New York City venues continue their reign over TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings list with the top three spots. Yankees Stadium comes in with the...

New York City venues continue their reign over TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings list with the top three spots. Yankees Stadium comes in with the No. 1 position this week again this week. The venue has a busy schedule up ahead with the Yankees hosting the Baltimore Orioles, and Seattle Mariners. Next Wednesday, August 8 the stadium will be host to an exhibition match between soccer(football) clubs AC Milan and Real Madrid.

Theaters picked up the next two spots with Eugene O’Neill Theatre coming in second and Sarofim Hall rounding things out in the third spot. “The Book of Mormon” and “The Lion King” continue to draw in large audiences and show no signs of slowing down.

Charging on to this week’s rankings and all the way up to the fourth position is Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Tickets for the Cowboys 2012-2013 NFL season just went on sale to the general public Friday, June 27. With the Cowboys being one of the most popular teams in all of sports it comes as no surprise that they’ve captured the fourth spot.

The stadium will host two preseason games — one on August 25 against the St. Louis Rams and the other on August 29 taking on the Miami Dolphins. However, the teams first home game won’t come until September 23 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The stadium is also hosting a college football game, the Cowboys Classic, on September 1 with the Crimson Tide of Alabama taking on the Michigan Wolverines.

MetLife Stadium also saw a brief spike in TicketNews’ rankings this week moving up four sports to the fitfth position. This comes after the venue released an announcement Monday, July 23 stating that a new block of tickets had been released for all three of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball performances there this September. Tickets went on sale to the public July 24 at 10 a.m. and with Springsteen hailing from New Jersey these tickets are sure to go fast.

With the announcement of the 2012-2013 NBA schedule on Thursday, July 26 the Barclays Center has made another appearance on the rankings list coming in at No. 11. Fans in the New York metro area are eagerly anticipating the opening of this state of the art venue and the new look for the Nets. Season tickets for the Brooklyn Nets are currently on sale with some sections already sold out. The Brooklyn Nets first home game couldn’t be any better with a matchup against the New York Knicks on November 1.

Top Venues

Week Ending 7/29/12

       Venue Score
1 Yankee Stadium Tickets 3.58
2 Eugene O’Neill Theatre Tickets 2.57
3 Sarofim Hall – Hobby Center Tickets 1.89
4 Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tickets 1.55
5 MetLife Stadium (Formerly New Meadowlands Stadium) Tickets 1.35
6 Arthur Ashe Stadium Tickets 1.32
7 Orpheum Theatre – San Francisco Tickets 1.23
8 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Tickets 1.22
9 Reliant Stadium Tickets 1.20
10 Staples Center Tickets 0.97
11 Barclays Center Tickets 0.90
12 Sun Life Stadium (Formerly Dolphin Stadium) Tickets 0.87
13 Thomas & Mack Center Tickets 0.85
14 BankAtlantic Center Tickets 0.85
15 Verizon Center – DC Tickets 0.84
16 Fenway Park Tickets 0.84
17 Rangers Ballpark In Arlington Tickets 0.82
18 Madison Square Garden Tickets 0.82
19 AT&T Park Tickets 0.79
20 MGM Grand Garden Arena Tickets 0.79