Justin Bieber secures the No. 1 postion atop TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings list for the third consecutive week. Three weeks after announcing the tour dates to his upcoming 2012 Believe Tour, which is scheduled to begin this September, the fan excitement — “Bieber Fever” — is still in full swing. MTV reported that all 45 North American tour dates had sold out in less than an hour after going on sale to the general public. Those who weren’t able to secure tickets in that first hour have now turned to the secondary ticket market for their Bieber tickets.
Surging into the No. 3 postion this week were the New York Yankees who sat at No. 16 the week prior. Helping spur them up the rankings list was this past weekend’s Subway Series versus cross town rivals the New York Mets. The Yankees went on to sweep the Mets and are currently tied for first with the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East.
The Yankees hit the road this week first traveling to Turner Field to take on the Atlanta Braves followed by a series in the nation’s capital against the Washington Nationals.
Also climbing up the rankings this week were the Miami Heat who jumped from the No. 11 position up to the No. 5 spot. The Heat found themselves in a ruthless battle with the Boston Celtics in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Both teams’ strong level of play led to series reaching an apex for a deciding Game 7 on Saturday, June 9 where the Miami Heat punched their ticket to the NBA Finals.
The Heat will meet the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena for Game 1 of the Finals tonight, June 12, 2012. League MVP, LeBron James looks to secure his first NBA Championship. However, for James to finally earn a championship ring, the Heat will have to stop three-time scoring champion Kevin Durant. Game 2 is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, and then the series heads to Miami for Game 3 on Sunday, June 17.
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