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Ticket Onsales 10-16-2014

Here are some tickets that are set to go on sale on Thursday October 16th 2014 and are expected to draw considerable interest.
  • Army Black Knights Football vs. Navy Midshipmen Football (Baltimore MD)
  • Chris Isaak Holiday Tour 2014 (Detroit MI)
  • Cole Swindell featuring Kelleigh Bannen with Special Guest DJ Rock (Chicago IL)
  • Harlem Globetrotters (Newark DE)
  • Indiana Pacers (2014-15 Home Games)
  • KCSN Benefit Concert 2014 (Northridge CA)
  • Penn State Nittany Lion Basketball (2014-15 Home Games)
  • Say Anything & Saves The Day with Reggie and The Full Effect (West Hollywood CA)
  • Zeds Dead (Wallingford CT, Richmond VA)

1D Back on Top, Rolling Stones Surge – Tickifieds Top 10

Rolling Stones 50 and Counting Tour LogoAfter a few weeks out of the spotlight, One Direction regains that Tickifieds Top 10 Throne.  However, it could be somewhat short-lived if rock legends the Rolling Stones have anything to say about it.  The Stones recently announced plans to tour the US this summer and tickets just went on sale today.  Considering the Stones really only had 1 day of search traffic, coming in at number 2 this week is pretty impressive.

Also new to the list this week are some NBA basketball teams.  With the 2013 regular season rapidly coming to a close, now is the time to start marketing NBA playoff tickets.  High on sports fans wish list thus far are the upstart LA Clippers and the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat.

Let’s take a look at this week’s list….

Top Events Week 13 (4/1/2013 to 4/8/2013)

1.  One Direction

With the NCAA Tournament now complete, One Direction has resume their rightful place atop the Tickifieds standings.  Popular shows this week include Dallas 7/22, Wantagh (Jones Beach) 6/29 and Tinley Park 7/13.

2.  Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones recently announced plans to hit the road in 2013 to celebrate 50 years of rockin’ out!  The 50 and Counting tour is generating a lot of buzz which is understandable as it might be the last opportunity to see the legendary band.  Popular stops on the tour include 3 shows in Chicago 5/12, Las Vegas 6/28 and Boston 6/12.

3.  Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers are looking mighty good these days and have clearly eclipsed the Lakers.  With playoff tickets on sale now, Clippers fans are eager to get things started.

4.  Honda Civic Tour

The 2013 Honda Civic Tour will feature Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson and Rozzi Crane.  Hot shows right now include Charlotte on 9/11/2013, Darien Lake on 9/4/2013 and Irvine CA on 10/4/2013.

5. Toby Keith

Beer drinkers rejoice, Toby Keith is coming to a town near you this summer.  Join Toby on the 2013 Hammer Down Tour will be fellow country artist Kip Moore.  Popular shows include Bristow VA 8/24, Cincinnati 6/14 and Pittsburgh 6/15.

6.  Jonas Brothers

If you hadn’t had enough of the boy bands lately, the Jonas Brothers are making a comeback.  The Bros. will be out touring to promote a new album due out sometime this summer.  Popular with Jonas Brothers fans are the meet and greet passes and shows in Cincinnati (Riverbend), Darien Lake and Toronto.

7.  Miami Heat

The Miami Heat are fresh off a historic winning streak and are gearing up for the 2013 NBA Playoffs.  They should be able to breeze through the Eastern Conference with a little challenge from the likes of the NY Knicks and Indiana Pacers.

8.  Luke Bryan

Country music star Luke Bryan is having a pretty good year.  His 2013 Dirt Road Diaries Tour is selling like gangbusters and he just took home the Male Entertainer of the Year Award at the Academy of Country Music Awards.  He’s also on the 2013 Country Megaticket circuit- Hot shows for Luke Bryan include Atlanta 7/14, Saratoga Springs 8/25 and Hartford 5/31.

