As expected, the NCAA Tournament is in the spotlight again this week. After an exciting first few rounds of the tournament, we are down to the final 16 teams spread out across each of the 4 regions. The East Region consists of Marquette, Miami, Syracuse and Indiana. The Midwest contains Michigan State, Duke, Louisville and Oregon. Michigan, Kansas, Florida and Florida Gulf Coast make up the South Region. Lastly, the West will feature Arizona, Ohio State, Wichita State and La Salle.
Although there are lots of unexpected teams (see Oregon, Florida Gulf Coast, Wichita State, La Salle, etc.), the Big 10 has lived up to expectations placing four teams in the Sweet Sixteen. I can’t imagine anyone out their still with a perfect bracket!
Top Events Week 11 (3/19/2013 to 3/26/2013)
1. NCAA Tournament
2. One Direction
Despite the fact that the NCAA tournament has outshined them the past two weeks, demand for One Direction tickets has not slowed one bit. Fans are still eagerly looking for the best deals on several of the rapidly approaching 2013 shows. Hot concerts this week include Los Angeles, Tinley Park and Hershey.
3. CONCACAF Gold Cup
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is being hosted by the United States this year much to the delight of soccer fans. Popular matches include USA vs Costa Rica, Panama vs Canada, USA vs Belize, and the Gold Cup Final at Soldier Field in Chicago.
4. Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett is always a popular summer concert as Parrotheads are strong supporters year after year. This year Jimmy will also be playing a few special shows with Jackson Browne at the Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco and Comerica Park in Detroit.
5. Kenny Chesney
6. Milwaukee Summerfest
Interest in the world’s largest music festival is gaining steam as more and more performers are starting to leak out. Already confirmed for 2013 are Fun (with Tegan and Sara), Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers, Jason Aldean, New Kids on the Block with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men, Tim McGraw, Rush and the Vans Warped Tour. Get more details at 2013 Milwakee Summerfest Schedule.
7. Chicago Cubs
The Cubs might still be a few years away from contending for a World Series title but that has not stopped fans from gobbling up tickets. Cubs home opener tickets are drawing the most interest with games against the White Sox coming in a close second.
8. Milwaukee Brewers
9. Bon Jovi
10. Detroit Tigers
The City of Detroit may be a vacant wasteland but at least they have the Detroit Tigers going for them. Demand should remain strong as the Tigers are expected to contend for a World Series title again this year.
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.