Inglewood, Calif – December 4, 2023 – SoFi Stadium was ranked as the number one stadium in the world, according to Billboard Magazine’s 2023 Year in Touring, while YouTube Theater ranked as the number eight venue in the world. The stadium topped the charts for gross ticket sales and attendance with a record-breaking 19 concerts and over one million fans. YouTube Theater presented 70 concerts with nearly 300,000 fans based on the ranking timeframe. SoFi Stadium and YouTube Theater are located at Hollywood Park, a near 300-acre mixed-use development, being built by Los Angeles Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke.
“We are proud that SoFi Stadium and our dedicated team members are being recognized as the number one stadium in the world,” said Christy Castillo Butcher, Senior Vice President of Programming and Booking for SoFi Stadium, YouTube Theater, and Hollywood Park. “This year was remarkable for both venues, with diverse events that crossed genres and generations. We are thankful to the artists, athletes, promoters, and fans for cultivating SoFi Stadium’s global stage.”
“Additionally, YouTube Theater had an incredible year with both legendary and emerging artists that distinguished it as a must-play venue,” said Russell Gordon, Vice President and General Manager, YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park. “We are grateful to our hard-working team members and promoter partner Live Nation for a record-setting year.”
The 70,000-capacity SoFi Stadium hosted a robust calendar of world-renowned artists and multiple events this year including College Football Playoff National Championship, Wrestelmania 39, and international soccer competitions with the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final and Arsenal FC vs F.C. Barcelona, plus Hollywood Park hosted its first music festival, Rolling Loud CA. Music legends Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks kicked off concerts at the stadium in March, followed by the return of Latin superstars Grupo Firme, who holds the record for the highest-selling Latin band or artist at the stadium. “The King of Bachata,” Romeo Santos, kicked off his tour in June at the stadium, and international K-Pop sensations TWICE made their stadium debut as the first all-female group to perform at and sell out SoFi Stadium. Morgan Wallen brought his “One Night At A Time World Tour” to the stadium with a sold-out performance on July 22nd.