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Top Weekend Events 09/09-09/11

Well, it’s Thursday.  I totally blew is and forgot about Labor Day and my week’s been all messed up.  So, your Wednesday Top Weekend Events post is coming to you one day late.  Happy Thursday!

The top weekend event is the US Open Tennis – Session 24 which is the Men’s Semifinals.  The US Open has been plagued by rainy conditions.  Top players Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray were infuriated with the United States Tennis Association for starting their matches in a light mist yesterday.  Their matches were halted after a mere 15 minutes.  The players stated that they didn’t feel “protected” and that the Association was solely after money.  The four players are rescheduled to play today, weather permitting, and whoever comes over the victor will go on to play this weekend in the Quarterfinals tomorrow and semifinals on Saturday and Sunday.

Of course, not to be out shown, NCAA Football is large and in charge on the top weekend list.  The top game this weekend is Penn State vs. Alabama, which kind of seems like an odd pairing; a Big-Ten team versus an SEC Team.  Alabama is ranked #3 and Penn State at #23.  If Penn State upsets the Crimson Tide, it would be a momentous occasion. 

The Notre Dame vs. Michigan game should be of no surprise to draw huge interest.  Both teams draw huge crowds on their own, but since it’s drivable distance between the two, the interest is even greater. Even more so, this game will be played under the lights of Michigan Stadium and both teams will be wearing retro uniforms.

For your concert news and events, Grace Potter will take the stage this Sunday in Nashville.  Her celebrity has really increased a lot after her discovery by Kenny Chesney on You Tube.  That’s not the bands only claim to fame, they have written many tracks for One Tree Hill, performed at 2009 Bonnaroo Music Festival and opened for Dave Matthews Band in 2008.  Keep your eye on Grace Potter and the Nocturnals!

In summation, things to keep your eye on in the coming future NCAA Football (obviously), NFL Football, MLS Soccer, and Jason Aldean.

Top Weekend Events 09/09/2011 – 09/11/2011

1.)    US Open Tennis – Session 24, Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing, NY – Saturday, September 10th

2.)    Penn State vs. Alabama, Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA  – Saturday, September 10th

3.)     Notre Dame vs. Michigan, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI – Saturday, September 10th

4.)    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN – Sunday, September 11th

5.)    Texas vs. BYU, DKR Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX – Saturday, September 10th

6.)     Boston College vs. Central Florida, Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL – Saturday, September 10th

7.)    Rice vs. Purdue, Rice Stadium , Houston, TX – Saturday, September 10th

8.)    North Carolina vs. Wake Forest, BBT Field, Winston-Salem, NC – Saturday, September 10th

9.)    Central Arkansas vs. Louisiana Tech, Jose Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA – Saturday, September 10th

10.) Mississippi State vs. Auburn, Jordan-Hare Stadium,  Auburn, AL – Saturday, September 10th

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

Federer and Clijsters Favorites to win 2010 US Open

US Open Tennis Tickets

Tickets to the 2010 US Open are in high demand as Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters are the favorites

The US Open Tennis Championships (US Open) is set to take place in just 1 week in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park in Queens New York and will feature the top tennis talent in the world’s toughest hard court tournament..  This annual event is one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world dating back to 1881 when the first men’s singles champion was crowned.  The US Open is the 4th in a series of “Grand Slam” tennis tournaments and is unique in that there are final-set tiebreaks; in the other three Grand Slam tournaments, the deciding set (fifth for men, third for women) continues until it is won by two games.

Although the US Open hasn’t officially yet, the qualifying tournaments are already underway.  One of the big stories out of qualifying continues to be Ryan Harrison, the 18 year old American who is one of the favorites to qualify.  Once the qualifying rounds are complete the attention will turn to Andy Murray and Roger Federer.

Roger Federer will be looking to reclaim the US Open Men’s Singles title from Juan Martin Del Potro, who won the tournament in 2009, and is the favorite.  Rafael Nadal is the second favorite even though he lost to Andy Murray up in Canada and Andy Roddick in Miami recently and has clearly demonstrated that he is NOT a top 5 hard courter.  Many experts are looking for Andy Murray to take a big step forward and win his first Grand Slam and the 2010 US Open.

On the women’s side, defending champion Kim Clijsters is the clear favorite to win the 2010 US Open Women’s Singles.  The2006 US Open champion Maria Sharapova is the second pick.  However, the womens finals should be a battle as other contenders such as Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka, Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Elena Dementieva, and Vera Zvonareva cannot be counted out.

If you haven’t yet gotten tickets to this exciting event, be sure to check out our tickets listed in our New York Event Tickets Classifieds.