The Eugene O’Neill Theatre did it again, taking No. 1 in TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, August 14. Currently holding...

The Eugene O’Neill Theatre did it again, taking No. 1 in TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, August 14. Currently holding on to the top spot for seven consecutive weeks, the venue hosts the blockbuster Broadway hit The Book of Mormon, which led this week’s Top Broadway rankings and took No. 2 in the Top Theater rankings. The Eugene O’Neill Theatre power scored a 2.77 this week.

Up two this week to No. 2 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.

In concerts, the Arena has Sade and John Legend coming in September, the 70’s nostalgia tour of Journey, Foreigner & Night Ranger in October, and the very popular Watch The Throne Tour of Jay-Z and Kanye West in December. The MGM Grand Garden Arena power scored a 1.84 this week.

In the top ten for the first time since June was the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, this week finishing at No. 3 and power scoring a 1.68. Staples will have a number of top musical artists appearing in the coming months. Sade and John Legend arrive this month, as does Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry takes the stage in November.

Next in the rankings was Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, down two from last week to finish at No. 4. The Stadium is home to the Dallas Cowboys, currently in preseason and selling well enough to make it to No. 3 in this week’s Top Sports Events rankings. In music, Taylor Swift visits the Stadium for an October show. Dallas Cowboy Stadium power scored a 1.57.

Moving up three this week to No. 5 was the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. With a power score of 1.35, the Stadium hosts home games for both the New York Giants and New York Jets, who are currently in preseason play.

Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA, dropped three spots this week to finish at No. 6. Power scoring a 1.18, the Stadium is home to the Philadelphia Eagles, whose secondary market sales this week were strong enough to take the team to No. 9 in the Top Sports rankings.

Up from its No. 17 finish of last week, Gillette Stadium made an impressive move up to No. 7 in this week’s rankings. The Stadium is home turf to the New England Patriots, whose ticket sales took them to No. 6 in this week’s Top Sports rankings. Gillette Stadium power scored a 1.12 this week.

Also moving back into the top ten this week was Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NY, up from last week’s No. 14 to finish at No. 8. With a power score of 1.11, the Stadium hosts the legendary New York Yankees, who are virtually tied with the Boston Red Sox for the top of the AL East, but whose sales this week edged out their long-time rivals to give the Yanks a No. 1 spot in the Top Sports rankings.

Up one to No. 9 this week was the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. With Celine Dion starting her four-month break to be with her family (and still dominating this week’s Top Vegas rankings), the venue has Rod Stewart arriving later this month, Mexican singer Luis Miguel in early September and Elton John officially filling in for Dion beginning in late September. December brings Shania Twain in her comeback run, with Dion returning just before the New Year. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace power scored a 1.11 this week.

Taking No. 10 this week was the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York, up one from last week and power scoring a 1.10. The outdoor amphitheater still has a number of musical artists set to play on its stage this summer, including Journey, Foreigner and Night Ranger tomorrow night, Ke$ha this weekend and Stevie Nicks in early September.

NFL venues took center stage in the rankings this week, with fewer concert arenas than usual appearing, and only one MLB stadium getting to the top ten. The Eugene O’Neill Theatre was the sole theater venue to make the top ten 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 8/14/2011

       Venue Score
1 Eugene Oneill Theatre Tickets 2.77
2 MGM Grand Garden Arena Tickets 1.84
3 Staples Center Tickets 1.68
4 Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tickets 1.57
5 New Meadowlands Stadium Tickets 1.35
6 Lincoln Financial Field Tickets 1.18
7 Gillette Stadium Tickets 1.12
8 Yankee Stadium Tickets 1.11
9 Caesars Palace – Colosseum Tickets 1.11
10 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Tickets 1.10
11 Gershwin Theatre Tickets 1.10
12 Radio City Music Hall Tickets 1.01
13 Qualcomm Stadium Tickets 1.01
14 Izod Center (formerly Continental Airlines Arena) Tickets 0.97
15 Candlestick Park Tickets 0.93
16 Arthur Ashe Stadium Tickets 0.92
17 Verizon Center – DC Tickets 0.89
18 Fenway Park Tickets 0.89
19 Air Canada Centre Tickets 0.87
20 Roseland Ballroom – NY Tickets 0.80