Ticket sales for Celine Dion’s newly opened Las Vegas show are hot this week, taking the Caesars Palace – Colosseum to number one in...

Ticket sales for Celine Dion’s newly opened Las Vegas show are hot this week, taking the Caesars Palace – Colosseum to number one in TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, March 27.

The rankings leader for the second week in a row, the venue is home for the next three years to Dion, who crushed all rivals in TicketNews’ Top Vegas Events rankings, even making it to three in this week’s Top Concerts and four in the Top Events rankings. Caesars Palace – Colosseum power scored a 2.23 this week.

Next, the Prudential Center made a big move this week, up five to take the number two slot with a power score of 2.08. The home of the New Jersey Nets and New Jersey Devils was the setting this weekend for the NCAA Men’s Basketball East Regional semi-finals and final. In music, Lady Gaga hits the stage in April.

Bumped by both Celine Dion and NCAA tournament play, Madison Square Garden (MSG) dropped one this week to take the number three position. MSG’s New York Knicks, hitting at number eight in Top Sports, certainly helped keep the venue strong in the rankings, as did its other home team, the New York Rangers.

In music, the venue has Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks in April, and Taylor Swift arrives in November. Madison Square Garden finished the week with a power score of 2.07.

Also losing some ground this week was the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, down one to the number four position. Power scoring a 2.01, Staples is home to the NBA’s Lakers and Clippers and the NHL’s Kings. Staples’ numbers got a boost from this week’s visit by Lady Gaga, while Lil Wayne performs in April. Taylor Swift arrives in August for four shows, and the fan favorite WWE tour also makes an appearance in August.

The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI, made a rare appearance in the rankings this week, in at number five. The home to the Detroit Pistons also has scheduled dates with musical artists like Lil Wayne in April and Bob Seger for three shows in May. The Palace of Auburn Hills power scored a 1.78 this week.

Up four spots from last week was the New Meadowlands Stadium, coming in at number six and power scoring a 1.57. The three-day Bamboozle Festival begins on April 29, with Lil Wayne taking the stage on the festival’s last day. Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band perform at the Stadium in August. In sports, the Meadowlands has the CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinal on June 18, with both USA Men’s Soccer and the Mexico national team entering CONCACAF Gold Cup play in early June.

The Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, advanced two spots from last week, finishing at number seven and power scoring a 1.54. The home of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks was the site of last week’s NCAA Men’s Basketball West Regional, where the UConn Huskies advanced to the Final Four. In music, Lady Gaga takes the stage this week, and Lil Wayne appears in April.

After one week away, the Gershwin Theatre in New York City made it back into the top ten this week, in at eight and power scoring a 1.43. The Gershwin continues to benefit week after week from robust sales for its long running musical Wicked, which once again this week took top honors in the Top Theater, Top Broadway and Top Events rankings.

Dropping one to number nine was the TD Garden in Boston, MA. The Garden is home to the Boston Celtics of the NBA, as well as the Top Venues

Week Ending 3/27/2011

      VenueScore1 Caesars Palace – Colosseum Tickets2.232Prudential Center Tickets2.083 Madison Square Garden Tickets2.074 Staples Center Tickets2.015 Palace Of Auburn Hills Tickets1.786 New Meadowlands Stadium Tickets1.577 Honda Center (formerly Arrowhead Pond) Tickets1.548 Gershwin Theatre Tickets1.439 TD Garden (Fleet Center) Tickets1.4110 Eugene Oneill Theatre Tickets1.1611 United Center Tickets1.1012 Tennis Center At Crandon Park Tickets1.0813 American Airlines Arena Tickets1.0314 Reliant Stadium Tickets1.0315 Yankee Stadium Tickets0.9316 Verizon Center – DC Tickets0.8617 MGM Grand Garden Arena Tickets0.8518 Augusta National Golf Club Tickets0.8519 Nassau Coliseum Tickets0.8420 Kennedy Center Opera House Tickets0.83