Memorial Coliseum Named a “Top Stop” and “Prime Site” by Venues Today and Facilities


FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, was recently ranked No. 13 in the world for ticket sales, among similar-sized venues, on the Venues Today “Top Stop” rankings for the June-July 2012 reporting period.

The ranking, released in the August 2012 issue of Venues Today, was based on concert and event grosses from June 16 through July 15, as reported to the industry leading publication.

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) RAW Supershow on June 25 was a major asset in reaching this ranking, bringing in over 8,000 people in just one night. The event pulled in a No. 11 spot on the Venues Today “Hot Tickets” ranking for the same reporting period.

In addition to these rankings, the Memorial Coliseum has been named a “Prime Site” by Facilities Magazine for the twelfth consecutive year.

Facilities Magazine, one of the top publications in the industry, salutes the finest venues in North America with its annual Prime Site Award. Members of the selection committee are industry executives who are directly involved in site selection, including promoters, booking agents and event planners.

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