SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center says more than 12,000 Metallica fans attended Tuesday night’s sold-out concert, setting a new attendance record for the venue.
The previous record was set by Carrie Underwood during her tour stop at the PREMIER Center in October of 2016.
Since opening four years ago, the PREMIER Center said it has welcomed over 2 million patrons through its doors.
In 2017, attendance topped 709,000, helping the venue rank 44th in the United States and 88th in the world for concert attendance, according to Pollstar Magazine.
Capacity is based on how the venue is set up for each specific event as determined by the event’s producers. In the case of both Metallica and Underwood, the PREMIER Center said the entire floor was open for general admission standing room with no seats.
The stage for each concert was also placed in the center of the floor, opening more seats on the east side of the arena.