9. 2013 Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza 2013 tickets recently went on sale and quickly sold out.  Not surprising as the lineup is absolutely loaded.  Schedule to perform are The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Queens of the Stone Age, The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Eric Church and many more.

10.  Depeche Mode

The 80’s are back as Depeche Mode has big tour plans in 2013.  Popular shows include Los Angeles 9/28, Phoenix 10/8 and Tinley Park 8/24.

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.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket Picture

2012 NBA Playoff MatchupsThe conclusion to the strike-shortened 2012 NBA basketball season is about to come to an end and that means it’s playoff time.  With just a handful of regular season games left, the playoff picture in both the Eastern and Western Conferences is becoming much more clear.

In the NBA East, the Chicago Bulls have just about wrapped up the #1 seed after beating the defending champion Dallas Mavericks last night.  The Miami Heat, who lost to the Washington Wizards without Lebron James, Dewayne Wade, and Chris Bosh last night will end up with the #2 seed.  The #3 seed will go to the surprising Indiana Pacers, while the Boston Celtics will get the #4 seed as the Atlantic Division champion.  The Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks, and Philadelphia 76ers also will be post-season participants.  If the season were to end today, here are what the match-ups would be in the Eastern Conference:

  • #1 Chicago Bulls vs #8 Philadelphia 76ers
  • #2 Miami Heat vs #7 New York Knicks
  • #3 Indiana Pacers vs #6 Orlando Magic
  • #4 Boston Celtics vs #5 Atlanta Hawks

In the NBA West, the San Antonio Spurs have a 1/2 game lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder for the top seed.  The Thunder trail by 1 game in the loss column but can catch the Spurs should they lose any of their remaining 4 games- the Thunder have 3 games left. The LA Lakers and LA Clippers are also still fighting it out for the #3 and #4 seeds.  Currently, the Lakers own a 1/2 game lead but both teams are tied with 24 losses.  The Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets, and Dallas Mavericks have all but locked up wildcard spots but the Utah Jazz still have some work to do to secure the #8 seed.  The Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets are both just 1 game back.  While much can still changes, here is what the match-ups would look like in the West if the season ended today:

  • #1 San Antonio Spurs vs #8 Utah Jazz
  • #2 Oklahoma City Thunder vs #7 Dallas Mavericks
  • #3 LA Lakers vs #6 Denver Nuggets
  • #4 LA Clippers vs #5 Memphis Grizzlies

2012 NBA Playoff tickets have gone on sale for many teams already.  If you weren’t lucky enough to land playoff tickets be sure to check out Tickifieds.com to find some great deals!

NBA Playoffs Recap and Schedule

This post probably isn’t as timely as it should be, but it’s mid-way through the Round 1 games and this should be a nice little recap and forecast:

 NBA Playoff Schedule:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

So far in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls have taken home the W in 3 of the 4 games.  These games, for the most part have been very close in scoring.  The Pacers finally won the 4th game.  As always, Derrick Rose, point guard for the Bulls, has been the glue that holds the team together.  Hopefully his ankle sprain from last night doesn’t completely derail him and his team.

The same holds true for the Heat over the 76ers.  The second game had a 20 point lead over the Sixers.   The Sixers just don’t have the skill and experience of Wade, Bosch and James.

The Celtics crushed the Knicks in four games; therefore they have won the series and are moving on in the tournament. Boston is gunning for the championships that they feel they were robbed of last year.

The Hawks and the Magic are very evenly matched.  Atlanta narrowly beat out Orlando in 3 of the four games.  The Magic just put too much stock in Dwight Howard, while the Hawks seem to be a more rounded team.

