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NBA and NHL Playoffs Driving Ticket Sales in May

NBA PlayoffsSpringtime is typically one of the slowest times of the year in terms of ticket sales.   We are still a few months away from the summer concert season, warm baseball games, and the start of both college and NFL football.  However, spring is also the time when both the NHL and NBA are conducting their annual post-season tournaments.  Although both the NBA and NHL are largely struggling to fill their arenas, the playoffs are a different story as fans are eager to gobble up often sold out tickets- especially in major sports markets like Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, and Denver.

The 2012 NBA Playoff have just begun and there has already been some major headlines as teams are vying for the NBA Finals.  The biggest news thus far has been season ending knee injury to reigning MVP Derek Rose.  Without Rose the Chicago Bulls chances for a rematch with the Miami Heat seems unlikely.  With the Bulls less than full strength the Heat seemingly have an easy path through the NBA East.  Here is a look at the 1st round matchups for the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

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Top Weekend Events August 5 – 7

 Wow, can you believe it’s August already??  What happened to July?

As people soak up the last month of summer, fans are still coming out for all the hot concerts and sporting events.

Phish, once again, holds the top position.  Phish like Dave Matthews Band are pretty much the epitome of summer tour bands.  They are to be expected.

According to Redbook Magazine, Taylor Swift was the top concert people wanted to see this summer.  Her concert sales, even on the secondary ticket marketplace certainly correlate with this.

The Vans Warped Tour is on the list again for their Denver tour dates.  Some of the notable bands playing at Invesco Field include A Day to Remember, Against Me!, Attack Attack!, Gym Class Heros, Less Than Jake, Relient K, The Devil Wears Prada, The Expendables and We Came As Romans.

Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park is another big draw this weekend.  The top headliners for this weekend’s tour include Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Muse.  Other tops acts playing in Perry Farrell’s 20th anniversary vision include My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circle, Cee Lo Green, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas, The Cars, Ween, Bright Eyes, Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite, Deftones, Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, Death from Above 1979, Ratatat, Crystal Castles, Flogging Molly, Atmosphere, Cold War Kids, Lykke Li, Cage the Elephant, OK GO, Local Natives, The Kills, White Lies, Portugal. The Man, Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding, Delta Spirit, Beats Antique, The Mountain Goats, Sleigh Bells, Manchester Orchestra, Smith Westerns, Best Coast, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Drums, Black Lips, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, City and Colour, Cults, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses and more.  Chicago is the place to be this weekend for music lovers.

The Gipsy Kings music has been described as “Spanish flamenco and Romani rhapsody meet salsa funk.”  The band started in Southern France in the 1970’s and have been rising in popularity ever since.

Once again, the European soccer teams have shown up again on the top weekend list.    Like Manchester United and Real Madrid earlier this summer, expect  FC Barcelona to show the American team who the real soccer champs are.  Fans are still very excited to have these matches on their home turf and are wanting to see them live.

 

Top Weekend Events August 5th -7th

1.)   Phish, Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA  –  Saturday, August 6th

2.)   Gipsy Kings, Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, Woodinville, WA  – Sunday, August 7th

3.)   Taylor Swift, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, August 6th

4.)   Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 5th

5.)   Katy Perry, LA Nokia Live, Los Angeles, CA – Friday, August 5th

6.)   Vans Warped Tour, Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver, CO – Friday, August 5th

7.)   Janet Jackson, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ – Saturday, August 6th

8.)   Sade, United Center, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 5th

9.)   Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 5th

10.) FC Barcelona vs. Club America Soccer, Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, TX – Saturday, August 6th

 

2011 NCAA Tournament Matchups Announced!

Well folks, selection Sunday has come and gone and we now have a clear view of the seeds and match-ups for the 2011 NCAA Tournament.  To no ones surprise the #1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes were honored with the #1 overall seed and will duke it out in the East Regional in Newark, New Jersey.  The #1 seed in the West Regional turned out to be the Duke Blue Devils.  The #1 seed in the Southeast Regional went to the Pittsburgh Panthers while the #1 seed in the Southwest Regional went to the Kansas Jayhawks.

Perhaps most important to those looking to attend any NCAA Tournament games this year are the opening round games.  Below are the match-ups for each of the sessions.

Cleveland NCAA Tournament Games

  • #1 Ohio State vs Texas San Antonio/Alabama State
  • George Mason vs Villanova
  • Xavier vs Marquette
  • Syracuse vs Indiana State

Charlotte NCAA Tournament Games

  • Washington vs Georgia
  • North Carolina vs Long Island
  • #1 Duke vs Hampton
  • Michigan vs Tennessee

Chicago NCAA Tournament Games

  • Georgetown vs USC/Virginia Commonwealth
  • Purdue vs St. Peter
  • Texas A&M vs Florida State
  • Notre Dame vs Arkansas

Denver NCAA Tournament Games

  • Vanderbilt vs Richmond
  • Louisville vs Morehead State
  • St. John vs Gonzaga
  • BYU vs Wofford

Tampa NCAA Tournament Games

  • UCLA vs Michigan State
  • Florida vs UC Santa Barbara
  • West Virginia vs UAB/Clemson
  • Kentucky vs Princeton

Tucson NCAA Tournament Games

  • Kansas State vs Utah State
  • Wisconsin vs Belmont
  • Temple vs Penn State
  • San Diego State vs Northern Colorado

Tulsa NCAA Tournament Game

  • #1 Kansas vs Boston University
  • UNLV vs Illinois
  • Arizona vs Memphis
  • Texas vs Oakland

Washington DC NCAA Tournament Games

  • #1 Pitt vs North Carolina Ashevile/Arkansas Little Rock
  • Butler vs Old Dominion
  • Cincinnati vs Missouri
  • UCONN vs Bucknell