With stadiums that can be seen from airplanes that rival the Roman Colosseum in grandeur, sports venues bring in the big bucks. Some stadiums hold more people than entire US cities and attract vendors and advertising from miles around providing handsome cash flow. Here is a look at the 5 highest grossing Sports Venues of 2011 in North America.
The Staples Center is located in Los Angeles, California and is a magnet for money as 140 nights of the year are dedicated to sports events from 4 of the local professional teams. The arena holds many sporting events but also has many concerts throughout the year with popular artists like Mariah Carey and John Mayer.
2011 Revenue: $291,837,000
Events hosted: Lakers (NBA), Clippers (NBA), Kings (NHL), Sparks (WNBA). Concerts and other shows.
Age of Venue: Opened in 1999. 12-13 years old.
Air Canada Centre
The Air Canada Centre located in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada is a multi-purpose sporting arena w...