The Week in TicketCity Search – December 16th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Dec. 12t
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Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Cotton Bowl
2 3 Alamo Bowl
3 - Drake
4 - Red Hot Chili Peppers
5 - Coldplay
6 - Houston Texans
7 - Dallas Mavericks
8 - Miami Heat
9 2 Music City Bowl
10 - Wicked

The reign of bowls came to a quick end this week. Concert performers surged back, rounding out the top five with three hot acts. Both the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Coldplay haven’t been seen on the countdown for quite a while, though mostly because they haven’t been touring. That’s set to change in 2012, as both bands are hitting the road for tours that are shaping up to be huge sellers.

Starting off the bottom five we have the Houston Texans, who are set to head into uncharted territory: the postseason. The recently minted franchise has come out on top of the AFC South, and will be playing for their first shot a Super Bowl.

The NBA returned recently, but they didn’t make a huge splash on the countdown until this week. Last season’s champions, the Mavericks, appear at #7, followed closely by their championship rivals, the Miami Heat. TicketCity has the updated NBA schedules available for all teams, click here and select your team.

The Week in TicketCity Search – December 9th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Dec. 5t
h
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - Cotton Bowl
2 7 Music City Bowl
3 - Alamo Bowl
4 5 BCS Bowl
5 - Holiday Bowl
6 - Champs Sports Bowl
7 - Orange Bowl
8 - Sugar Bowl
9 - Fiesta Bowl
10 8 Dallas Cowboys

As the list suggests, the college football bowl announcements arrived last Sunday night, just in time to almost completely take over the list. This is probably the most bowls I’ve seen on any list since keeping track. The bowl almost ran the board, but Cowboys fans would not be denied. They clung to the countdown at #10.

Diverse set in the top 5, kicking off with the venerable Cotton Bowl, now in Arlington, followed by the Music City Bowl, one that’s had strong buzz even before the teams were announced. Mississippi State and Wake Forest fans are looking forward to locking up in Nashville. The Alamo Bowl, another “local” favorite, rounds out the top 3, followed by the actual National Championship game at #4.

The bottom five kicks off with the Holiday Bowl. The big BCS bowls cluster down at the bottom of the list, with Orange, Sugar, and Fiesta all grouped together right over the Cowboys. For what it’s worth, the Rose Bowl would have been #12 on the list.

Sill have time to get your bowl tickets. Check out our full bowl list, and give us a call if you have any questions.

The Week in TicketCity Search – December 2nd

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Nov. 28t
h
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 3 SEC Championship
2 10 ACC Championship
3 1 Texas Longhorns Football
4 - Baylor Bears Football
5 2 BCS Bowl
6 - Big Ten Championship
7 - Music City Bowl
8 - Jeff Dunham
9 - Kentucky Basketball
10 - Justin Bieber
Week of
Nov. 21st
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Texas Longhorns Football
2 3 BCS Bowl
3 - SEC Championship
4 2 Mississippi State Football
5 6 Radiohead
6 4 Dallas Cowboys
7 7 Taylor Swift
8 - Big Time Rush
9 - LSU Football
10 - ACC Championship

Back to fill in another missing week. The conference championships have rocketed to the top in the past few days. The SEC won by a wide margin, but the volume on the ACC wasn’t too shabby. The Big Ten finds itself a little further down the list. Hard to say if the absence of the newly minted Pac-12 Championship has anything to do with their decision to keep everyone guessing on where it would be held until the last minute.

This is “announcement weekend,” so expect to see a lot of bowls on next week’s list. The BCS, fittingly, has been around for a few weeks now, and was joined this week by the Music City Bowl. Not one I’d have expected early buzz for, but we can certainly accommodate.

Rounding out the list we see Kentucky’s basketball team is getting some interest. With the almost-certain news the NBA lockout is over, we will see if the search momentum shifts to the pros over college teams. The revised NBA schedule isn’t out yet, but we’ll have listings once it’s officially announced.

TicketCity’s Top-Selling Bowl Games: Hello, Music City Bowl

Bowl season has officially kicked off, but that hasn’t stopped the tickets from flying out of our office. This list represents the bowls that moved the most number of tickets in the past week, and it’s seen some movement. The Music City Bowl creeps into our top-five, and the Cotton Bowl regains its second spot on the list after a slight lull last week. The Cotton Bowl is also second only to the BCS Championship Game in terms of total reciepts.

  • TicketCity Bowl – Texas Tech vs Northwestern
  • Cotton Bowl – Texas A&M vs LSU
  • Sugar Bowl – Arkansas vs Ohio State
  • Texas Bowl – Baylor vs Illinois
  • Music City Bowl – North Carolina vs Tennessee
  • BCS National Championship – Auburn vs Oregon
  • Alamo Bowl – Oklahoma State vs Arizona
  • Capital One Bowl – Alabama vs Michigan State
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl – Florida State vs South Carolina
  • Outback Bowl – Florida vs Penn State

The Week in TicketCity Search – Dec 17th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 2 Cotton Bowl
2 1 Sugar Bowl
3 5 Rose Bowl
4 3 BCS Bowl
5 - WWE
6 8 George Strait
7 - Super Bowl
8 - Music City Bowl
9 10 Alamo Bowl
10 9 Taylor Swift

Not too many changes this week. The top bowls shuffled a bit, and we have a couple new bowls entering the list, though much like that old Sesame Street bit, one of them is not like the others. The Cotton Bowl takes the #1 spot from the Sugar Bowl, which drops to #2, followed by the Rose Bowl and the National Championship Game, both which gained a some spots. Looks like the BCS has the top of the list all sown up.

We take a brief detour from unscripted athletic contests to allow the WWE to pop in at #5. There’s a show at the Erwin Center on the 20th, so certainly a local flavor to that placement. George Strait climbs to the #6 spot, also on local interest as his next tour kicks off here at the very same Erwin Center on January 14th.

That brings us to that other post season Bowl, the Super one, where the entrants are determined by a fairly straightforward playoff process. The Super Bowl happens in Arlington this year, up at the brand new home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Rounding out the list the Music City Bowl and Alamo Bowl make the cut this week, and Taylor Swift manages to hold on for another week with George Strait as the only other concert entry.