UNCASVILLE, CT (March 9, 2016) – Venues Today, the leading international trade publication that covers the business side of sports & entertainment, just released its latest Social Media Power 100 Rankings chart and for the first time since its inception Mohegan Sun Arena has claimed the #1 spot for venues of its size (5,001-10,000 capacity) and #3 for venues of all sizes around the world.  With over 490,000 Facebook likes, 105,000+ followers on Twitter and 16,500+ followers on Instagram, Mohegan Sun Arena topped some of the leading names in the industry including Radio City Music Hall in New York and the Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Morrison, CO.
“Social media is the new modern day marketing tool to promote venues and to think that we are the top buzz that people are talking about around the world is a tribute to our relationships with artists and the great job our social media team has done to make us number one,” said Tom Cantone, Sr. Vice President of Sports & Entertainment at Mohegan Sun. “We are constantly engaging with our fans on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, whether it’s liking and sharing their photos or giving away tickets to a show, we found the key for us is interaction.”
Venues Today utilizes the ‘big three’ platforms of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for ranking venues on its Social Media Power 100 chart.  Venues Today also consults their Social Media Power 100 rankings advisory council, consisting of three social marketing leaders, as a way to receive feedback and further refine and expand the formula for the Social Media Power 100 chart.
Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.” For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.