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NBA and NHL Playoff Tickets Dominate – Tickifieds Top 10

Been a busy weelk so we’ll spare you the mindless chit-chat and get straight to this week’s top 10.

Top Events Week 15 (5/2/2013 to 5/8/2013)

1.  One Direction

Still no change atop the Tickifieds Top 10.  1D is still drawing record amount of traffic to Tickifieds.com.

2.  Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have been one of the more surprising stories of the 2013 NBA Playoffs.  Not only did a depleted Bulls team loaded with injuries pull off the upset of the Brooklyn Nets in the first round, they also stole home court advantage by beating the defending NBA Champs in Game 1.  Throw in rumors of a Derek Rose return and you can imagine there is a lot of interest in tickets.

3.  Justin Bieber

With Justin Bieber’s US Tour set to kick off in a month, ticket demand is starting to surge.  Of course the Justin Bieber Meet and Greet tickets are in big demand but so are tickets to shows in San Diego, Brooklyn and Omaha.

4.  Miami Heat

If the Chicago Bulls upset win over the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs did anything, it got Miami fans to wake up.  After a physical Bulls team had their way with Lebron James and Dwayne Wade, the Heat played with a sense on panic in Game 2.  With the series tied 1-1 there will certainly be a Game 5 in Miami.

5.  Darren Criss

Darren Criss slides a bit this week but nothing coming in at #5 is nothing to sneeze about.  The Glee star has shown impressive fan support on this his first tour.  Popular shows include Dallas, Nashville and New York.

6.  Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks, the #1 overall seed in NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, have a 3-1 advantage over the Minnesota Wild.  The Hawks will look to clinch tonight and advance to the second round.  Fans are already looking to secure 2nd round playoff tickets as the Wild just aren’t going to get back into the series especially with all their goalie trouble.

7.  Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warrior fans haven’t had much to cheer about since the days of Chris Mullins.  That all changed when Stephen Curry fully emerge as the new face of the franchise.  The Warriors are up against the top seeded San Antonio Spurs and are all tied at 1-1.  Game 4 in Oakland is on Sunday and is getting a ton of traffic!

8.  Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins have looked impressive thus far with a commanding 3-1 lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The Bruins will look to advance with Game 5 on Friday in Boston.

9. Justin Timberlake

JT recently announced the followup to his Legends of Summer Tour with Jay-Z – the 20/20 Experience World Tour.  Tickets haven’t even fully gone on sale yet but there is already huge demand.  Timberlakes most popular shows include Las Vegas, Houston and Columbus.

10.  New York Rangers

The New York Rangers are currently in a heated battle with the rival Washington Capitals.  The series is all tied up at 2-2 with Game 5 on Friday in Washington.  Game 6 will be on Sunday in New York.

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.

Free Ticket Classifieds now Tickifieds.Com

In order to sustain the unprecedented growth of the world’s largest event ticket classifieds website, we have decide to pack up and move to a new location – Tickifieds.com.  While our service will remain the same (ahem Free), this strategic move will allow us to spread our wings and a build a better community of buyers and sellers of event tickets with a much more memorable and marketable name. We hope that the new Tickifieds brand name will become the defacto place to buy and sell tickets to any event in North America.

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While the migration went live today, we are planning some major upgrades, new features, and a massive marketing campaign to build upon the success we have achieved over the past 3 plus years.  Although we have done our job to ensure no links will be left un-redirected, we thought we’d provide you with a list of some of more common links so that you can check out what the new Tickifieds has to offer.

Sports Tickets:  MLB Tickets, MLS Tickets, NASCAR Tickets, NBA Tickets, NCAA Tickets, NFL Tickets, NHL Tickets

Concert Tickets (Select popular States): Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin

We’d love to hear from all our loyal users about our big move. As always, feel free to suggest any design or features you would like to see as we work towards making Tickifieds the #1 destination for event tickets in the world!

 

 

 

NHL Playoffs Predictions

HockeyPlayoff season is in the air for NBA, NCAA and NHL.  Today, let’s just focus on hockey.

