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Philips Arena ranked one of the top venues

For the 11th year in a row, Atlanta's Philips Arena was ranked one of the top concert and events venues in the United States by Pollstar magazine.

Philips Arena was named the No. 2 venue in the United States and the No. 5 venue in the world.

Pollstar, a concert industry trade publication, based its rankings on show attendance at venues during the first half of 2010. In the last six months, Philips Arena hosted several sold-out concerts featuring big-name stars including the Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z, Bon Jovi and Nickelback.

"We believe we have one of the preeminent sports and entertainment venues in the world, and these rankings reaffirm that millions of guests and artists believe this too," said Bob Williams, the president of the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena.