The Week in TicketCity Search – November 5th

A not entirely unexpected bloodbath this week in the rankings, as the World Series has ended in a manner that did not befit the blockbuster narrative I set out in the last update. While there’s a lot of new on the list, some things are back to ‘normal’, as the esteemed Mr. Bieber returns to being the default choice for the nation’s entertainment dollar. The Breeders’ Cup two day event shoots up to #2, a big showing for an event that didn’t spark much last year. Perhaps the move to Churchill Downs has something to do with that.

Certainly a newcomer to the countdown, but not the entertainment world in general, Prince arrives at #3. I sense this is because of his recently announced US concert tour, dubbed “Welcome 2 America”, in support of his most recent album 20Ten. Looks like things will be kicking off at the Izod Center in December. He’s followed by another list newcomer, the English band Take That, who announced at big stadium tour in Europe. We don’t have any inventory for them yet, because the current dates are pretty deep into 2011, but sit tight, I’m sure it’ll pop up soon.

The 17 time NBA champion Lakers enter at #5 as the NBA season gets underway, followed by the Longhorns before more concerts take over the rest of the list. George Strait has been absent for a while, but he’s back with a concert with Reba McEntire in Austin early next year. Disney on Ice, Bon Jovi, and Roger Waters round out the countdown this week.

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Last
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Keyword
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1 8 Justin Bieber
2 4 Breeders Cup
3 - Prince
4 - Take That
5 - Lakers
6 9 Texas Longhorns
7 - George Strait
8 - Disney on Ice
9 - Bon Jovi
10 - Roger Waters

The Week in TicketCity Search – October 29th

Not surprisingly, the top of the countdown is dominated by the World Series. The big term is #1, while the Texas Rangers come in a close second. While their performance in the first couple games has been a little less than stellar, they’ve got home field advantage this weekend. Would be slightly anti-climatic to make to the Fall Classic for the first time and get swept, after all. I’m sure they’re just building up some dramatic tension. Win the next 3, lose Game 6, setting up the big showdown in Game 7, when all the Giants fans will end up cheering for the Rangers in a final dramatic play. All very Rocky IV.

In a more sports themed countdown than usual, Ghostland Observatory shoots into the #3 spot from nowhere. The local boys made good performed last night at the Cedar Park Center, so I bet that had something to do with it. Not to worry, if you missed them, they’ll be in the general vicinity (Houston then Dallas), this weekend.

The Breeders Cup remains popular, holding steady at #4, while Phish again rise up the charts from #9 to #5. That would only be really funny if Dolly Parton managed the same feat. Baylor and Auburn pop into the list below Phish. Baylor is playing Texas this weekend, a factor in both teams ending up on the countdown.

Finally, in something of an inversion of the countdown from month past, both Lady Gaga and the esteemed Mr. Bieber appear at the bottom. I suppose mentioning his absence last weekend was enough to bring him back.

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1 3 World Series
2 1 Texas Rangers
3 - Ghostland Observatory
4 4 Breeders Cup
5 9 Phish
6 - Baylor Football
7 - Auburn Football
8 - Justin Bieber
9 2 Texas Longhorns
10 - Lady Gaga

The Week in TicketCity Search – October 22

Catching up this week, and an interestingly auspicious one it is, as it appears we’ve gone two weeks without the esteemed Mr. Beiber on the countdown. That of course, is nearly as impressive as the performance of the Texas Rangers, who went from 2nd to 1st over the past couple weeks by turning in a performance that few would probably admit they expected. They are one win away from their first trip to the World Series. That will probably end up being a pretty big deal up in Dallas.

In other sporting news the Breeder’s Cup is a bit more popular this year, climbing the charts from 9 to 4. It’s a two day event, scheduled for November 5th and 6th, so ample time to get your tickets. On the football side of things, both the Longhorns and the Cowboys appeared this week, though at opposite ends of the list. We do draw closer to the postseason for both college and pro football. The NCAA conference championships are always big, and a good warm up to bowl season in December.

Shakira hangs in at #5 for a couple weeks, similar to other concert performers, Usher, Roger Waters, and Phish. Phish are enjoying a Beiber-like run for weeks now. Comedian Aziz Ansari came through town this week, and made it to #6 on the countdown as a result.

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1 2 Texas Rangers
2 - Texas Longhorns
3 - World Series
4 9 Breeders Cup
5 5 Shakira
6 - Aziz Ansari
7 4 Usher
8 8 Roger Waters
9 3 Phish
10 - Dallas Cowboys

October 15th

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Keyword
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1 1 ACL Festival
2 - Texas Rangers
3 6 Phish
4 - Usher
5 10 Shakira
6 4 Lady Gaga
7 - Rammstein
8 - Roger Waters
9 - Breeders Cup
10 7 WWE

What conference is your college playing in now?

After a couple of weeks of wild rumors, speculation and a few teams changing conference – it appears now that most of the 2010 conference realignment is done.  The question now is where is your favorite school playing?  The answer is that your school is likely to be playing in the same conference they were a month ago, unless you are a fan of  Boise State, Colorado or Nebraska.  Those three schools were the only significant movers during all of this conference realignment drama.  Below is the breakdown of how the affected conferences will look in the future:

Big 10 Conference (Future)
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Michigan State
Minnesota
Nebraska
Northwestern
Ohio State
Penn State
Purdue
Wisconsin

Big 12 Conference (Future)
Baylor
Iowa State
Kansas
Kansas State
Missouri
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Texas
Texas A&M
Texas Tech

Pac 10 Conference (Future)
Arizona
Arizona State
California – Berkeley
Colorado
Oregon
Oregon State
Stanford
UCLA
USC
Washington
Washington State

Mountain West Conference (Future)
Air Force
Boise State
BYU
Colorado State
New Mexico
San Diego State
TCU
UNLV
Utah
Wyoming

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BCS National Championship Rose Bowl Seating Chart

Many fans have been asking about team sections for the BCS National Championship game between SEC Champion, Alabama Crimson Tide, and Big 12 Champion, the Texas Longhorns at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.  Texas’ allotment has been confirmed to be in Sections 26-28 and Sections 1-4, basically the Southeast corner of the stadium, with the Texas bench in front of Sections 4 and 5.  With that, it is expected that Alabama’s allotment will be sections 12-18 in the Northwest section of the stadium and the Alabama bench in front of sections 18 and 19.  Here’s a seating chart that may be helpful.

Rose Bowl Stadium 2010 BCS National Championship Seating Chart

It is expected that donors and season ticket holders will find out this week if they did in fact get tickets.  Given that, you may want to secure your tickets soon before another rush of demand for BCS Championship tickets could push prices further North.  As of December 8th, average prices in the secondary market are around $1500 – about $950 on the low-end and more than $2,500 on the high-end for premium seating.

Whether it’s the BCS Championship Game or another bowl game you’re interested in, make plans to follow your team and secure your college football bowl tickets now!  Visit TicketCity online or call 1.800.880.8886 and get advice and superior Customer Service from our sales associates.