Madison Square Garden (MSG) once again took No. 1 in TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings, besting all rivals for five consecutive weeks. MSG benefits from...

Madison Square Garden (MSG) once again took No. 1 in TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings, besting all rivals for five consecutive weeks.

MSG benefits from a mix of sports and concert draws this season. The arena is home to the NHL’s New York Rangers and the NBA’s New York Knicks, who, in the midst of “Linsanity”, led this week’s Top Sports Events rankings.

In music, Bruce Springsteen takes the stage in April, as does Cirque Du Soleil’s tribute show, “Michael Jackson the Immortal”.

With the exception of the Eugene O’Neill Theatre (in at No. 2), home to the blockbuster musical “The Book of Mormon”, the majority of the week’s entrants were indoor sports/concert arenas. These venues benefit heavily from NHL and NBA play, as well as Madonna’s upcoming world tour.

This list includes American Airlines Arena in Miami at No. 4, Staples Center in Los Angeles at No. 5, TD Garden in Boston at No. 6, and Wells Fargo Centerin Philadelphia at No. 8.

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.

Top Venues

Week Ending 3/11/12

      VenueScore
1Madison Square Garden Tickets3.75
2Eugene O’Neill Theatre Tickets2.16
3Reliant Stadium Tickets1.90
4American Airlines Arena Tickets1.72
5Staples Center Tickets1.36
6TD Garden (Fleet Center) Tickets1.29
7Verizon Center – DC Tickets1.27
8Wells Fargo Center – PA (formerly Wachovia Center) Tickets1.27
9United Center Tickets1.20
10Philips Arena Tickets1.14
11Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Tickets1.12
12MGM Grand Garden Arena Tickets1.05
13Scottrade Center Tickets1.04
14Sprint Center Tickets1.00
15American Airlines Center Tickets0.98
16MetLife Stadium (Formerly Meadowlands Stadium) Tickets0.98
17Greek Theatre – Los Angeles CA Tickets0.95
18Yankee Stadium Tickets0.90
19Pepsi Center Tickets0.90
20Gershwin Theatre Tickets0.88