The Week in TicketCity Search – August 27th

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Defending 2009 US Open Womens
Champion Kim Clijsters

The countdown is certainly seeing a lot of movement over the past month. Another week where only the top 5 sees any survivors from the previous week. In a return to form, concert performers regain all top 3 spots, with Rush bouncing back to #2 and Lady Gaga recovering from her fall to regain the #3 slot. That leaves local favorite the Longhorns to take #4 as the only college team to return from the previous week.

Rounding out the week’s top five is Jersey Boys, in a rare appearance from a Broadway show that isn’t Wicked. Likely this is because a touring production of the show is currently playing in our home town of Austin over at Bass Concert Hall. I’ve helpfully linked our local page in the top 10 list so only Austin Jersey Boys shows will appear. Feel free to take a break from football fever and take in a little of the legitimate theatre.

The Razorbacks lead off the bottom 5, in a light week for college football. Drake appears again, after disappearing the previous week. At this point I’m just wishing Drake fans would develop some consistency. Dave Matthews and his eponymous Band appear at #8, joining Kiss in a block of performers who commonly appear and disappear in the rankings.

Finally, the US Open appears on the radar as we near the first serve of the 2010 tournament, now down a Serena Williams. It’s a long tournament, so ample time to get some choice seats to all the action at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 2 Justin Bieber
2 8 Rush
3 9 Lady Gaga
4 6 Texas Football
5 - Jersey Boys
6 - Arkansas Football
7 - Drake
8 - Dave Matthews Band
9 - Kiss
10 - US Open
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The Week in TicketCity Search – August 20th

All the power of football season can’t keep the esteemed Mr. Beiber down for long. He returns to the top spot, followed by three of the biggest teams in pro and college football, including the Fighting Irish, who appear for the first time this season. The Buckeyes and Cowboys hang around from last week. Finally the Jonas Brothers make a strong show at #5. Their current tour is scheduled to hit Texas in mid-September so fans are doing some, well, second-to-last-minute shopping.

The Longhorns, who didn’t make the cut last week, show up again this week to kick off the bottom five. Similarly, Phish pops in randomly again, as they have been over the past few months, never hanging around for much more than a week. Rush drops to #8 from #4, hanging in for a 3rd week on the countdown. The fact that Lady Gaga is legging her way through Canada may be the reason she’s also tumbled from her customary spot in the top 3.

Finally we have our little local music show appearing at #10. According to the clock on the wall we’re about a month and a half out from this year’s festival, so not surprising to see interest start to bubble up. I’m sure it will be a common sight in the coming weeks. This year’s headliners include The Eagles, Muse, and M.I.A. Oh, and Phish, too. Maybe that’s why they keep popping up.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 2 Justin Bieber
2 1 Dallas Cowboys
3 - Notre Dame Football
4 6 Ohio State Football
5 - Jonas Brothers
6 - Texas Football
7 - Phish
8 4 Rush
9 3 Lady Gaga
10 - ACL Fest

It May Be March, But Football Is Here

With all of the March Madness upsets (No Kansas?  No Kentucky?) and surprises (Hello, Butler) surrounding the road to the Final Four this weekend in Indy, you might think it’s a bit soon to be thinking about football.  But we’d have to say you’re wrong.  If basketball brings March Madness, football brings a traveling March Madhouse stage where we watch our college football favorites strut their stuff and vie for a position in the NFL.

Football TicketsCollege superstars are currently showing off their skills to the NFL as Pro Days are underway, being a follow-up to the league combine and a preview to the draft.  Today is Pro Day at Texas and being here in Austin, we’re hearing all the hype and awaiting performances from the likes of Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley.  Comparing NFL contenders on skills and basics such as vertical jump, broad jump, 40-yard dash and various drills, Pro Days seem to be getting everyone excited for football – both the NFL and college variety.

And it’s no different here at TicketCity.  Clients are locking in their purchases and requests for season and individual game tickets for the college football season.  Schedules are out and, yes, tickets are available.  Texas’ away-game season opener on September 4th against Rice at Reliant Stadium has got fans throughout Texas excited.  Being a short drive from the Longhorn’s backyard in Austin and home to a great number of UT and Rice alumni, Houston should have no problem luring fans to the Space City event.  For those not able to make the trip to H-town, it has been confirmed the September 4th game will air on ESPN.  The game starts at 2:30pm CT.

So enjoy the March Madness finale and get ready for some football.  You can checkout schedules and purchase college football tickets today.  One secret we’ll let you in on: you can find some great savings when you buy tickets early in season before things heat up and teams get hot.  Give TicketCity a call today to plan your 2010 football season!

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Football Powerhouses Also Make A Play For Top Party Schools

This week the Princeton Review released its annual rankings of the Top 10 ‘party schools’ in the US, as ranked by a survey of 122,000 co-eds at 371 colleges.  And how surprising is it that there seems to be some overlap when you also consider some of the top ranked college football teams is the nation?  Probably not surprising at all.

We compared the top party school list with the Preseason Top 25 College Football rankings by our parnter, Athlon Sports.  This is what we found.  All four of the top-ranking party schools were also ranked in the preseason Top 25 (top 14, actually) for football, and of the top 10 party schools, six also had ranked football teams.  Call it antoher testament to what we knew all along: football is life.

College Location Party School Rank College FB Preseason Rank
Penn State University State College, PA 1 7
University of Florida Gainesville, FL 2 1
University of Mississippi Oxford, MS 3 10
University of Georgia Athens, GA 4 14
Ohio University Athens, OH 5 -
West Virginia University Morgantown, WV 6 -
University of Texas Austin, TX 7 3
University of Wisconsin Madison, WI 8 -
Florida State University Tallahassee, FL 9 15
University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 10 -
University of Colorado Boulder, CO 11 -
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 12 23
Union College Schenectady, NY 13 -
Indiana University Bloomington, IN 14 -
DePauw University Greencastle, IN 15 -
University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN 16 -
Sewanee: The University of the South Sewanee, TN 17 -
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND 18 -
Tulane University New Orleans, LA 19 -
Arizona State University Arizona State, AZ 20 -

Whether your school is a keggers’ convention, a football powerhouse – or both, you can find tickets to football games and great events in your area at www.ticketcity.com!

TicketCity Sponsors Texas Gridiron Kickoff

Hey Texas, summer may be in full swing, but the best season is yet to come.  Football season!  We hope you’ll join us at the 2nd Annual Texas Gridiron Kickoff brought to you by the Austin Sports Commission, a division of the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Mark your calendars now for this spirited kickoff event with some of the greatest names in college football today which will be held at the Austin Convention Center on August 7th from 12 noon to 1:30pm.  Sure a nice lunch centered around football sounds like a good time, but it get’s better.  Listen to Head Coach Mack Brown, Defensvie Coordinator Will Muschamp and Offensive Coordinatore Greg Davis discuss college football and the Horns upcoming season.  Ron Franklin from ESPN will be there to moderate the coaches discussion.  And the voice of the Horns, Craig Way, will also be recognizing local Central Texas high school players as part of the Preseason All-Centex Team.

Texas Gridiron Kickoff

TicketCity is proud to be a part of this kickoff event for our favorite season of the year!   As an official sponsor our team will be there with some great giveaways and prizes.  So register now to come join all the fun and reserve your space now as this event is expected to sellout!

Austin Sports Commission