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Garth Brooks Concert

Garth Brooks (right) is flanked by guitarists Jimmy Mattingly (center) and Johnny Garcia during the opening number of his concert at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Pinnacle Bank Arena finished 85th on Pollstar's 2017 Year-End Top 200 Area Venues list based on ticket sales, and 45th in the United States. 

The SMG-managed arena sold 237,459 tickets between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2017.

PBA's 2017 lineup included Eric Church, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jeff Dunham, Billy Joel, Journey, Chris Brown, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Garth Brooks, who performed five shows.

"Pinnacle Bank Arena continues to put Lincoln on the map as a prime market for live entertainment," general manager Tom Lorenz said in a press release. "Our success relies upon ticket sales and the support of the community."

London's O2 claimed the top spot with 1,443,232 tickets sold. Madison Square Garden in New York City was second with 1,167,544 tickets sold. 

Omaha's CenturyLink Center finished 78th worldwide and 41st in the U.S. with 248,019 sold. 

Pollstar is a weekly trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry.


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Jeff Korbelik is the features editor and covers dining, performing arts, TV and local media. Follow him at @LJSjeffkorbelik.

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