15 million up for the O2 Arena

It is now the world’s most popular music venue after 8 years of hosting the biggest names in entertainment. The O2 Arena has surpassed a new milestone this month in selling its 15 millionth ticket.

The O2 ArenaThe ticket has been snapped up by an Olly Murs fan to see the pop star perform in May of this year. Since opening in 2007, The O2 replaced the Millennium Dome to go on and become the world’s number music venue year-on-year based on number of tickets sold.

It has played host to some of the biggest in the industry, such as Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, The Rolling Stones and Take That. It has also hosted a wealth of sports series like NBA and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Even the best comedians in the land have had a crack at filling the O2 including Lee Evans and Michael Macintyre.

Here are some statistics from 2014 which help the O2 stand out from the crowd:

  • Over 2,000,000 tickets were sold in 2014, with 1,800,000 of them for musical events.
  • There were events on 164 days in the year.
  • Over 9,000,000 people attended the venue in 2014.
  • A huge 14,832 pints of beer were served at the Premier League Darts.
  • A whopping 67,325 burgers were sold and 49,105 portions of chips sold, too.
  • Since opening, the O2 has hosted 1,379 individual performances with Bon Jovi being the first on 24th June 2007.

Another awesome O2 statistic indicates that 30% of the UK population has attended the O2 a least once since its opening! That’s pretty huge! Research was conducted by Media Insight Consulting who also says 60% of those questioned said the O2 brings the best artists and bands in the world to London.

2015 looks like another big year for the arena, with stars such as Ariana Grande, Lionel Richie, and Nicki Minaj set to perform in front of thousands.

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