that Tulsa is a unique community with a great appreciation for live entertainment.”
With 220,875 tickets sold, the BOK Center finished higher than other area venues, including the American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas), the Toyota Center (Houston, Texas) and Verizon Arena (North Little Rock, Ark.).
Third quarter events at the venue included Big Time Rush, James Taylor, The Wiggles, Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks, Professional Bull Riders, Brad Paisley, KISS and Motley Crue and Hillsong Live.
Upcoming events through the end of the year include Journey, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oklahoma City Thunder v. Phoenix Suns, Bob Dylan, Carrie Underwood, Winterfest, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Eric Church, Cirque du Soleil and Batman Live.
To see a full event listing or to purchase tickets to any BOK Center event, visit the website at www.bokcenter.com .
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