September 02, 2010 15:54 ET

NFL & College Football Teams Blitz Onto TicketNews' August Event Rankings

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - September 2, 2010) -  The regular season schedules for college football and the National Football League kick-off over the next two weeks, but several teams have already flooded TicketNews' exclusive Top Event Rankings, as compiled from August 1-31.

Five of the Top 20 events in August were football teams with the always-popular Dallas Cowboys leading the pack at No. 5. The Minnesota Vikings' ticket sales spiked in mid-August as polarizing quarterback Brett Favre officially announced his return to the team. As a result, the Vikings squeaked into the Top 10, finishing in at No. 9.

The Green Bay Packers (No. 15) and New England Patriots (No. 17) round out the NFL teams featured in the August Top 20. The University of Texas Longhorns (No. 18) are the lone college football team to make the rankings this month.

Current Major League Baseball standings are reflected in this month's rankings. The AL East-leading New York Yankees, who own the league's best record, lead the way in sixth place. But August was a tough month for the rival Boston Red Sox. The team's struggles on the field hurt their position in the TicketNews event rankings, as the Red Sox dropped out of the Top 10 for the first time since May.

Events to Watch for September:

  • This year's So You Think You Can Dance fall tour made its debut in the August rankings, coming in at No. 14. The tour also is expected to return in September's rankings, coinciding with its launch later in the month.
  • The Eagles experienced a ticket sale resurgence in August, peaking in fourth place on the rankings after falling out of July's Top 20. The classic rock band's latest tour begins in October and is a projected staple for the coming months' event rankings.
  • Football teams will continue to dominate the rankings as the regular season gets underway. Teams that could start to make noise in September include the New York Jets, New York Giants and University of Alabama Crimson Tide.

TicketNews' Monthly Top Events for August 1-31, 2010

Ranking   Event Power Score
1   "Wicked" Tickets 6.31
2   Justin Bieber Tickets 3.62
3   Lady Gaga Tickets 3.50
4   The Eagles Tickets 2.25
5   Dallas Cowboys Tickets 1.74
6   New York Yankees Tickets 1.63
7   "Jersey Boys" Tickets 1.45
8   Jay-Z & Eminem Tickets 1.43
9   Minnesota Vikings Tickets 1.43
10   George Strait & Reba McEntire Tickets 1.20
11   Boston Red Sox Tickets 1.18
12   Roger Waters Tickets 1.17
13   Minnesota Twins Tickets 1.05
14   So You Think You Can Dance Tickets 0.99
15   Green Bay Packers Tickets 0.93
16   Rush Tickets 0.83
17   New England Patriots Tickets 0.81
18   Texas Longhorns Tickets 0.79
19   "Phantom of the Opera" Tickets 0.76
20   "Lion King" Tickets 0.75

Monthly Rankings Methodology

TicketNews' exclusive Event Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange, the world's largest secondary market exchange. Power Scores are based on a given event's total ticket sales and total ticket sales of all applicable events from the first to the last day of a month. Since the sum of all events' Power Scores equals 100, an individual event's Power Score represents its overall significance.

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