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Arena standing out for its crowds

Despite being dark in September, the Intrust Bank Arena ranked 21st in the nation and 43rd in the world in third-quarter ticket sales, according to Pollstar — a fact that says as much about the concert business' hard times as about the new Sedgwick County venue's drawing power. To the credit of arena management SMG, Intrust Bank Arena has hosted 13 of the top 25 worldwide tours so far in 2010, and another is scheduled — Cirque du Soleil's "Alegria," Dec. 29-Jan. 2.