Attendance up at Sioux Falls event center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Headliners including Garth Brooks and the Foo Fighters helped Sioux Falls' $117 million events center sell more than 700,000 tickets last year.

The Argus Leader reports that it was the first time the Denny Sanford Premier Center had attendance that topped 700,000. The three-year-old facility also saw a net operating income of more than $2 million for the second straight year.

The venue hosted 18 sold-out events including Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Twenty One Pilots, Eric Church and Def Leppard. The center also hosted multiple shows by Cirque du Soleil, Disney on Ice and the Professional Bull Riders tour.

Premier Center general manager Terry Torkildson credits the success to the diversity of events.

The center has 13 concerts scheduled for this year, including Imagine Dragons, Smashing Pumpkins and Metallica.