UTEP’s Don Haskins Center Ranked Among Top 200 Arena Venues Worldwide
El Paso’s Marquee Venue Recognized for Ticket Sales by Pollstar
El Paso, TX — The University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center has been named one of the Top 200 Arena Venues for worldwide ticket sales during the 3rd quarter of 2012 by Pollstar magazine. With the ranking of 157th in the world, the more than 12,000-seat venue is home to UTEP men’s and women’s basketball games as well as a variety of concerts, musical acts and special events that visit El Paso.
“We are trying to position ourselves to be the venue of choice for all tours, from major tours and worldwide promoters to local independent promoters as well,” said Jorge Vazquez, executive director of special events at UTEP. “We pride ourselves on working strategically to bring high quality acts to the region frequently and recurrently, and we are seeing the results of these efforts.”
Throughout 2012, the Don Haskins Center has hosted marquee events such as comedian Gabriel Iglesias, Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion, the Carnival of Madness Tour featuring rock bands Chevelle and Evanescence, the Abner Mares vs. Eric Morel WBC title boxing match and the GIGANT3S tour featuring Latino artists Marco Antonio Solis, Chayanne and Marc Anthony.
Upcoming events at the Don Haskins Center include Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam, which will come to El Paso Jan. 23-27, 2013.