It’s been a long tiring 82 game regular season for the 16 teams who are playoff bound.  One team will have a 16 game winning streak and bring home the coveted Stanley Cup.

Let’s take a peek at the teams, shall we?

In the Eastern Conference the following teams are nearly surely to be playoff bound:

 Pittsburgh Penguins - The perpetually popular Penguins (say that 3 times fast!) had a bit of a rought start with the losses of top forwards Evgeni Malkin  and youngin’ Sidney Crosby, but remained in the top three seed.  They’re scrappy.

Washington Capitals – Their skill at keeping the goal tended is awesome.

Philadelphia Flyers – The Flyers are powerhouses on the ice due to their impenetrable offense and quick defense and stellar special teams.  They are a force to be reckoned with.

Tampa Bay Lightning – The Lightening’s offense this year has been rock solid and led by Martin St. Louis and emerging titan of the ice, Steven Stamkos

Boston Bruins – Boston is quite the little sports town this year with the Celtics being playoff bound, the Red Sox reigning at the top of the MLB world and now the Bruins.  After losing Marc Savard due to multiple concussions, they have become dependent on likely Vezina Tropy Winner Tim Thomas (goalie).  Their defense is what makes this team formidable.

On the Western Conference, the following teams look likely to head to the playoffs:

Detroit Redwings – Henrik Zetterberg, Nicklas Lidstron and Daniel Cleary have aided this season team through tough injuries on the core of the team.  The Goal is to get Pavel Datrsyuk back to 100% health before the playoff season starts.

Vancouver Canucks – Come on, they’re Canadian! Hockey is in their blood!  The Canucks have been reigning supreme this entire season.    They also have powerful twins playing, Daniel and Henrick Sedin.  It is highly likely that Daniel will lead the NHL in points for the2010-11 season while his brother will take the title for most assists in the league.  Their parents must be so proud!

San Jose Sharks – Two words.  “Anti” and “Niemi”.  Goalie of the century.  Well, maybe not, but he’s pretty amazing.  The Sharks have the 7th highest goals scored in the NHL thanks to Joe Thornton.

Phoenix Coyotes – The Coyotes?  Who would have thought?  Goalie Illya Bryzgalov is the glue of this team and Shane Doan is the rock.  Doan has logged more the 1100 for the team.

Los Angeles Kings – The Postseason looks a little scary for the Kings since power forward Anze Kopitar broke his ankle against the Avalanche recently  and will sit out the entire postseason.  Ouch.  Hopefully Jonathan Quick can fill Kiopitar’s shoes quickly.

Noticeably absent from these lists are the Chicago Blackhawks who are defending their Stanley Cup Championship from last year.  Perhaps the owners shouldn’t have traded away nearly all of the winning team what seems like minutes after they won? Thank goodness top-tier offense in Patrick Kane and  Jonathan Toews are still kicking around, but this team is vastly different from the winning team last year.

Time will tell which of these teams takes home the cup!

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

Top 10 Events This Weekend (12/30 – 01/01)

This is a HUGE weekend for ticketed events.  People feel the need to go out there and be part of something spectacular for New Year’s Eve.  Obviously sporting events are prevalent on the list given that the bowl season is upon us as well at important games for NFL Football and NHL Hockey.

The 2011 NHL Winter Classic takes place this year on New Years Day between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals  at 1:00 PM at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  This will be one chilly yet exciting game outdoors at the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers!

Bowl games are obviously very successful events to promote.  While they remain very popular with big attendance, a lot of bowl game ticket prices are coming down.  Tickets for the Fiesta Bowl can easily be found for as little at $17.  Clearly this is not the case for the BCS Bowl between the Auburn Tigers and the Oregon Ducks.

