10 Ways to Celebrate the Super Bowl in NYC like a VIP

Going to the Big Apple can be daunting, especially during the Super Bowl where the City That Never Sleeps goes into “overdrive” with celebrity appearances and big parties during the day & night.

We’ve gathered the veterans- our team has been making the trip to the Super Bowl for the last two decades- to come up with this top 10 list of the best super bowl parties, sports events & shows happening in NYC during Super Bowl weekend 2014:

gotham1. Ultimate Tailgate Party
Gotham Hall; Feb 2 @ 11:00am
Hosted by big celebrities, this is one of the hottest spots for Super Bowl pre-game. Super-Chef Marcus Samuelsson will prepare the menu and admission includes motor coach transportation to/from the game. Need access to this VIP event? Call one of ticket specialists at 1-800-880-8886.

2. Miami Heat  vs.  New York Knicks
Madison Square Garden; Feb 1 @ 8:30pm
The Heat couldn’t shut-down the Knicks energetic offense in their last meeting, can NY do it again and clinch a Playoff spot?

maxim_vip3. Super Bowl Maxim Party
Espace; Jan 31-Feb 2 @ 10:00pm
With  a new theme each year, the Maxim Party lends to the best surprises of the year. Special guests include ALESSO (Jan 31) and Kendrick Lamar (Feb 1). Entrance to the party includes an open bar.

4. WFANs Big Hello To Brooklyn
Barclays Center; Feb 1 @ 7:00pm
Artists include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, New Politics, MS MR, J-Roddy Walston & the Business, and Basic Vacation.

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Edison Ballroom; Feb 2 @ 4:00pm
Taking place in New York’s most upscale venues, NFL Legends Joe Montana and Dwight Clark will on hand for personal meet and greet sessions, along with retired New York Giants: Howard Cross and Sean Landeta. Five signature food stations, open-bar pouring top-shelf beverages and over 20 flat-screens to enjoy the game, this is the party to be at all day & night.

6. New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers
Madison Square Garden; Jan 31 @ 7:00pm
An inner-State battle, this rivalry also unofficially known as the “Battle of New York.”

7.The Book of Mormon
Eugene ONeill Theatre; Feb 1 @ 2:00pm
Put your fit up for a bit & enjoy this winner of 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the Creators of South Park bring you a musical of religious satire about two young Mormon missionaries and their journey to share their scripture and teachings in a small village.

jay-z-magna-fail-samsung-6508. DIRECTV Super Saturday
Hudson River Park Pier 40; Feb 01 @ 9:00pm
The annual Super Saturday Party brings football to another level. Each year the Beach Bowl attracts thousands of spectators to see Hollywood’s biggest stars compete against former NFL greats in a wild flag football game where anything can happen.

9. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets
Barclays Center; Jan 31 @ 8:00pm
The Nets last second buzzer-beater took the W away from the Thunder. OKC rally back and play
their game or will Brooklyn be named king?

750_venue310. Leather and Laces Party
Liberty Theater; Jan 31 – Feb 1 @ 9:00pm
Located in the heart of New York City in the vigorous Times Square District, this party has old world class. Since its inception in 2004 the Leather & Laces Party quickly became a Super Bowl hit when more than 3,000 guests packing through the doors at the sold-out event. Of course, we still have tickets- just give us a call (1-800-880-8886).

Get to know Texas’ new head coach Charlie Strong

School president Bill Powers pronounced it a “historic day for the University of Texas.”  Charlie Strong accepted the position of head coach of the Longhorns on Saturday and faced his first official press conference this morning.

So what does Strong bring to Texas?  In the infographic below we’ve pulled together highlights from Strong’s career as both a player and a coach, including his last four years as head coach as Louisville where he achieved a 37-15 record.

Do you think Strong is right for Texas? Let us know in the comments below.

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The Strongest Big Four Fan Bases in 2013

As we look back at the world of professional sports in 2013, TicketCity’s newest study ranks the big four fan bases that had the biggest impact last year.  Using an algorithm based on  social media metrics, game attendance and ticket demand we’ve identified the MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL fan bases that were the most active and most vocal in 2013, whether they were at the game or supporting their team on social media.

The data used in the study is based on the 2013 season, with data for NHL accounting for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. To control for factors that influence ticket prices, including total number of games played & stadium size, average ticket price was scored based on the league average.

Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Strongest Big Four Fan Bases in 2013.  The full ranking of every team can be found here.  Do you agree with where your favorite team stacked up? Do the Lakers really belong at the top? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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BCS National Championship Game Ticket Prices Falling

With the final BCS National Championship game just two weeks away, ticket prices are falling on the secondary market. As of Monday morning, the average price for a ticket to the game is $823, nearly half the cost of a ticket purchased on Selection Sunday.

With ticket prices for the National Championship game already down 15% compared to 2012, tickets to see Auburn and Florida State face-off in Pasadena are available for as low as $494. Comparatively, the most expensive game ticket purchased cost an impressive $4315 for lower level seats on the 50-yard line.

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BCS National Championship Era: The Record Holders

Florida State and Auburn are ranked first and second, respectively, in the final Bowl Championship Series standings and will face each other in the BCS National Championship on Jan. 6 in Pasadena, California. In the finale of it’s final season, how will the BCS be remembered?

From the biggest blow-out to the biggest upset, this infographic takes a look back in history at the BCS National Championship game record holders.  While the BCS Championship has had some controversy in selecting which teams would compete, many national championship games are talked about among the greatest college football games of all-time.

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BCS National Championship Era: The Record Holders

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