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Patriots, Taylor Swift tickets help make Gillette Stadium top venue
TicketNews®' exclusive top venues rankings saw quite the shake up for the week ending November 18, 2012. Consistent frontrunner the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, home of "The Book of Mormon," fell to its lowest position in months coming in at No. 8. This fall has opened the door to a whole new group at the top of the venues rankings.
This week's top spot belongs to Gillette Stadium, with a commanding lead over the rest of the venues on the list. Located in Foxboro, Massachusetts, Gillette Stadium is home to the NFL's New England Patriots. This past weekend the Patriots played host to the Indianapolis Colts. Despite the departure of Peyton Manning to the Denver Broncos, demand for the game was still high with fans eager to see how rookie Andrew Luck would matchup against Tom Brady. The Patriots have three more regular season home games left for the month of December facing off against the Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, and the Miami Dolphins.
While New England Patriots tickets likely played a role in Gillette Stadium's top rankings score, it was two concert onsales from country singer Taylor Swift that really propelled the venue. Tickets for Taylor Swift's Red Tour went on sale to the general public Friday, November 16, 2012. With the record sales for her Red album it came as no surprise that tickets to Swift's tour would be in extremely high demand. Swift, who will be acompanied by Ed Sheeran, was originally scheduled to visit Gillette Stadium once along the tour but a second date was quickly added to attempt fulfilling the demand. Taylor Swift will visit Gillette Stadium on July 26 and 27. Swift isn't the only country artist scheduled to visit Gillette Stadium next year, Kenny Chesney recently announced his No Shoes Nation tour which will be visiting Foxboro on August 24.
At a distant second place this week is Madison Square Garden. The Garden likely saw a boost thanks largely to the early success of the New York Knicks. The Knicks started the 2012-2013 NBA season 6-0, and currently sit at 7-1. Their next home game is scheduled for Sunday, November 25 against the Detroit Pistons.
Dallas Cowboys Stadium rounds out the top three this week. Similar to Gillette Stadium, the venue likely saw a boost in rankings this week courtesy of the May 25 concert from Taylor Swift going on tour. In addition to Swift tickets the venue was also aided by NFL ticket sales. The Cowboys hosted the Cleveland Browns this past Sunday and will take on the Washington Redskins this Thanksgiving at home as well.
TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales for venues from the TicketNetwork Exchange™. A Power Score illustrates a given venue's significance among all other venues listed in the Exchange. Two factors are used to calculate a power score: total ticket sales for a venue, and total ticket sales overall.
|1||Gillette Stadium Tickets||5.10|
|2||Madison Square Garden Tickets||2.98|
|3||Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tickets||2.55|
|4||Barclays Center Tickets||2.54|
|5||Rogers Centre Tickets||2.49|
|6||Radio City Music Hall Tickets||2.40|
|7||Staples Center Tickets||2.23|
|8||Eugene O'Neill Theatre Tickets||1.92|
|9||Verizon Center - DC Tickets||1.88|
|10||Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco Tickets||1.71|
|11||Sleep Train Arena (formerly Power Balance Pavilion) Tickets||1.64|
|12||Philips Arena Tickets||1.63|
|13||Prudential Center Tickets||1.42|
|14||Soldier Field Stadium Tickets||1.39|
|15||Ford Field Tickets||1.38|
|16||American Airlines Arena Tickets||1.34|
|17||Lincoln Financial Field Tickets||1.21|
|18||Tampa Bay Times Forum Tickets||1.17|
|19||TD Garden (Fleet Center) Tickets||1.13|
|20||Toyota Center - TX Tickets||1.13|