TicketNews has released its exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, November 2, and as the World Series ends, the holiday season begins. Radio City Music Hall takes over the number one slot this week on strong sales for its Christmas Spectacular. The venue power scores an impressive 4.14 this week. Citizens Bank Park, home to World Series champs the Philadelphia Phillies, held its own in the number two slot this week as the Phillies won the Series in a two-part Game 5 played at the Park and sparking a brisk business for fans selling their ticket stubs. Citizens Bank Park has a power score of 3.47 this week.

Madison Square Garden (MSG) moves back up to the number three position this week. With a power score of 3.14, MSG can again thank sales for top performers such as AC/DC and the upcoming Cirque Du Soleil’s Wintuk, as well as the new season of New York Knicks basketball for its continued high rankings. Up one slot this week to number four, the Gershwin Theatre has a power score of 3.08. Continued strong sales for its blockbuster musical Wicked keep this theater in our top five week after week.

Giants Stadium bumps up one to the number five position this week. The home field to the popular New York Giants and New York Jets comes in with a power score of 2.23 this week. The Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center holds steady in our top ten this week, assisted by robust sales for the hit revival of South Pacific. The Theatre power scores at 1.73 this week.

TD Banknorth Center returns to the top ten this week in the number seven position. With a power score of 1.66, its reappearance is driven by strong sales for top selling artists such as AC/DC, Tina Turner and Metallica. Up one to number eight this week is the Virginia/August Wilson Theatre. The Theatre, home to the long-standing hit Jersey Boys, power scores a 1.61. Next at the number nine position is the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Driven by ticket sales for top performers such as Celine Dion and the upcoming season of its Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, the Center power scores a 1.39 this week.

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Rounding out our top ten this week is the Toyota Center in Houston, TX, coming in with a power score of 1.30. The venue gets a boost back into the rankings this week from an impressive line-up of upcoming shows from top artists such as the Eagles, Coldplay and Metallica, as well as holiday favorites the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and a traveling company of Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular.

TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales for venues from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary market exchange. A Power Score illustrates a given venue’s category-specific significance. Two factors are used to calculate a power score: total ticket sales for a venue, and total ticket sales within the category. As such, power scores should only be used to compare venues within a particular category.

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Top Venues

Week Ending 11/02/2008
      Venue Score
1 Radio City Music Hall Tickets 4.14
2 Citizens Bank Park Tickets 3.47
3 Madison Square Garden Tickets 3.14
4 Gerswhin Theatre Tickets 3.08
5 Giants Stadium Tickets 2.23
6 Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center Tickets 1.73
7 TD Banknorth Garden Tickets 1.66
8 Virginia/August Wilson Theatre Tickets 1.61
9 Staples Center Tickets 1.39
10 Toyota Center Tickets 1.30
11 WaMu Theater Tickets 1.22
12 Texas Stadium Tickets 1.19
13 FedEx Field Tickets 1.08
14 Wachovia Center Tickets 1.06
15 Pantages Theatre Tickets 1.05
16 Verizon Center, D.C. Tickets 1.03
17 Dolphin Stadium Tickets 1.01
18 Caesars Palace Colosseum Tickets 0.92
19 Heinz Field Tickets 0.89
20 American Airlines Center Tickets 0.89