BancorpSouth Arena tops 240,000 for 2010 fiscal year

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – With meetings and entertainment events, the BancorpSouth Arena drew 240,512 people during the 2010 fiscal year.
“It is our second best year in history,” Todd Hunt, director, told the Tupelo Coliseum Commission on Tuesday. “The only year we had more than that was 1999, and that was the first year of hockey.”
The fiscal year ended on Sept. 30, marking the third year in a row where total attendance topped the 200,000 mark.
Attendance for the year broke down to 88,311 for meetings and 152,201 for entertainment events.
Since it opened in 1993, average yearly attendance at the arena is roughly 171,000.