The Sprint Center slipped from the sixth-busiest arena for live entertainment in 2012 to eighth in 2013, according to industry publication Pollstar. Busier venues were in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Nashville, Tenn. It also fell from 22nd-busiest venue in the world to 26th.
The downtown Kansas City arena, which can hold between 14,500 and 19,000, had multiple sold-out shows throughout 2013.
Over the past year, the Sprint Center contributed $1.47 million to Kansas City through a revenue-sharing agreement with Anschutz Entertainment Group, the Los Angeles-based manager of the facility. Since the Sprint Center opened, Kansas City has earned $9.3 million from the agreement with AEG.