Pensacola Bay Center, managed by SMG, has consistently ranked in the top ten for ticket sales for buildings with capacities between 5,001 – 10,000. Last year, the venue ranked #5 in Florida (Venues Today, international trade magazine), but has climbed to #2 for concert and event grosses from March 31, 2012 to April 1, 2013.
"Locally, we can feel things changing for the venue. Nationally, the people that bring us shows are taking notice of us, again. As we have said before, we are constantly competing with many facilities, new and old. Changing the name of the venue and rebranding is accomplishing what we set out to do. We have changed the conversation and have started to take some of the attention back" stated Cyndee Pennington, General Manager.
Below is a list in order of rankings:
1.Germain Arena, Estero
2.Pensacola Bay Center
3.BankUnited Center, Coral Gables
4.UCF Arena, Orlando
5.Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers