It should come as no surprise that this week we once again find the NCAA Tournament atop our Top 10 list of events. The NCAA Tournament, and in particular the Final Four, is one of the most watched events in the country. It’s been a pretty incredible tournament so far with plenty of upsets including the #9 seeded Wichita State Shockers advancing along with #4 seeds Michigan and Syracuse and the #1 overall seeded Louisville Cardinals. The Georgia Dome will surely be rocking when the Final Four begins on Satruday (4/6/2013).
Other than the impressive numbers from the NCAA Tournament, notable inclusions on this week’s list are the multiple MLB teams. With the 2013 MLB opening day today, interest in baseball tickets has certainly spiked. Of the top 10 events this week, 5 are from the world of baseball.
Top Events Week 12 (3/25/2013 to 4/1/2013)
1. NCAA Tournament Final Four
The NCAA Tournament Final Four field is set with top seeded Louisville joined by Wichita State Shockers (#9), Michigan Wolverines (#4) and Syracuse Orange (#4). Significant traffic is flowing in from fans looking for tickets to the semi-finals and championship game. As such, full session passes are a popular item.
2. One Direction
One Direction keeps chugging along as a major force in the event ticket industry. As soon as the NCAA Tournament is over, expect 1D to resume their reign as the top event at Tickifieds.com
3. Chicago Cubs
The baseball season is underway and despite the fact that the Cubs are coming off a 100 loss season, fans are still looking to enjoy summertime fun at the “Friendly Confines” of Wrigley Field.
4. John Mayer
John Mayer will be spending the summer alongside former American Idol winner Philip Phillips. Ticket demand has been surprisingly strong especially for shows in Atlanta (Lakewood Amphitheater), Colorado (Red Rocks Amphitheater) and Milwaukee (SummerFest).
5. New York Yankees
It could be a looooong year for Yankees fans as age and injuries are really starting to catch up to them. If the Yankees can stay in the race for the AL East title at least fans know that ownership will continue to open up their wallets!
6. Washington Nationals
After a disappointing conclusion to the 2012 season, Nationals fans are looking forward to a full year with pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg and young slugger Bryce Harper. The future is very bright for this team!
7. Pitbull and Kesha
Hip hop mogul Pitbull is teaming up with ke$ha on their 2013 Tour. This party duo is sure to draw strong interest from their legions of dedicated fans- especially for those hard to get Meet and Greet Passes. Popular shows thus far are Atlanta (Lakewood Amphitheater), Holmdel (PNC Bank Arts Center) and, surprisingly, Albuquerque (Hard Rock Pavilion).
8. Kansas City Royals
A bit of surprise here but fans are excited about the KC Royals chances this year. While they may not have the talent of the Detroit Tigers, they Royals have quietly assembled themselves a nice team that should be in contention for at least a wildcard spot.
9. Boston Red Sox
Much like the Yankees and Cubs, Boston Red Sox fans aren’t overly optimistic about their chances this year but that doesn’t seem to stop them from going to games.
10. Big Time Rush
Nickelodeon stars Big Time Rush (aka BTR) will be heading out on tour this summer with emerging pop star Victoria Justice on the 2013 “Summer Break Tour.” The tour announcement came just a few short days ago so expect these guys to creep up the ranking next week.
This top 10 list is compiled from internal search data from Tickifieds.com and organic traffic from search engines. Search terms are ranked by using a combination of both sources of search data.