Abbotsford – –The Abbotsford Centre, a Spectra managed venue, climbed the international rankings claiming 137th in Pollstar Magazine’s 2018 year-end Top 200 Arena Venues Worldwide tickets sales report. The 2018 results were the highest ranking for the Abbotsford Centre by Pollstar since the venue opened in 2009. The Abbotsford Centre was also recently named first in the Pacific Northwest for venues between 5,001 to 10,000 capacity by Venues Now, another leading live entertainment business magazine.
“It was a huge year for the venue and for Abbotsford thanks to the number and diversity of events that came to our venue,” stated Andrew Nash, Abbotsford Centre General Manager. “We continue to welcome new and returning guests into the building for touring concerts, sporting events, and special community gatherings each year.”
The 2018 year-end totals for the Abbotsford Centre are credited to a number of sold-out concerts by Brothers Osborne, Old Dominion, Santana, Steve Miller Band & Peter Frampton, Thank You Canada, John Mellencamp, Cirque du Soleil Crystal, and Joe Rogan. The Joe Rogan event also established a new venue record for most tickets sold for a single event while Cirque du Soleil Crystal set a new venue record for a multi show event.
In 2019, the Abbotsford Centre celebrates its tenth anniversary, and Spectra Venue Management is poised for another strong year. To date, a number of concerts and events have been scheduled to play at the Abbotsford Centre, including: Paul Brandt, STOMP, Cheerfest, PJ Masks, Pink Floyd Experience, Canuck Place Gala, Little Big Town, Mamba Fight Night, Chris Tomlin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kinky Boots, Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Arenacross, Breaking Benjamin, Theresa Caputo, Jim Gaffigan, Demolition Derby, Dan& Shay, Godsmack & Volbeat, Rock of Ages, Judas Priest, Watchtower Convention, Weird Al, Casting Crowns, and the inaugural season of the Fraser Valley Bandits.