TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, July 31 revealed considerable staying power for the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, which has taken the...

TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, July 31 revealed considerable staying power for the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, which has taken the top spot in the rankings for a total of five consecutive weeks.

The New York theater is home to the Tony Award winning musical The Book of Mormon, which this week also took No. 1 in TicketNews’ Top Broadway rankings and No. 2 in the week’s Top Theater rankings. The Eugene O’Neill power scored a 2.30 this week.

Holding steady at No. 2 this week was FedEx Field in Landover, MD. With a power score of 2.16, the home of the Washington Redskins was the host on July 30 for a match between two world-renown soccer teams, Manchester United, and FC Barcelona. Manchester United finished their U.S. summer tour by winning the game 2-1, remaining undefeated for all games played in the U.S.

Moving up one this week was the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, which is preparing for two major bouts in the coming months. On September 17, five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. meets WBC World Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz, and on November 12, Manny Pacquiao has a scheduled bout with Juan Manuel Márquez. Tickets for Pacquiao’s fight sold well on the secondary market this week, hitting at No. 3 in the Top Sports rankings.

In music, Sade and John Legend take the MGM stage in early September. The MGM Grand Garden Arena finished the week with a power score of 2.07.

Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, bolted up from last week’s No. 16 to take No. 4 in the week’s rankings. This weekend, the home to the Dallas Cowboys hosts FC Barcelona in a match against Mexican professional football’s Club América.

Ticket sales for the Cowboys came in strong this week as well, making it to No. 6 in this week’s Top Sports rankings. Taylor Swift, leading this week’s Top Concert rankings and taking No. 2 in Top Events, is scheduled to perform at the stadium in early October. Dallas Cowboys Stadium finished the week with a power score of 1.92.

This weekend’s two performances from Paul McCartney, in at No. 2 in this week’s Top Concerts and No. 3 in the Top Events rankings, helped to boost the week’s numbers for Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL. Largely due to McCartney’s visit, the home to the legendary Chicago Cubs moved up from last week’s No. 12 to take No. 5, finishing the week with a power score of 1.66.

Holding firm at No. 6 this week was another Vegas venue, the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. With a power score of 1.47, the Colosseum is currently hosting the three year residency of pop legend Celine Dion, who once again dominated this week’s Top Vegas rankings and hit at No. 6 in the week’s Top Concerts. The venue is also gearing up to host a number of other top artists in the coming months, including Rod Stewart arriving in late August, Elton John in September and Shania Twain in December.

Soccer helped to boost the Sun Life Stadium back into the top ten, moving up from last week’s No. 13 to finish at No. 7. The home to both the MLB’s Florida Marlins and the NFL’s Miami Dolphins gets in on this summer’s soccer fest this week by hosting FC Barcelona, against another Mexican professional club, Chivas de Guadalajara. Sun Life Stadium power scored a 1.36 this week.

After spending much of the summer in the top five, the Gershwin Theatre, dropped this week, down four spots from last week to land at No. 8. The theater is home to the long-running hit musical Wicked, which this week took No. 1 in both the Top Events and Top Theater categories and finished second in the Top Broadway rankings. The Gershwin power scored a 1.24 this week.

In the wake of last week’s agreement between NFL players and owners ending their five month lockout, San Francisco 49ers ticket sales were strong this week, taking the team to No. 4 in the week’s Top Sports. The momentum helped to carry their long-time home turf of Candlestick Park to No. 9 in the venues rankings, finishing the week with a power score of 1.22.

Once again finishing the week at No. 10 was New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Power scoring a 1.22, Radio City is home through early October to the popular Cirque Du Soleil production Zarkana, which hit at No. 3 in this week’s Top Broadway rankings and five in Top Theater. Starting in November, the venue opens its iconic holiday show, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which hit at No. 10 in the week’s Top Broadway rankings.

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 7/31/2011

       Venue Score
1 Eugene Oneill Theatre Tickets 2.30
2 Fedex Field Tickets 2.16
3 MGM Grand Garden Arena Tickets 2.07
4 Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tickets 1.92
5 Wrigley Field Tickets 1.66
6 Caesars Palace – Colosseum Tickets 1.47
7 Sun Life Stadium (Formerly Dolphin Stadium) Tickets 1.36
8 Gershwin Theatre Tickets 1.24
9 Candlestick Park Tickets 1.22
10 Radio City Music Hall Tickets 1.22
11 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Tickets 1.20
12 Fenway Park Tickets 1.10
13 Lincoln Financial Field Tickets 1.09
14 Bank Atlantic Center Tickets 1.02
15 Gillette Stadium Tickets 1.01
16 Yankee Stadium Tickets 1.00
17 New Meadowlands Stadium Tickets 0.98
18 Heinz Field Tickets 0.90
19 Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center Tickets 0.88
20 Staples Center Tickets 0.87