Don’t let those college kids overestimate themselves.  There is plenty going on in the NFL as well.  A week after not even being assured a postseason position, the New Orleans Saints have the opportunity to earn home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs if are favorable to them in Week 17.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ postseason stance is not quite as sunny.  The Bucs need to defeat an opponent with a winning record for the first time all season and they still need to have two more outcomes go in their favor to even make the playoffs.

The New York Giants cling to their slim playoff hopes as they visit their rivals, the Washington Redskins.  It’s been a turbulent year in Washington as Head Coach Mike Shanahan hasn’t been the best at handling the public situations surrounding his players.  The New York Giants are in the middle of an all out meltdown like when they let a massive second half lead escpae from them against the Eagles two weeks ago.  They’ve also allowed their season slip away as well. The Giants need a win and a Packers loss at home to Chicago to make the playoffs.

And, if you still want to go to a football game, just for the heck of it, for super cheap, check out out the San Francisco 49’s vs. the Arizona Cardinals.  PLENTY of tickets to be found for under $30 each.

 Phish has also been quietly climbing the charts with their colorful and might I say smokey performances?  Never underestimate those that seem a little phish-ey.  Ok, that’s a terrible joke.

  1. NHL Winter Classic, Saturday, 01/01/2011 – Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Chick Fil-A Bowl Florida State vs South Carolina Tickets, Friday, 12/31/2010 – Atlanta, Georgia
  3. Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma vs Connecticut, Saturday, 1/1/2011 – Glendale, AZ
  4. Phish– Madison Square Garden, Friday, 12/31/ 2010 – New York, NY
  5. Capitalone Bowl Michigan State vs.  Alalabma, Saturday, 1/1/2011- Orlando, FL.
  6. Saints vs. Tampa Bay Bucs, Sunday, 01/02/2011, New Orleans, LA
  7. Redskins vs Giants, Sunday 01/02/2011, Washington, D.C.
  8. 49ers vs cardinals, Sunday 01/02/2011, San Francisco, CA
  9. Meineke Car Care Bowl – Clemson vs South Florida Tickets, Friday, 12/31/2010 – Charlotte, NC
  10. Syracuse – Notre Dame Basketball, Saturday 1/1/2011 – Syracuse, NY

Blackhawks Advance to the Stanley Cup Finals!

Being a Chicagoan and lifelong Chicago Blackhawks fan I thought it apt to write a post about the Blackhawks making it to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1992.  The last time the Blackhawks brought home Lord Stanley’s Cup was all the way back in 1961, well before I was born.  While I have no memories of the ’61 Championship team, I do have fond memories of that 1992 team led by the like of Jeremy Roenick, Chris Chelios, Ed Belfour, Steve Larmer, Michel Goulet, Brent Sutter, and Brian Machment.  Even with the Bulls and Michael Jordan in the midst of bring home 6 NBA titles, hockey was huge in Chicago.

With the NHL perpetually known as the 4th major sport, nothing could be better for the sport than the Blackhawks, one of the “Original Six”, returning to the National Stage.  Since 1992 the Blackhawks have struggled to retain fans and put W’s on the board.  But in a short period of time the Blackhawks have become relevant again.  What is scary is that the 2010 Blackhawks are the youngest team in the NHL led by the likes of Jonathan Toews (22), Patrick Kane (21), Dave Bollland (23), Troy Brouwer (24), Dustin Byfuglien (25), Ben Eager (26), Niklas Hjalmarsson (22), Duncan Keith (26), Patrick Sharp (28), Andrew Ladd (24), Brent Seabrook (25), Kris Versteeg (24), and rookie goaltender Antii Niemi (26).

With the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, and Bears all scuffling, Chicago fans have latched on to the Chicago Blackhawks and tickets are in HUGE demand.  Fortunately, at Free Ticket Classifieds we have plenty of Blackhawks Stanley Cup Tickets still available at some great prices.  If you will be in Chicago for the Stanley Cup you will want to check out all our Blackhawks Stanely Cup Ticket Listings.  Already listed are affordable Standing Room Only Tickets, as well as, premium front Row Center Ice Stanley Cup Tickets.