Business was impressive for venues in the golden state in 2016. The 25 venues on Venues Today’s Top Stops chart reported gross ticket sales of $327 million, compared to 2015’s $254 million gross. The $73 million up-tick translates into an enormous 22 percent revenue increase from 2015.
Venue operators cited the strengthening economy, the strong lineup of touring shows, capital improvements and in-venue efficiencies as the main reasons 2016 was a very good year.
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