MetLife Stadium climbed to the top of TicketNews exclusive venue rankings this week thanks to some highly anticipated events taking place at the two-year old stadium.

Driving the venue into the No. 1 position were ticket sales for the Garden State’s hometown hero, Bruce Springsteen. The singer, who is affectionately known to his fans as “The Boss,” will be performing at the open-air venue alongside his beloved E Street Band for three dates in September.

Additionally helping the stadium lead the way this week, were resident NFL football teams, the New York Giants and the New York Jets. The NFL released its 2012 regular season schedule last Tuesday which includes the season kick-off between the Giants and the Dallas Cowboys on September 5 at MetLife Stadium.

The Cowboys home stadium also made a strong showing and was able to make its debut in the rankings grabbing the No. 5 spot. In addition to Cowboys tickets, Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, enjoyed a boost when tickets to the popular Brothers of the Sun Tour featuring Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw went on sale this past week for their upcoming June 9 performance.

With the Major League Baseball season now in full swing, baseball stadiums are starting to show up on the top venue rankings this week. Wrigley Field home to the Chicago Cubs grabbed the No. 4 position, Citizens Bank Park home to the Philadelphia Phillies jumped into the No. 5 spot and New York’s Yankees Stadium dropped to No. 7 this week, down from No. 3 last week.

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 4/22/12

       Venue Score
1 MetLife Stadium (Formerly Meadowlands Stadium) Tickets 2.46
2 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Tickets 2.14
3 Eugene O’Neill Theatre Tickets 2.11
4 Wrigley Field Tickets 2.03
5 Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tickets 1.82
6 Citizens Bank Park Tickets 1.65
7 Yankee Stadium Tickets 1.37
8 Comcast Center – MA (formerly Tweeter Center) Tickets 1.32
9 Staples Center Tickets 1.25
10 MGM Grand Garden Arena Tickets 1.22
11 American Airlines Arena Tickets 1.19
12 Fenway Park Tickets 1.17
13 Rogers Arena (formerly General Motors Place) Tickets 1.08
14 Madison Square Garden Tickets 1.08
15 Susquehanna Bank Center (Formerly Tweeter Center) Tickets 1.06
16 TD Garden (Fleet Center) Tickets 1.05
17 Verizon Center – DC Tickets 1.03
18 Rangers Ballpark In Arlington Tickets 0.98
19 Rogers Centre Tickets 0.88
20 Philips Arena Tickets 0.84

Last Updated on April 25, 2012