With the NFL’s regular season set to kick off this Thursday evening, football is making its way into TicketNews Top Events rankings, easing out...

With the NFL’s regular season set to kick off this Thursday evening, football is making its way into TicketNews Top Events rankings, easing out musical acts that took over the list for much of the summer.

The Dallas Cowboys had the best finish of any NFL team this week finishing at No. 6. This will be their first full season under head coach Jason Garrett, and the team hopes to turn things around this year from last season’s dismal 6-10 finish. The Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and New York Jets all finished in the overall top ten of the Events Rankings and were three of the nine teams that landed on the Top Sports Events rankings for the week.

Selena Gomez displayed some star power this week, taking over the top spot in the overall Top Events rankings as well as in this week’s Top Concert rankings. The young singer is finishing up her U.S. tour in September before embarking on an 11-date tour across Canada on October 13.

Theater productions were still prominent in the rankings this week, with Wicked dropping to No. 2 and The Book of Mormon holding on to No. 3. “The Book of Mormon” held on to its first place finish in TicketNews’ Top Broadway rankings this past week, a position it has held for 23 consecutive weeks.

Even though she will not return to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace stage until late December, Celine Dion continues to reign supreme on the Las Vegas strip, once again taking No. 1 in TicketNews’ Top Vegas rankings. Dion is currently on a four month break from her Caesars Palace residency to spend the holidays with family. Elton John will temporarily replace Dion at the Colosseum starting on September 28.

Also coming up at the Colosseum, the grand prize winner of this season’s installment of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” will perform for three consecutive shows on the Colosseum stage. These shows, scheduled for the end of October, sold well enough this week to make it to the Vegas rankings at No. 9.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 9/4/2011

     EventScore
1Selena Gomez Tickets3.77
2Wicked Tickets3.65
3The Book Of Mormon Tickets2.69
4Taylor Swift Tickets2.42
5Chris Brown Tickets1.10
6Dallas Cowboys Tickets1.06
7Sade & John Legend Tickets1.06
8Jersey Boys Tickets1.03
9Green Bay Packers Tickets0.98
10New York Jets Tickets0.91

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 9/4/2011

     EventScore
1Selena Gomez Tickets9.88
2Taylor Swift Tickets6.35
3Chris Brown Tickets2.88
4Sade & John Legend Tickets2.77
5Lil Wayne Tickets2.14
6Adele Tickets2.04
7Honda Civic Tour: Blink 182 & My Chemical Romance Tickets1.83
8Elton John Tickets1.76
9Maroon 5 & Train Tickets1.71
10Watch The Throne Tour: Jay-Z & Kanye West Tickets1.64

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 9/4/2011

     EventScore
1Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.49
2Green Bay Packers Tickets2.29
3New York Jets Tickets2.12
4New York Yankees Tickets2.10
5San Francisco 49ers Tickets1.95
6San Diego Chargers Tickets1.68
7Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets1.65
8New England Patriots Tickets1.64
9Washington Redskins Tickets1.62
10Arizona Cardinals Tickets1.51
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 9/4/2011

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets20.57
2The Book Of Mormon Tickets15.19
3Jersey Boys Tickets5.81
4Les Miserables Tickets5.03
5War Horse Tickets4.83
6Lion King Tickets3.67
7Cirque Du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets2.91
8Cirque du Soleil – Quidam Tickets2.30
9Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets2.02
10Andrea Bocelli Tickets1.85

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 9/4/2011

     EventScore
1The Book Of Mormon Tickets33.99
2Wicked Tickets11.59
3War Horse Tickets10.74
4Cirque Du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets6.51
5Jersey Boys Tickets5.44
6Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets4.51
7How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Tickets3.89
8Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets2.68
9Lion King Tickets2.50
10Phantom Of The Opera Tickets2.41

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 9/4/2011

     EventScore
1Celine Dion Tickets50.49
2Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets18.29
3David Copperfield Tickets5.99
4Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets3.79
5Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets3.66
6Terry Fator Tickets2.60
7Le Reve Tickets2.26
8Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets2.19
9America’s Got Talent Tickets1.57
10Jay Leno Tickets1.35