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Tickets for dates on Madonna's latest tour have been going on sale over the last couple weeks and in that time, the iconic singer-songwriter has become the undisputed queen of TicketNews exclusive events rankings. She dominated the ranks of top sellers on the secondary market this past week, marking two consecutive weeks at the top of the list.
With the help of the latest tour from Madonna along with Super Bowl XLVI being over, indoor sports and concert arenas took over the top spots in TicketNews' exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, February 12.
Madison Square Garden (MSG) returned to the No. 1 spot after four weeks out. Although Madonna won't be visiting MSG, it was the arenas sports teams, the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, that contributed to its strong performance. In addition, MSG is hosting the sold-out Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this week.
The ongoing litigation between secondary ticketing website viagogo and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) is heading to the Supreme Court of England, where a final decision will be reached as to whether or not viagogo will be forced to release the names of individuals who sold tickets through the site for RFU matches.
Viagogo is the premier European secondary ticketing site, selling tickets to concerts and sporting events throughout the United Kingdom and continental Europe. The company was established by the co-founder of StubHub, Eric Baker. In 2006, after a falling out with StubHub's other co-founder, Jeff Fluhr, Baker brought the business model to Europe where he established viagogo.
In the lead up to this weekend's Super Bowl XLVI, tickets for the big game took over the top spot in TicketNews' exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, February 5.
The championship game, which also took Lucas Oil Stadium to the top of TicketNews' venues rankings for a second week, was a rematch between the Patriots and their Super Bowl XLII foes, the New York Giants. On February 5, the Giants repeated their win of four years ago behind a catch by wide receiver Mario Manningham which set up a fourth quarter comeback for Big Blue, ending the game in a 21-17 win.
With just a week to go until the Super Bowl, fans have taken Lucas Oil Stadium to No. 1 in TicketNews' exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, January 29.
The NFC Conference Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants edged out some top musical acts in TicketNews' exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, January 22.
49ers tickets for this weekend's NFC Championship Game made it into the top ten for the second straight week, this week hitting at No. 1 on the secondary market. The Giants ultimately came on top of the game, kicking a last-second field goal in overtime.
The late-starting NBA season and a long anticipated rock reunion brought indoor arenas to the top of TicketNews' exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, January 15.
Madison Square Garden (MSG) topped the week's rankings, coming in at No. 1 for the sixth consecutive week. The arena was aided by strong sales for the NBA's New York Knicks and the NHL's Atlantic Division leading New York Rangers.
Popular rockers Coldplay continued to have success in TicketNews' exclusive events rankings, finishing at No. 2 for the week ending Sunday, January 8.
The band's strong secondary sales have kept them in the top ten since mid-December, when tickets for their 2012 North American tour went on sale to the public. They will begin their tour in support of their latest album, "Mylo Xyloto," on April 17 in Edmonton, AB.
NBA arenas are making the most of their abbreviated season on the court, with seven of the top 10 entrants in TicketNews' exclusive venues rankings for the week being home to NBA teams.
The highest ranking of the group was Madison Square Garden (MSG), now topping the venues list for four consecutive weeks. MSG is home to the New York Knicks, whose secondary market ticket sales again took them to No. 1 in the week's Top Sports Events rankings.
Broadway productions may have regained the top spots in TicketNews' exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, December 25, but two of the most popular bands continued to make waves at the top of the rankings.
Last week, Coldplay took the rankings by storm, pushing Broadway staples "Wicked" and "The Book of Mormon" out of the top spots. This week the British rockers dropped from No. 1, but still experienced strong enough sales on the secondary market to capture third place.