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Ticket OnSales 12/2/2013 to 12/9/2013

onedirectionThe week of December 2nd 2013 is pretty big week on the concert ticket on sale  front.  Some of the expected hot events include Brad Paisley, Bryan Adams, Casting Crowns, Darius Rucker, Demi Lovato, Elton John, Florida Georgia Line, Gavin Degraw, George Stait, Jason Aldean, Journey with Steve Miller Band,  Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Luke Bryan, Michael Buble, tobyMac and the biggest of them all ONE DIRECTION. There are also a few sporting events releasing tickets to the public this week.  These include the 2014 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix, 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament, 2014 MVC basketball tournament, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals spring training, Davis Cup Tennis, and the WAC Basketball Championships.

  • 2014 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas (Austin TX)
  • 2014 NCAA Tournament (St. Louis MO, Orlando FL, Milwaukee WI, Dayton OH)
  • 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Tournament (St. Louis MO)
  • 3 Doors Down (Detroit MI, Niagara Falls NY)
  • Atlanta Braves (2014 Spring Training)
  • Barenaked Ladies (Revo NV)
  • Bill Cosby (Oakland CA)
  • Bill Engvall (Baton Rouge LA)
  • Bill Maher (Cupertino CA)
  • Brad Paisley (Greenville SC, Uniondale NY, Nashville TN, Fort Wayne IN)
  • Bryan Adams (Winnipeg MB, Saskatoon SK, Vernon BC, Regina SK, Medicine Hat AB, Prince Albert SK)
  • Canadian Country Music Association Awards (Edmonton AB)
  • Casting Crowns (Tampa FL, Lexington KY, Amherst MA, Hoffman Estates IL, Gainesville FL, Portland ME, Newark NJ, Baltimore MD)
  • Darius Rucker (Columbia SC)
  • Davis Cup Tennis (San Diego CA)
  • Demi Lovato (Indianapolis IN)
  • Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure (Coral Gables FL)
  • Disney On Ice : 100 Years of Magic (Johnstown PA)
  • Disney On Ice : Passport To Adventure (Toledo OH)
  • Disney On Ice: Princesses & Heroes (Columbus GA)
  • Disney On Ice: Rockin’ Ever After (Fresno CA)
  • Disney On Ice: Rockin’ Ever After (Stockton CA)
  • Dixie National Rodeo (Jaskson MS)
  • Dru Hill (Washington DC)
  • Elton John (Kanata ON)
  • Florida Georgia Line (Evansville IN, Tupelo MS)
  • Gabriel Iglesias (Cincinnati OH)
  • Gavin Degraw (Robinsonville MS, San Antonio TX)
  • George Strait (Arlington TX)
  • Il Divo (St. Louis MO)
  • Infected Mushroom (Wallingford CT, Washington DC, Chicago IL, Boston MA, Indianapolis IN)
  • Janeane Garofalo & Greg Behrendt (San Francisco CA)
  • Jason Aldean (University Park PA, Hamilton ON)
  • Jay Leno (Detroit MI)
  • Joel Osteen (Tallahassee FL)
  • Journey and Steve Miller Band (Scranton PA, Noblesville IN, Mansfield MA, Atlanta GA, Hollywood CA, Denver CO, Kansas City MO, Bristow VA, Saratoga Springs NY, Camden NJ, Chula Vista CA, Albuquerque NM, Wheatland CA, Tinley Park IL)
  • Kansas City Royals (2014 Spring Training)
  • Kid Rock (Thackerville OK)
  • Lady Antebellum (Columbus OH, Fresno CA)
  • Lady Gaga (New York NY)
  • Luke Bryan (Mismarck ND, Omaha NE, Fargo ND)
  • Michael Buble (New York NY)
  • MLS Cup Sporting Kansas City vs Real Salt Lake (Kansas City KS)
  • moe. (Cleveland OH, Pittsburgh PA)
  • Monster Jam (Albuquerque NM, Memphis TN, Bismarck ND, Florence SC)
  • NFL Pro Bowl (Honolulu HI)
  • One Direction (Houston TX, El Paso TX, Arlington TX, Miami FL, Glendale AZ, Nashville TN, Pasadena CA, East Rutherford NJ, Tampa FL, Atlanta GA, Charlotte NC, Toronto ON, New Orleans LA, Foxborough MA, Philadelphia PA, Chicago IL, St Louis MO, San Antonio TX, Washington DC)
  • Prince (Uncasville CT)
  • Sesame Street Live : Elmo Makes Music (Boston MA, Bethlehem PA, University Park PA)
  • Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing (Cedar Rapids IA, Rochester NY)
  • Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend (Laredo TX, Oklahoma City OK)
  • Texas Rangers (2014 Spring Training)
  • The Band Perry (Bangor ME)
  • The Chieftans (New York NY)
  • Datsik (Wallingford CT, Norfolk VA, Richmond VA)
  • The Fresh Beat Band (San Jose CA)
  • tobyMac (Kennewick WA, Seattle WA)
  • UFC on Fox (Chicago IL)
  • WAC Basketball Championships (Las Vegas NV)
  • Willie Nelson (Macon GA)
  • Wiz Khalifa (Anchorage AK)
  • WWE Live Oakland CA, University Park PA, Providence RI, Omaha NE, San Jose CA)

2013 MLB Playoff Picture

Pittsburgh Pirates playoff chances

Are the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates for real or will they fade down the stretch?

