NBA arenas are making the most of their abbreviated season on the court, with seven of the top 10 entrants in TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings for the week being home to NBA teams.
The highest ranking of the group was Madison Square Garden (MSG), now topping the venues list for four consecutive weeks. MSG is home to the New York Knicks, whose secondary market ticket sales again took them to No. 1 in the week’s Top Sports Events rankings.
The Knicks have had a faltering start this season, in part due to injuries to rookie guard Iman Shumpert during the team’s opening day win against the Boston Celtics and subsequent loss of forward Amar’e Stoudemire to a sprained left ankle.
Other NBA venues that made it into the rankings this week included the Staples Center in Los Angeles, American Airlines Arena in Miami, TD Garden in Boston and United Center in Chicago, among others.
Though edged out by the NBA blitz this week, theater kept some representation in the Top 10, with the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, in at No. 2. The theater enjoys robust sales each week from blockbuster hit “The Book of Mormon”, which consistently leads TicketNews’ Top Broadway rankings.
TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales for venues from the TicketNetwork Exchange™. A Power Score illustrates a given venue’s significance among all other venues listed in the Exchange. Two factors are used to calculate a power score: total ticket sales for a venue, and total ticket sales overall.
|1||Madison Square Garden Tickets||5.01|
|2||Eugene O’Neill Theatre Tickets||2.83|
|3||Staples Center Tickets||2.53|
|4||American Airlines Arena Tickets||2.13|
|5||TD Garden (Fleet Center) Tickets||1.96|
|6||Caesars Palace – Colosseum Tickets||1.93|
|7||Pantages Theatre – CA Tickets||1.73|
|8||United Center Tickets||1.60|
|9||Wells Fargo Center – PA (formerly Wachovia Center) Tickets||1.60|
|10||Pepsi Center Tickets||1.33|
|11||Radio City Music Hall Tickets||1.26|
|12||Reliant Stadium Tickets||1.24|
|13||Mercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome) Tickets||1.21|
|14||Amway Center Tickets||1.19|
|15||Bank Atlantic Center Tickets||1.11|
|16||Lucas Oil Stadium Tickets||1.09|
|17||Verizon Center – DC Tickets||1.09|
|18||Philips Arena Tickets||1.04|
|19||Citizens Bank Park Tickets||1.01|
|20||American Airlines Center Tickets||1.01|