The Week in TicketCity Search – Widespread Changes

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 21st
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 George Strait
2 3 Drake
3 - World Series
4 9 SF 49ers
5 - Baylor
6 - Jason Aldean
7 - Pearl Jam
8 - Justin Timberlake
9 - Widespread Panic
10 - Luke Bryan

No difference at the top, but the rest of the countdown experienced some big changes. George Strait holds down #1. It will be interesting to see if he can mount a One Direction-esque, months long stay at the top. Two weeks down, many more to go. Former number one Drake is knocking politely at that door as well, jumping one spot to second place.

The World Series drops in at #3. The Cardinals and the Red Sox are tied up at one game each, making game five a reality. Who will come out on top? I have no idea, fortunately we have others making far more educated guesses.

The 49ers, to use an inappropriate sports analogy, rebound to 4th place, where they are the final survivor of last week’s countdown. The shake-up, while major, didn’t deliver many completely new faces. This week’s college football entrant is Baylor, joined by the familiar faces of Jason Aldean, Peal Jam, JT, and Luke Bryan.

The one complete (I think) newcomer this week is Widespread Panic. They are playing ACL dates this weekend (the show, not the festival), so I’m pretty sure that’s what pushed them into the 9th spot. What can I say, the locals have a bit an affinity for jam bands.

Here they are doing a seven minute cover of a three-and-a-half minute song with a different song at the end. So, yeah, jam band…

Cowboys Stadium Sneak Peek

We’ve all waited and the time has come… That’s right, the new Cowboys Stadium officially opens this weekend with it’s first public event headlined by George Strait.  Additional star-studded performances include Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, and Julianne Hough. The public will now have the chance to take in everything about the new stadium – from the seats and views to concessions and restrooms.  There will surely be reviews of it all.  And for those of you attending, we hope you’ll give us your feedback and photos as well.

TicketCity took a tour of the new stadium a few weeks ago and at that point there was clearly still some work to be done.  But the ginormous video display was hoisted and secured, making the rest of the preparations for this opening weekend seem like a piece of cake.  Take a look at our Tour of the New Cowboys Stadium - and a special offer on football tickets for the upcoming season!

For those of you attending the George & Reba show , have fun knowing many of you will be the first to ever sit in that seat at the new stadium.  And if you haven’t gotten your tickets to see the new stadium yet, check out some of these upcoming events:

June 20 – Jonas Brothers

Aug thru Dec – Dallas Cowboys

Sept 5 – BYU vs. Oklahoma

Oct 3 – Arkansas vs. Texas A&M

Oct 12 – U2

Nov 28 – Texas Tech at Baylor

Dec 5 – Big 12 Championship

Hurricane Ike Disrupts Texas Sports and Concert Schedules

Update:
Hurricane Ike has reached land, sending huge gusts of wind and torrential rain all along the Texas and Louisiana coasts.  Here is a radar picture provided by Weather Underground:

Hurricane Ike strikes the Texas Coast

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Hurricane Ike is already taking its toll on the Texas coast.  As Ike advanced closer to Texas Wednesday, many Texas teams are taking necessary precautions to avoid the possible torrential weather Ike is set to unleash on the Gulf.

-The University of Texas Longhorns have postponed their game vs the Arkansas Razorbacks.  A stroke of luck granted both teams the option to reschedule the game to the Sept. 27 bye week.  Austin, Texas is expected to recieve a significant storm on Saturday and through Sunday, if Hurricane Ike maintains is current course toward Corpus Christi, Texas.

“We have been monitoring this situation since Sunday and, at this time, feel confident this is the right thing to do,” Texas Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds said.  “A football game becomes less important when you are dealing with the safety of people.”

-The University of Houston Cougars elected to move their game against the Air Force Falcons from Robertson Stadium to SMU’s Gerald J. Ford Stadium.  Kickoff is still scheduled for 2:30 p.m., and the game will be aired on CBS College Sports Network.  Tickets purchased for the game will remain valid, and students with a valid ID will be admitted free of charge.

**Updates**
-The SMU – Texas Tech game is set to play as scheduled, despite threats of up to 10 inches of rain.

-The Houston Texans home opener vs the Ravens has been rescheduled to Monday night at 7:30 p.m.

-The Houston Astros Friday night’s series opener with the Chicago Cubs game has been postponed due to Hurricane Ike.  Saturday’s game is postponed as well.

-Oklahoma State’s game against Missouri State is moved to a 12:05 p.m. Central Time kickoff.

-Louisiana Monroe and Alabama A&M will play their football match tonight, Sept. 11, 2008 in wake of Hurricane Ike.  The game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

-Due to imminent Hurricane Ike, The Eagles concert scheduled for Thursday, September 11 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas will be postponed until October 2, 2008.

-Texas Christian University (TCU) will change the kickoff time for their Saturday home game against Stanford from 6 p.m. to noon.  Stadium gates to Amon G. Carter stadium and Frog Alley will open at 10 a.m.

-Baylor University has moved its home game with Washington State University to tonight at 6:30 p.m.

-The Sam Houston vs Prairie View A&M football game is cancelled

**This blog post will be updated to give you the scoop on Hurricane Ike’s effect on Texas sports**