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Top Weekend Events – Labor Day Weekend

Hello Wednesday!  Excited for the long weekend? 

Besides this being Labor Day, this is also opening weekend for College Football!  Hooray!  There are a ton of games that are getting a lot of attention this weekend.  The top two games have been hot for weeks and weeks.  In the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game, No. 5 Boise State begins yet another season playing across the country on a field that is unbiased only in name.  This time around the Broncos are entering into Southeastern Conference territory to take on No.19 ranked Georgia.  Both teams are very motivated to prove their worth, so this should be a very interesting game!

The Cowboy Classic is another game that is highly anticipated.  A lot of the interest stems from No. 6 LSU losing quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three others in a bar brawl that put people in the hospital.  This move definitely gives the No.5 Ducks and edge in the competition.  This game marks the first meeting between the teams since 1977 and only the fourth overall with LSU winning two of the games.

The Tennis US Open is another hot event going on this weekend.  This event has been going on since 1881 and is one of the oldest tennis championships in the world.  Since 1981, the US Open has been, in order, the fourth and last major tennis competition which comprises the Grand Slam (the others being the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon).  US Open is a two week event always surrounding Labor Day Weekend. The top players to watch are Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and until today,  her sister Venus Williams.  Venus Williams is now out of the competition with a medical condition.

Since the College Football season is now in full swing, expect concerts to show up less and less often on the list, unless the show is really popular.  Such is the case with Lady Antebellum and their current tour, Own the Night.

 

Top Weekend Events 09/02 – 09/05

1.)     Georgia vs. Boise State, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA – Saturday, September 3rd

2.)     Cowboy Classic – LSU vs. Oregon, Dallas Cowboys Stadium,  Arlington, TX – Saturday, September 3rd

3.)     US Open – Session 11, Louis Armstrong Stadium, Flushing, NY – Saturday, September 3rd

4.)     Elon vs. Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN – Saturday, September 3rd

5.)     Notre Dame vs. USF, Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN – Saturday, September 3rd

6.)     Lady Antebellum,  Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, VT – Saturday, September 3rd

7.)     Montana vs. Tennessee, Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN – Saturday, September 3rd

8.)     Wake Forest vs. Syracuse, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY  – Saturday, September 3rd

9.)     Ohio State vs. Akron, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH – Saturday, September 3rd

10.)   Missouri State vs. Arkansas, Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR – Saturday, September 3rd

Most Expensive College Football Games-2011 Season

It’s almost that time of year again….college football season!!  This year’s teams are already lining up, getting ready and selling tickets quickly!  Fan loyalty is huge in college football, so that means that devoted fans are will to pay top dollar to see their teams compete.  TiqIQ, a ticket market intelligence site, comprised a list of the highest priced games, to date, for the whole season.

The ticket prices below are from a list generated by TiqIQ that are comprised of the largest tickets resellers including StubHub, ebay and Ticketnetwork.  These are not face value ticket prices.

10.) LSU vs. Alabama, November 5th.  Avg. price $420.93.  Both ranked in Top 5, starting out.

9.) Florida vs. Georgia, October 29th.  Avg. price $423.83 This game has been labeled the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” and is played in Jacksonville, FL every year. This will be the 90th meeting between the two schools and Georgia has come out victorious slightly more than half the time.  This is notable because the Gators have won 17 out of the last 20 games.

8.) Georgia vs. Boise State, September 3rd.   Avg. price $437.91. At Georgia Dome and will draw a huge hometown crowd.  Last year was Georgia’s first losing season since 1996, they’re eager to prove their worth once again.

7.) Notre Dame vs. Michigan, September 10th.  Avg. price $457.07. This series is a classic, played every year since 1978.  This is also an exciting game because it will be the first night game in Michigan Stadium’s history and both teams will be wearing throwback jerseys.

6.) Texas A&M vs. Arkansas, October 1st.   Avg. price $461.19.  Always rivals.  This game will be played at Cowboys stadium.

5.) Ohio State vs. Nebraska, October 8th.  Avg. price $462.97. Nebraska is the new kid in the conference, so this is OSU’s first Big Ten visit to Memorial Stadium which holds the title for the most consecutive sellouts: 311.  The last game not to sell out was in 1962!

4.) Texas vs. Oklahoma, October 8th.  Avg. price: $464.04.  The “Red River Rivalry” lives on!

3.) USC vs. Notre Dame, October 22nd.  Avg. price $509.48.  This rivalry started in 1926, and USC has won the last 8 of 10 games.

2.) Alabama vs. Auburn, November 26th. Avg. price $514.96.  The so-called “Iron Bowl” pits the two in-state teams against each other.  This is also the last regular season game for the two teams.  Alabama was last year’s National Champion and had an undefeated season.  The stakes are high for this game.

1.) LSU vs. Oregon, September 3rd.  Avg. price $560.23.  This game, like the Texas A&M vs. Arkansas, will also be played at Cowboys Stadium.  USA Today ranked Oregon 3rd in the opening season and LSU as 4th.

 

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