Now that the 2013 MLB All Star game is complete, many teams have decided to throw up the white flag and “wait til next year”.  Others are gearing up and looking to acquire a few pieces of the puzzle for a playoff push.  The best indication of where you team fits on the above spectrum is to see who is buying and who is selling come the MLB trade deadline on July 31st.  Although MLB baseball tickets are not necessarily a big seller on the secondary ticket market, knowing which teams tickets will be in demand come time to chase the pennant can reap huge rewards.  With that in mind we decided to breakdown the 2013 MLB playoff picture.

American League

The American League is filled with tight races in each of the 3 divisions.  In the American League East, The Boston Red Sox currently have a 1.5 game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays.  However, the AL East is far from a two pony show as the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees are also both within striking distance (not to mention in wildcard contention).  The only team seemingly out of it is the Toronto Blue Jays – currently 12.5 games out (9 games in the wildcard).

In the AL Central, the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians are in a heated race.  The Tigers are currently ahead by 1.5 games but a lot of things can change depending on what happens at the trade deadline.  The rest of the AL Central including the Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox are pretty much out of it and are expected to be sellers at the trade deadline.

In the American League West, there is also apparently a 2 team race for the division crown.  The pesky Oakland A’s currently have a 2 game advantage over the Texas Rangers.  However, the Texas Rangers are expected to be big players in the trade deadline frenzy.  Rumor has it that they are close to landing Chicago Cubs ace Matt Garza.  The rest of the west, including the Anaheim Angels, Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros are out of it and will likely be gutted for prospects.

Still in it, to win it:  Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Oakland A’s, Texas Rangers.

Count them out:  Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, Anaheim Angels, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros.

National League

The National League playoff picture isn’t quite as complicated as it is in the American League.  The National League East is already seemingly locked up by the Atlanta Braves.  The Braves currently have a 6.5 game lead over the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals.  While 6.5 games is far from insurmountable, the Phillies nor the Nationals are not likely to add any significant pieces to make a playoff push. In fact, the Phils may actually be sellers.

In the NL Central we actually have a really interesting pennant race.  The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates thus far have been the 2 best teams in the MLB.  The Cardinals have a slim 2.5 game lead but the young, upstart pirates show no signs of fading down the stretch.  The Cincinnati Reds are also a strong team sitting 13 games above .500 but are 4.5 games back.  The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers, however, are done and will be unloading talent and salaries before the trade deadline.

Lastly, in the weak NL West the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angles Dodgers and perhaps the Colorado Rockies are still deciding who deserves a change to lose in the first round this post season.  The Dodgers are just 1.5 games behind the Dbacks and are likely the only team willing to add payroll and talent.  The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres are certainly on the wait till next year path.

Still in it, to win it:  Atlanta Braves, St, Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies

Count them out:  Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Miami Marlins, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres

Tickifieds Top 10 Weekly Searches – One Direction Finally Slipping

 

Lady gaga 2013 tour

It finally happened…someone has beaten out One Direction for the top spot on our Top 10 Weekly Searches.  The lucky winner this time is the one and only Lady Gaga.  This puts an end to 1D’s impressive run of 16 straight weeks at #1.  The Lady Gaga surge is due to the fact that a whole slew of tickets to her 2013 Born This Way Ball Tour have been going on sale for the past week.  The last batch on on sales start tomorrow Friday October 5th for her shows in NYC, Brooklyn, St. Louis, St. Paul, Nashville, and Phoenix.

Top 10 Tickifieds Ticket Searches (September 27 – October 4, 2012)

1. Lady Gaga

There is a new queen of Tickifieds as Lady Gaga edges out the boy band One Direction.

2.  One Direction

Although One Direction dropped to #2 this week, search traffic is still extremely strong.

3.  Garth Brooks

The country music legend is playing for a limited time in Las Vegas.

4.  Detroit Tigers Playoffs

Miguel Cabrera wins the first triple crown in 45 years and the Tigers edge out the White Sox for the Division title.  Detroit is buzzing!

5.  Houston Texans

The Texans are looking like viable Super Bowl contenders.  Ticket prices and fan interest is growing.

6. Texas A&M Football

College Station is gobbling up SEC football.  Fans from all over Texas are excited to see some of the top teams in the nation.

7.  Atlanta Braves Playoffs

Braves fans are normally apathetic but the institution of the additional Wildcard game has Brave fans seeking tickets!

