Sportpaleis comes second in Billboard audience figures
The Belgian venue continues to draw huge crowds.
After Madison Square Garden in New York City, the Antwerp Sportpaleis draws the most visitors of any events hall in the world. With 1,239,436 visitors in the period November 2007 to November 2008, the Antwerp Sportpaleis came in second in the classification of the American music magazine Billboard.
Only Madison Square Garden in New York City had more visitors with 1,338,564 spectators during the same period.
As for gross box-office takings, the Sportpaleis came in fifth.
According to the Sportpaleis the hall scores so well due to the combination of programming international top stars (Kylie Minogue, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner) and local artists (such as Clouseau and Natalia). The local artists accounts for 2/3 of the total number of visitors.
Another plus point for Antwerp is the price of the tickets. Compared to many halls with a comparable capacity, the tickets for the Sportpaleis are very affordable.