The Week in TicketCity Search – October 23rd

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I could have gone with
a Taylor Swift photo, but how
boring would that have been?

Big changes this week. Taylor Swift, who hasn’t been absent the countdown for some time, rises to the very top as demand for her Fearless Tour is bigger now than ever before. The tour was recently extended to run through the middle of 2010, with additional dates in Austrailia and North America. Perhaps with a little girl power bump, Miley Cyrus takes the second spot, while Aventura climbs again to #3.

The Longhorns dip a bit, and right on their heels are the New York Yankees. I wonder why? Oh, right… the ALCS and their inability to shut the Angels down and get it over with. I’ve got a World Series Tickets page to update guys, so get it done so I can put that puppy to bed for 2009.

Finally, making her debut on the countdown at #9 is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, which is the really, really long way of saying Lady Gaga. Another in a long line of artists that no one you know will admit to liking yet sells millions of albums and sells out shows nationwide. The Lady is touring solo in support of her debut album, The Fame, after a planned joint tour with Kanye West fell through. On the whole, that was probably a plus for her.

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1 6 Taylor Swift
2 8 Miley Cyrus
3 5 Aventura
4 1 Texas Longhorns
5 - NY Yankees
6 6 Dallas Cowboys
7 3 U2
8 - Disney On Ice
9 - Lady Gaga
10 - LSU Football

2009 World Series schedule

The Philadelphia Phillies have clinched a spot in the 2009 World Series and the New York Yankees are up 3-2 on the Los Angeles Angels for the AL spot.  So it’s time to set the schedule for the ’09 Fall Classic.

2009 World Series schedule:
Game 1 – Phillies at Yankees/Angels – Wed, Oct 28th
Game 2 – Phillies at Yankees/Angels – Thur, Oct 29th
Game 3 – Yankees/Angels at Phillies – Sat, Oct 31
Game 4 – Yankees/Angels at Phillies – Sun, Nov 1
Game 5 – Yankees/Angels at Phillies – Mon, Nov 2
Game 6 – Phillies at Yankees/Angels – Wed, Nov 4
Game 7 – Phillies at Yankees/Angels – Thu, Nov 5

The World Series is best 4 out of 7 series, the team with 4 wins is declared the champion.  The 2-3-2 series starts in the American League city, because the AL won the 2009 MLB All-Star Game, then moves to Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia for Games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary).

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TicketCity and TripCart.com Offer Easy Planning for Fall Travel

As temperatures begin to cool and leaves begin to turn, millions of travelers are expected to take to the road in pursuit of fall foliage in the Northeast, and when they do, TicketCity and TripCart.com will be there to provide recommendations for natural sites of interest, as well as live events they won’t want to miss along the way such as baseball, football and Broadway.

TicketCity partnered earlier this year with TripCart, the most comprehensive online Road Trip Planner and travel reference site.  Together, they have taken the guesswork out of planning exciting things to do while chasing fall’s ever-changing colors. Booking weekends full of sports and entertainment through the sites’ revolutionary combinations of enticing content and robust, interactive technology has made the information gathering process a breeze.  Not to mention TicketCity’s reputation for outstanding customer service, abundant seating options and guaranteed reliable transactions.

This fall, TripCart, TicketCity, and good ol’ Mother Nature herself present foliage fanatics and sports enthusiasts a weekend of colorful indulgence in the Northeast’s favorite cities.  And fall foliage tours aren’t limited to small towns in Vermont or the Rocky Mountains anymore and aren’t exclusively about the trees and leaves.

Highlights of TripCart’s unique Urban Fall Foliage Guide include information on hundreds of scenic spots and routes, including:

Red Leaves by David Hepworth.

  • Lunch among leaves and life at Massachusetts’ Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Drive through cranberry country just south of Boston along State Road 105, along twinkling ponds and red-gold forests.
  • Combine rich fall foliage with rich American history at Philadelphia’s Valley Forge National Historic Park.
  • Take a break from city hubbub and hike through tranquil, colorful Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.
  • Hop on Metro-North for a moving view of Hudson Valley Fall Foliage or grab the subway to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for a nap under the color-changing trees and then a stroll through trendy Park Slope. 

For those travelers looking to supplement their nature exploration with spectacular live sports or entertainment events, TicketCity offers no shortage of ideas to choose from:

Boston Red Sox by Keith Allison.

  • Catch the U2 360 concert tour at Gillette Stadium in Boston on September 20, 2009.
  • See Dave Matthews Band in concert at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ on September 19-20.
  • Celebrate the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame benefit event at Madison Square Garden on October 30, 2009.
  • Support the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox with tickets for events as they head into postseason baseball.
  • Enjoy NFL action with the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and New York Jets tickets throughout the entire NFL season.
  • Kickoff the NBA season with tickets to the New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks or Boston Celtics.
  • Explore Broadway and all of its offering including tickets to shows such as The Lion King at Minskoff Theatre, and Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre.

Travelers are encouraged to mix and match nature with culture to create an itinerary that captures the best of fall foliage, entertainment, and fun. For more information on TripCart, or to begin planning your next excursion within the United States, visit www.tripcart.com. For details on the hottest sports or entertainment tickets, visit www.ticketcity.com.

2009 MLB Playoff Schedule

The 2009 Major League Baseball regular season is in the final stretch of games.  Those MLB clubs that make the playoffs will start the postseason on Wednesday, October 7th.  The Division Series of the MLB Playoffs run from October 7th to October 14th.  Four American League teams and four National League teams will compete in the Divisional Series (ALDS & NLDS) for a right to play for the pennant.  The winners will advance to compete in the League Championship Series, which start on October 15th.  The NLCS runs from October 15th to 24th, the ALCS runs October 16th to 25th.   The ALCS & NLCS winners will matchup in the 2009 World Series.

The 2009 World Series will be hosted by the American League pennant winner, because the AL won the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis.  The first game of the World Series will be in the AL city on October 28th.  WS game 2 will be in AL city on October 29th.  Then the series will shift to the home ballpark of the NL pennant winner for games 3, 4 & 5; before returning to the AL city for games 6 & 7.  If the 2009 World Series has a deciding Game 7, it will be played on Thursday, November 5th.

There 2009 MLB playoff teams have yet to be decided, but the current frontrunners are below:

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFF TEAMS (projected):
AL East: New York Yankees
AL Central: Detroit Tigers
AL West: Los Angeles Angels & Texas Rangers
AL Wildcard: Boston Red Sox

NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFF TEAMS (projected):
NL East: Philadelphia Phillies (2008 World Series champs)
NL Central: St. Louis Cardinals
NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers
NL Wildcard: Colorado Rockies

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Rays Seek Redemption at “The House That Ruth Built”

After tonight’s loss against the Kansas City Royals at Tropicana Field, the Tampa Bay Rays (record 55-33) will have little time to sulk before they take the show back to Yankee Stadium.  The Rays, the first place team in the majors, have tasted defeat only twice in 13 games. Regardless that they won five out of the last six games on the road, their record at New York this year is only 2-2, and the Yanks are ready for a fight after losing three out of four at Tampa in May.  Be prepared for a duel this Tuesday and Wednesday, as Raymond the Seadog makes an appearance at the soon-to-be-no-more Yankee Sadium.  You can get tickets to the match-up on Wednesday, or catch some sun and some fouls in Tampa Bay this year.  If you decide to visit the park in Tampa, make sure to stop over and pet the Cownose rays located in clear view of play behind the center field wall.