8.  Madonna

Despite her latest controversial tirade, fans are still eager to see the 90’s pop icon.  Ticket prices have dropped dramatically with many tickets on the market well below face value.

9.   Auburn Tigers Football

Auburn may not be primed for a BCS bowl but they still love their football in Tigerland.

10.  San Jose Earthquakes

I have no knowledge of what is going on in the world of soccer but I do know the San Jose Earthquakes are getting a ton of traffic over the last few days….what is going on with them?

Other trending events:  TCU Football, Justin Bieber, LSU Football, FSU Football, Bayou Bucket, Carolina Panthers, Notre Dame, Mumford & Sons.

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.

Updated 2012 MLB Playoff Scenarios

Orioles Playoffs 2012

The O’s are in for the first time in 15 years but can they take down the evil empire and win the AL East?

With just two games left of the 2012 MLB regular season, the playoff picture is nearly complete.  The National League is just about all locked up with only 1 wild card spot not yet cinched up.  The Washington Nationals are your 2012 NL East Champs, the Cincinnati Reds won the NL Central, and the San Francisco Giants locked up the NL West title.  The Atlanta Braves have locked up the first wildcard spot and will host the other wildcard team.  Right now it is looking like the Cardinals will be that team as the Dodgers are 2 back with only 2 games left.  They would need the Cardinals to lose their last 2 games and they would need to win their 2 remaining games.  I just don’t see that happening.

Over in the American League, things are not quite as settled.  The only team to clinch the division title so far are the Detroit Tigers.  The Tigers locked up the AL Central last night after beating the Kansas City Royals.  In the AL East, both the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles have locked up playoff spots however it is yet to be determined who will win the division.  The Yankees currently have a 1 game lead but are hosting the hated Boston Red Sox for the final 2 games.  The loser of the AL East race will be relegated to a Wild Card spot.  In the AL West, the Texas Rangers currently have a 1 game lead over the Oakland A’s.  Like the AL East, the 2nd place finisher is guaranteed a Wild Card spot.  What really complicated things is that there is a good possibility there will be at least 1 tie for a division title.  That means that a 1-game tie breaker game would be played.  The only thing we know right now is that the Tigers will be the #3 seed.

So, if I haven’t confused you too much already, here are your 2012 MLB Playoff Teams.

2012 Nationals League Playoff Teams

  1. Washington Nationals
  2. Cincinnati Reds
  3. San Francisco Giants
  4. St. Louis Cardinals
  5. Atlanta Braves

2012 American League Playoff Teams

  1. Texas Rangers
  2. New York Yankees
  3. Detroit Tigers
  4. Baltimore Orioles
  5. Oakland Athletics

 

2012 MLB Playoff Race and Preview

2012 MLB PLayoffs

Who’s your favorite to win the World Series?

With only 6 days left until the end of the MLB regular season, the 2012 playoff picture is beginning to become more clear.  Baseball isn’t traditionally a strong niche within the event ticket industry, but popular teams in major markets can demand top dollar for highly coveted playoff tickets.

Although their are many popular and familiar teams headed to the post-season (e.g. the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals), this year we have quite a few of surprise teams as well.  Teams that infrequently make the playoffs, even in smaller markets, can draw strong fan interest as they aren’t as accustomed to the novelty of playoff baseball .

In the American League, the Baltimore Orioles are in a battle for the American League East with the Evil Empire – New York.  Even if the Orioles can’t catch the Yankees, they will likely earn a trip to the AL Wildcard Game against the Oakland A’s.  The Orioles haven’t been to the post-season in 15 years (1997) so expect fan interest to be high should they get the opportunity to host playoff baseball in Baltimore.

In the National League, the big surprises have been the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals.  Although both teams are extremely talented, most experts thought they were a few years away from being competitive.  They couldn’t have been more wrong as the Reds and Nationals are currently tied for the best record in baseball.  The Nationals franchise (formerly the Montreal Expos) haven’t been to the playoffs in 31 years (1981) and the last time playoff baseball was played in the nations capital was 1933- 79 years ago!!  Fans should be extremely excited to see the Nationals seek a World Series title.

So for all you event ticket marketers, here are your 2012 MLB PLayoff Qualifiers if the season ended today…

2012 MLB Playoff Teams

American League

#1 Texas Rangers

#2 New York Yankees

#3 Detroit Tigers

#4 Baltimore Orioles

#5 Oakland A’s

Notes:  All teams are virtually a lock to make the playoffs with the exception of the Detroit Tigers.  The Tigers currently have a 1.5 game lead in the AL Central.  If the White Sox catch the Tigers they would be eliminated from playoff contention.

National League

#1 Washington Nationals

#2 Cincinnati Reds

#3 San Francisco Giants

#4 Atlanta Braves

#5 St. Louis Cardinals

Notes: All teams are virtually a lock to make the playoffs.

Stayed tuned for more updates are Wildcard and Division Series Matchups are finalized!