TicketNews has released its exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, October 24, and for the second week in a row, the World...

TicketNews has released its exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, October 24, and for the second week in a row, the World Series drive from the Texas Rangers took Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, TX to number one on the list, power scoring a monster 16.01.

On October 22, the stadium hosted game six of the Rangers ALCS against the New York Yankees, when the team clinched the American League Championship title four games to two. Rangers tickets for the ALCS hit at number three in TicketNews’ Top Sports Events rankings. Rangers Ballpark will have games three, four and, if necessary, five of the World Series between the Rangers and the San Francisco Giants beginning on October 27.

Not surprisingly, the Giants’ home field, AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA grabbed number two in this week’s rankings, power scoring a 6.24. The Giants are just off their NLCS win against the Philadelphia Phillies. AT&T Park will be the site of games one and two, and, if necessary, six and seven, of the World Series.

Down one spot in the rankings to number three was Madison Square Garden (MSG). Power scoring a 3.02, MSG is of course home to two powerhouse sports teams, the New York Knicks, who begin regular season play tonight in Toronto, and the New York Rangers. In music, MSG has November dates from Roger Waters and Michael Buble later in the month. In December, the venue has performances by Usher for two shows and Phish, who have a three date appearance for the New Year’s Eve holiday.

The Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, is benefiting from the start of NHL and NBA seasons, moving up one to take the number four spot this week. Staples Center is home to the Kings of the NHL as well as the NBA’s Clippersand Lakers. Staples will host tonight’s season opener between the Lakers and the Houston Rockets, and tomorrow’s season opener between the Clippers and the Portland Trail Blazers. In music, Staples has Usher and Roger Waters performing in November, and Michael Buble in December.

Up four this week to take number five in the rankings was Radio City Music Hall. Power scoring a 1.69, the venue is the historic home to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which took top honors in this week’s Top Broadway rankings and second in the Top Theater Events rankings.

Holding steady this week at number six with a power score of 1.64 was the Gershwin Theatre. The venue continues to enjoy strong sales for its long-running hit musical, Wicked.

Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, dropped hard this week, down four spots to number seven. The Stadium is home to the Dallas Cowboys, whose disappointing start to their season has hardly hampered ticket sales. Dallas Cowboys Stadium power scored a 1.54 this week.

Next, TD Garden fell just one this week to take number eight in the rankings. The Garden is home to both the Boston Bruins and the Boston Celtics, who play their much anticipated home opener tonight against the Miami Heat. Music fans will see Justin Bieber in mid-November, with seasonal favorites the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in December. TD Garden power scored a 1.50 this week.

Chicago’s Cadillac Palace also dropped one to finish the week at number nine. The venue is finishing a run of Lion King on November 27, and it opens a production of “Wicked” on December 2. The Cadillac Palace power scored a 1.47.

Finally, American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL, returned to the top ten after a one week hiatus, coming in at number ten and power scoring a 1.30. The Arena is home to LeBron James and his Miami Heat, who have their own home opener against the Orlando Magic on October 29. In music, the venue has the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Justin Bieber and Usher in December, with Lady Gaga arriving in April 2011.

MLB playoff activity brought baseball venues to the top of the list this week, with only one football venue left in the top ten. Basketball and hockey venues made a fair showing, with four NBA arenas in this week.

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.

Top Venues

Week Ending 10/24/2010

       Venue Score
1 Rangers Ballpark In Arlington Tickets 16.01
2 AT&T Park Tickets 6.24
3 Madison Square Garden Tickets 3.02
4 Staples Center Tickets 1.94
5 Radio City Music Hall Tickets 1.69
6 Gershwin Theatre Tickets 1.64
7 Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tickets 1.54
8 TD Garden (Fleet Center) Tickets 1.50
9 Cadillac Palace Tickets 1.47
10 American Airlines Arena Tickets 1.30
11 Heinz Field Tickets 1.17
12 Centre Bell Tickets 1.14
13 Air Canada Centre Tickets 1.10
14 Wells Fargo Center – PA (formerly Wachovia Center) Tickets 1.05
15 Sun Life Stadium (Formerly Dolphin Stadium) Tickets 1.02
16 New Meadowlands Stadium Tickets 1.00
17 New Yankee Stadium Tickets 0.97
18 Honda Center (formerly Arrowhead Pond) Tickets 0.95
19 Qualcomm Stadium Tickets 0.81
20 United Center Tickets 0.80