Tupelo arena sets 1-week attendance record


TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The executive director of Tupelo's arena says last week set a record: 28,811 people in four days.

Todd Hunt tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/1edNYYi ) that turnout equaled 10 percent of last year's total attendance at BancorpSouth Arena.

The 20-year-old arena drew 280,896 people last year, breaking the 2012 record of 261,000.

Hunt says big performances this year will include Sir Elton John in March, the Ringling Bros. Circus and Casting Crowns in April, Bill Cosby in May and the Tupelo Elvis Festival's tribute artist competition in June.

Hunt says last week's calendar was originally a bit more relaxed, but one event had to move from another date.

He says it's the first time the arena has had to set up three different shows in four days.


Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal,


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