Chicago vs. Indiana

Game 1 - Chicago 104, Indiana 99
Game 2 - Chicago 96, Indiana 90
Game 3 - Chicago 88, Indiana 84
Game 4 - Indiana 89, Chicago 84
Game 5 - Tue April 26, Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 6 * Thu April 28, Chicago at Indiana, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, Indiana at Chicago, TBD, TNT

Miami vs. Philadelphia

Game 1 - Miami 97, Philadelphia 89
Game 2 - Miami 94, Philadelphia 73
Game 3 - Miami 100, Philadelphia 94
Game 4 - Philadelphia 86, Miami 82
Game 5 - Wed April 27, Philadelphia at Miami, 7 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 6 * Fri April 29, Miami at Philadelphia, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 1, Philadelphia at Miami, TBD, TBD

Boston vs. New York

Game 1 - Boston 87, New York 85
Game 2 - Boston 96, New York 93
Game 3 - Boston 113, New York 96
Game 4 - Boston 101, New York 89
Celtics win series 4-0

Orlando vs. Atlanta

Game 1 - Atlanta 103, Orlando 93
Game 2 - Orlando 88, Atlanta 82
Game 3 - Atlanta 88, Orlando 84
Game 4 - Atlanta 88, Orlando 85
Game 5 - Tue April 26, Atlanta at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Game 6 * Thu April 28, Orlando at Atlanta, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, Atlanta at Orlando, TBD, TNT

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WESTERN CONFERENCE

 

In the Western Conference, the Spurs have lost one of three games about the Grizzlies.  Zach Randolph and Mike Conley of the Grizzlies drove to the basket and kept Memphis ahead, and suddenly the Grizzlies are looking quite good to take the series.  They are forcing the Spurs to look inexperienced and sloppy.  Their next appearance is tonight.

The Lakers and Hornets are neck and neck.  The games have averaged about 10 points between the winners and losers.  Chris Paul of the Hornets is most definitely the best all-around point guard in the NBA; he has the skill to change games on his own.  This is an interesting series!

The Trailblazers finally decided to show up to the game for the last two games.  They’re willing to give the Mavericks a run for their money.  Tonight’s game should be excellent.

The OKC Thunder is the little team that could.  They might not have the history to back up their team like the Bulls, Lakers or Celtics, but they’re not messing around either.

San Antonio vs. Memphis

Game 1 - Memphis 101, San Antonio 98
Game 2 - San Antonio 93, Memphis 87
Game 3 - Memphis 91, San Antonio 88
Game 4 - Mon April 25, San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 5 - Wed April 27, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri April 29, San Antonio at Memphis, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 1, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TBD

L.A. Lakers vs. New Orleans

Game 1 - New Orleans 109, L.A. Lakers 100
Game 2 - L.A. Lakers 87, New Orleans 78
Game 3 - L.A. Lakers 100, New Orleans 86
Game 4 - New Orleans 93, L.A. Lakers 88
Game 5 - Tue April 26, New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 6 - Thu April 28, L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, TBD, TNT

Dallas vs. Portland

Game 1 - Dallas 89, Portland 81
Game 2 - Dallas 101, Portland 89
Game 3 - Portland 97, Dallas 92
Game 4 - Portland 84, Dallas 82
Game 5 - Mon April 25, Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Game 6 - Thu April 28, Dallas at Portland, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, Portland at Dallas, TBD, TNT

Oklahoma City vs. Denver

Game 1 - Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103
Game 2 - Oklahoma City 106, Denver 89
Game 3 - Oklahoma City 97, Denver 94
Game 4 - Mon April 25, Oklahoma City at Denver, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 5 * Wed April 27, Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri April 29, Oklahoma City at Denver, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 1, Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD

As always, check out freeticketclassifeds.com for all your ticket needs!

2010-11 NBA East Central Division Preview

Derek Rose and Joakim Noah

Derek Rose and Joakim Noah will look to led the Bulls to their first Central Division title since the Scottie Pippen era.

This time of year most sports fans and ticket brokers alike have their focus set on College and NFL football.  However, both the NBA and NHL are gearing up for the start of the 2010-11 seasons and now is when you should be paying attention to what is going on in these sports and getting ahead of the game.  In the next few days we will break down each division in both the NBA and NHL and not only rank the teams by expected finish but also in the level of ticket demand they generate.

