UNCASVILLE, CT – For the first time ever, the Mohegan Sun Arena has won the prestigious honor of No. 1 indoor arena in the world for its size (capacity 5,001-10,000 seats) based on ticket sales. National industry trade publications, Poll star and Now, announced the rankings in their special end-of-year 2021 issues, which report the best-selling tours and top sites around the world. Additionally, the Mohegan Sun Arena finished the year as the 10th largest venue in the United States and 11th in the world, regardless of size.
Poll star also released its top 100 year-end tours for ticket sales worldwide. In 2021, Mohegan Sun Arena hosted two top five tours (No. 1 Harry Styles, No. 4 Dave Matthews Band) and three additional top 30 tours (No. 23 Dan + Shay, No. 27 Machine Gun Kelly, n Â° 30 SÃ©bastien Maniscalco). International superstar Harry Styles made his solo debut at the Mohegan Sun Arena for two sold-out shows in October as part of Mohegan Sun’s 25th anniversary celebration.
âThis is a major team victory for Mohegan Sun and all of the team members who are working so hard to secure the No.1 ranking and will live as a milestone for many years to come,â said Tom Cantone. , president of sports and entertainment at Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. âThe Mohegan Sun Arena has consistently ranked among the best venues in the world over the past decade, and it is an honor to lead and be part of such a hard-working team that we have called ‘The Decade of ‘excellence’.
Mohegan Sun Arena remained open during the pandemic with a historic Viacom residence broadcasting live, on national television, Showtime sports programming that won the CelebrityAccess Innovator of the Year award. At one time, it was one of the only places open in the United States. It later reopened to live fans over the summer for limited capacity events like the Connecticut Sun games, private concerts, and a Bellator event. The Mohegan Sun Arena gave its first live public concert on July 18 with Air Supply and its first full capacity concert on July 29 with Lady A.
Since reopening, Mohegan Sun Arena has hosted over 50 concerts and 37 sporting events, including award-winning artists like Toby Keith, Harry Styles, Blake Shelton, The Doobie Brothers, The Monkees Farewell Tour, Machine Gun Kelly and Trans-Siberian Orchestra . The arena has also hosted WNBA playoff games, comedians like Sebastian Maniscalco and Tom Segura, college basketball tournaments and Miss America’s 100th anniversary.
The 2022 calendar already features major artists performing at Mohegan Sun Arena including Earth, Wind & Fire, Tame Impala, Lorde, Justin Bieber, New Kids on the Block with En Vogue, Rick Astley and Salt-N -Pepa, Shawn Mendes, Rod Stewart and Keith Urban. More information on ticket prices and additional shows can be found at Mohegan Sun.