Mar 23, 2016


The USF Sun Dome, operated by Spectra Venue Management and located on the campus of the University of South Florida, received another distinguished honor in its fourth year of operation following its $35.6 million renovation in 2012. Based upon total gross ticket sales and attendance from December 1, 2014 thru November 30, 2015, the USF Sun Dome ranked 4th among all University venues in the nation with a capacity of 10,001-15,000 according to Venues Today Magazine.

The USF Sun Dome moved up a ranking from last year’s University Top Stops, in which the venue was ranked #5 in the nation.

Venues Today Inc. is the leading source of original reporting for live entertainment and events, serving management, owners, and suppliers to music, sports, and meetings venues internationally with an average of 1,500-2,000 venues reporting.

This recognition also follows the USF Sun Dome being ranked by Venues Today Magazine this past June as the #2 overall venue in the state of Florida in its capacity size, a ranking the Sun Dome has now received the past three consecutive years.

“We are very proud to have been consistently ranked in Venues Today’s Top 5 University Top Stops in the nation over the last four years,” says Spectra’s Trent Merritt, Regional Vice President and General Manager of the USF Sun Dome. “It is a credit to our Spectra Venue Management staff and our partnership with the University of South Florida and the USF Athletic Department. We look forward to the opportunity to continue to raise our ranking for next year!”

In 2015 the USF Sun Dome hosted a variety of concerts that included Alan Jackson’s 25th Anniversary Tour, Christian music superstar Chris Tomlin, the Rich Gang Tour, Spring Jam featuring Keith Sweat and Ginuwine, Indian star Shreya Ghoshal, EDM DJ Zedd, the Queen of R&B Mary J. Blige, and Legends of the Old School featuring Vanilla Ice and Salt-N-Pepa among others. Other events that contributed to the venue’s #4 ranking include Gabriel Iglesias’ “Unity Through Laughter World Tour”, Gala of the Royal Horses, Nephew Tommy’s Comedy Tour, Solo Boxeo Tecate, and Premier Boxing Champions, which aired live on ESPN from the Sun Dome.

All Sun Dome ticketed events are available through charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets, online at, or in person at the Sun Dome Box Office. You can also become a fan and follow the USF Sun Dome on Facebook at and on Twitter at for special sneak peeks and daily updates. Check out the Sun Dome online at