Caesars Windsor still among top 25 world theatre venues (con't)

The Colosseum even surpassed Detroit’s famed Fox Theatre, which ranked #43 of 200 in the world with attendance of 149,831.

“We have ranked in the Top 25 theatre venues in Canada by Pollstar since 2011,” Caesars spokeswoman Jhoan Baluyot said.

“Depending on the show, our theatre draw comes from Southwest Ontario, Michigan, Ohio.”

The venue has attracted some of the biggest acts in the world including Celine Dion, Ringo Starr, Jay Leno and recently sold out a concert by Aretha Franklin.

Upcoming shows include Santana, Foreigner and Pat Benatar.

It seats 5000 for concerts with its versatile retractable seating system.

Meanwhile, despite the fact Detroit arguably is one of the world capitals of rock and of music generally, it placed far down the list when it came to arena concert ticket sales, with Joe Louis Arena at #129 with only 89,200 patrons.

Even places like Budweiser Gardens in London attracted more people – 147,620, placing #97.

Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Van Andel Arena drew more audience than Joe Louis – 176,296, ranking #88 worldwide.

Two Canadian arenas were among the top 25.

Toronto’s Air Canada Centre came 9th with 643,845 patrons.

Montreal’s Bell Centre drew 554,161 and ranked 18th.

Toronto area Casino Rama drew 172,617 making it the 89th busiest arena in the world.

The top drawing arena worldwide was London’s The O2 with 1.8 million paying customers, followed in the number two spot by Manchester Arena, also in the U.K. 

Detroit improved its image when it came to amphitheater attendance.

It’s long been considered one of the top outdoor venues and 2015 figures didn’t disappoint, placing Clarkston’s DTE Energy Music Theatre at #3 worldwide drawing 458,671.

Meadow Brook Music Festival in suburban Rochester ranked 51 with 88,583 paying customers, and Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Hts. came 97 with 24,555.

The only Canadian amphitheater to score in the top 100 was Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, #23 at 225,819.

Meanwhile, Detroit’s Ford Field placed 17 among the top 100 stadium sites, drawing 186,759.

As for the top grossing 200 clubs in the world, Detroit’s Sound Board at Motor City Casino Hotel, selling 48,022 tickets, came far back at #90.

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