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

       Venue Score
1 Madison Square Garden Tickets 3.75
2 Eugene O’Neill Theatre Tickets 2.16
3 Reliant Stadium Tickets 1.90
4 American Airlines Arena Tickets 1.72
5 Staples Center Tickets 1.36
6 TD Garden (Fleet Center) Tickets 1.29
7 Verizon Center – DC Tickets 1.27
8 Wells Fargo Center – PA (formerly Wachovia Center) Tickets 1.27
9 United Center Tickets 1.20
10 Philips Arena Tickets 1.14
11 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Tickets 1.12
12 MGM Grand Garden Arena Tickets 1.05
13 Scottrade Center Tickets 1.04
14 Sprint Center Tickets 1.00
15 American Airlines Center Tickets 0.98
16 MetLife Stadium (Formerly Meadowlands Stadium) Tickets 0.98
17 Greek Theatre – Los Angeles CA Tickets 0.95
18 Yankee Stadium Tickets 0.90
19 Pepsi Center Tickets 0.90
20 Gershwin Theatre Tickets 0.88
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By Kelly McWilliams