Instagram! Staples Center Ranks As #6 Instagrammed Place On The Planet

Taylor Swift helped Staples Center break numerous records in 2013. Photo: JB Brookman

Congratulations to Staples Center, on a record breaking 2013!!!

Taylor Swift at Staples Center

Pink at Staples Center

STAPLES Center reached a major milestone in 2013 by hosting a total of 53 concerts, breaking the previous record of 38 concerts set in 2011.  This was the year of multiple shows by the same artist at STAPLES Center that helped lead to the recording setting success that included four One Direction concerts, four Taylor Swift concerts, three Depeche Mode concerts, three Beyoncé concerts, three P!NK concerts, two Lady Gaga concerts, three Muse concerts, two Rolling Stones concerts, two Justin Bieber concerts and two Bruno Mars concerts, all which were sold out.

“We are incredibly grateful to all of the artists, agents, managers and promoters who chose to make STAPLES Center as the place for their artist and tours to play in 2013,” Lee Zeidman, STAPLES Center, Sr. Vice President and General Manger. “Southern California is filled with thousands of live music fans that are willing to buy tickets and come downtown to STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE and make a night out of it to see their favorite artists.”

In addition to the remarkable records set by the 53 concerts, this week STAPLES Center was also named Instagram’s 6th Most-Instagrammed Place in the World for 2013. The top spot went to Siam Paragon (shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand), other notable Southern California locations included Disneyland ranked 3rd and Dodger Stadium ranked 8th. For the full list released by Instagram visit:

Below is a breakdown by the numbers of some fun facts from the 53 concerts at STAPLES Center:

Number of Concerts: 53 (breaking previous record of 38)

Number of Concerts 100% Sold Out: 35

Number of Concerts with over 90% of Tickets Sold: 18

Number of Tickets Sold: Over 751,600

Total Gross: Over $73,762,000

Food & Beverage Numbers:

Beers:                     468,000

Hot Dogs:              31,200

Sodas:                     156,000

Pretzels:                23,400

Candy:                    6,500 lbs.

Pizzas:                     25,000

Caramel Apples:  9,000

Margaritas:           156,000

Grey Goose Vodka Drinks: 104,000

Total Gross of Merchandise at Concerts: Over $7.6 million

Number of Songs Performed: Over 1,300 Songs

Number of hours performers/artists were on stage: 178 hours

Number of Semi Trucks loading in and loading out concerts: 490 trucks

Number of stagehands working the 53 concerts: 10,600 stagehands

Number of Chairs Set and Removed on the Floor: Over 66,000 Chairs

Number of Guest Services Team Members per show: 250 per event – 13,250 for all 53 concerts

Number of Security Team Members per show: 130 per event – 6,890 for all 53 concerts

Number of Guest Services & Security Team Members uniforms washed after each show: 380 uniforms washed after each show – 20,140 uniforms for all 53 concerts

Pre-Show Event Briefing with Staff Team Members: 742 (53 shows, 14 separate side pre-event from load-in to load-out)

Facebook Fans have grown by since Jan. 1st, 2013: Over 50,000 new fans

Twitter Followers have grown since Jan. 1st, 2013: Over 28,500 new followers

Instagram Followers have grown since Jan. 1st, 2013: 15,500 new followers

STAPLES Center 2013 Concerts
StartEvent# of Shows
January 20-21, 2013Lady Gaga2
January 23, 24, 26, 2013Muse3
January 30, 2013The Who1
February 16, 2013P!nk1
March 1, 2013Morrissey1
March 2, 2013Tiësto1
March 12, 2013Alicia Keys1
March 15, 2013Maroon 51
March 24, 2013Vicente Fernandez1
April 8, 2013Rihanna1
April 19, 2013Bon Jovi1
May 3, 2013 & May 20, 2013Rolling Stones2
June 23-24, 2012Justin Bieber2
June 28-30, 2013BET Experience Concerts3
July 1, 2013Beyoncé1
July 3, 2013Fleetwood Mac1
July 5, 2013NKOTB/Boyz II Men1
July 20, 2013Super Estrella1
July 27, 28, 2013Bruno Mars2
August 7, 8, 9, 10, 2013One Direction4
August 19, 20, 23, 24, 2013Taylor Swift4
September 14, 2013Calibash1
September 28, 29, Oct 2 2013Depeche Mode3
October 11, 2013Bon Jovi1
October 12, 13, 2013P!nk2
October 26, 28, 2013Kanye West2
November 6, 2013Selena Gomez1
November 8, 2013Nine Inch Nails1
November 25, 2013Drake1
November 26, 2013Justin Timberlake1
November 29, 103Michael Buble1
December 3, 2013Beyoncé1
December 4, 2013Macklemore & Ryan Lewis1
December 6, 2013KIIS FM Jingle Ball1
December 9, 2013Jay Z1


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