In the first installment of our 6 part series, we will be breaking down the NBA Eastern Conference Central Division.  Perhaps no other Division in the NBA was as shaken up by Lebron-gate as the NBA Central.  With Lebron and the Cavs out of the way, Derek Rose and the Chicago Bulls are the heavy favorites.

#1.  Chicago Bulls

Additions:  Carlos Boozer, Kyle Korver, Ronnie Brewer

Subtractions:  Brad Miller, Kirk Hinrich

Overview: The Chicago Bulls have been a young upcoming team for the past couple of years but have failed to go deep into the playoffs.  The addition of Carlos Boozer to a mix of young superstars like Derek Rose and Joakim Noah make the Bulls a legitimate contender to go to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.  New head coach and defensive guru Tom Thibodeau will be looking to a young Bulls team to take the next step forward.  While they may not have the talent to contend with Boston or Miami, without Lebron James and the Cavs in the way, the Bulls should coast to a Central Division title.

Ticket Demand:   A

The Chicago Bulls are in one of the largest markets, have a playoff caliber team, and have a young budding superstar in Derek Rose.  Chicago Bulls tickets should be in constant demand throughout the season.

#2.  Milwaukee Bucks

Additions:  Corey Maggette, Drew Gooden, Larry Sanders, Chris Douglas-Roberts

Subtractions:  Charlie Bell, Luke Ridnour, Dan Gadzuric

Overview: The Milwaukee Bucks are another young exciting team and the addition of solid veterans in Corey Maggette and Drew Gooden should only make them better.  If Andrew Bogut and Brandon Jennings can develop under Scott Skiles, the Bucks could end up surprising a lot of people.  Although they are unlikely to challenge the Bulls in the Central, expect the bucks to be a bubble playoff team.

Ticket Demand:   B-

The Milwaukee Bucks are in a smaller market but do have a playoff caliber team that should generate some interest.  Without a legit superstar,  solid ticket demand will only occur against premium teams like the Lakers, Heat, Celtics, and the rival Chicago Bulls.

#3.  Cleveland Cavaliers

Additions:  No one worth mentioning

Subtractions:  Lebron James, Delonte West, Zydrunas IIgauskas, Sebastian Telfair, Shaquille O’Neal.

Overview: Without Lebron James the Cleveland Cavs certainly take a major step backwards.  However, the Cavs still have a solid core that includes Anderson Varejao, Antawn Jamison, and Mo Williams.  It’s probably safe to say that the Cavs won’t be contending for any NBA titles soon but they still could be a bubble playoff team.

Ticket Demand:   C-

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in a small market, lack any marketable superstars.  However they could have a playoff caliber team and games against the Miami Heat will certainly draw HUGE crowds of angry fans.

#4.  Detroit Pistons

Additions:  Tracy McGrady

Subtractions:  No one worth mentioning

Overview: The Pistons certainly aren’t the team they once were just a few years ago but they do still have Ben Wallace, Tayshaun Prince, and Rip Hamilton  still in place.  If Tracy McGrady can find some gas left in the tank and Ben Gordon can turn things around they could be a surprisingly good team.

Ticket Demand:   D

Piston tickets will likely be hard to give away.  The Detroit Pistons are in a small market with a terrible economy, lack any marketable superstars, and are in a decline.  If the team is healthy and Tracy McGrady returns as a superstar, ticket interest may increase slightly.

#5  Indiana Pacers

Additions:  Darren Collison, Lance Stephenson, Paul George, James Posey

Subtractions:  Troy Murphy, Earl Watson

Overview: About the only thing the Pacers have going for them is Larry Bird and Tyler Hansbrough.  Unfortunately neither of them can do much to save the Pacers from the NBA cellar.  With a starting lineup that is likely to include Roy Hibbert, Josh McRoberts, Danny Granger, Mike Dunleavy, and Darren Collison it’s hard to find much room for optimism.

Ticket Demand:   D-

Another small market with a crappy team and no superstar attraction will provide very little fan interest.

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