From college basketball’s top 64 teams, there remain just four – all vying for the same dream, to be crowned NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champions.
We took a look at trends in ticket resale prices to gauge the excitement of college basketball fans as well as demand for Final Four tickets.
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With the start of baseball’s 2012 regular season just days away, we took a look at our exclusive ticket resale data to see which home opener tickets are most in demand and which teams have the most enthusiastic fans. Check out the full list below. Here are a couple stats that immediately jumped out at us:
- World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals Average Ticket Resale Price Up Nearly 140%
- Miami Marlins Fans Eager for a Fresh Start as their opener Average Resale Price Jumps 265%
- Mets Edge Out Yankees
- White Sox Best Cubs
- Giants Top Dodgers
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The band recently made history by becoming the first group in history to have their first album debut at #1 on the Billboard 200.
The buzz surrounding the young Boy Band is only getting louder and One Direction tickets are sure to be some of the hardest to come by this summer.
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The weekend brought a few twists and turns to the college basketball tournament. Top seeds dropped out while double-digit seeds advanced.
TicketsNow takes a look at current trends in ticket resale prices to gauge who’s hot:
East / TD Garden, Boston, MA
Wisconsin (#4) vs. Syracuse (#1)
Cincinnati (#6) vs. Ohio State (#2)
· Average Ticket Resale Price = $450
· Get-In Price - $169
· High Price - $1,200
West / US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
Louisville (#4) vs. Michigan State (#1)
Florida (#7) vs. Marquette (#3)
· Average Ticket Resale Price = $328
· Get-In Price - $75
· High Price - $601
Midwest / Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO
Ohio (#13) vs. UNC (#1)
NC State (#11) vs. Kansas (#2)
· Average Ticket Resale Price = $182
· Get-In Price - $158
· High Price - $683
South / Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Indiana (#4) vs. Kentucky (#1)
Xavier (#10) vs. Baylor (#3)
· Average Ticket Resale Price = $257
· Get-In Price - $175
· High Price - $800
Advancing teams will cast an interesting dynamic on Final Four ticket availability and pricing as the Tournament continues!
FINAL FOUR / Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
· Average Ticket Resale Price = $567
· Get-In Price - $142
· High Price - $4,500
*All data current as of 10am CT 03/19/12
From coast to coast, basketball fans proved to be among the most passionate last month as their ticket purchases on TicketsNow, Ticketmaster’s resale marketplace, made the LA Lakers and New York Knicks the most popular events in both the sports category and for events overall on the site. According to the TicketsNow Entertainment Index, concert sales also hit a high note in February. Madonna and Van Halen grabbed the top two sales spots in the category, accounting for more than 22% of all concert ticket sales for the month. While in theater, The Book of Mormon continued its run as the top-selling event in that group.
Following are the category leaders according to the TicketsNow Entertainment Index for February 2012:
Top Events Overall for February 2012
Sports Ticket Sales for February 2012
Concert Ticket Sales for February 2012
Top Theater Ticket Sales for February 2012
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