SOURCE: TicketNetwork / Ticket Software LLC

December 04, 2006 10:56 ET Unveils Top Grossing Ticket Sales Lists of 2006

Tickets for the Year's Most Popular Concerts, Shows & Sporting Events Top List

VERNON, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 4, 2006 --, the leading source for the most comprehensive selection of tickets at the lowest prices, today announced the top ten highest selling concerts, venues, sporting events and theatrical productions of 2006. Revenue data is based on TicketNetwork exchange statistics from December 1st, 2005 to November 30th, 2006.

"Fans are increasingly making their online ticket destination of choice, especially for must-see events," said Donald Vaccaro, CEO, "Our high level of customer service, combined with low prices and the most extensive ticket inventory available online, is why customers keep returning to for all of their ticket needs."

Broadway's popular "Wicked" tops the theatre rankings as the highest selling show on with more than triple the sales of any other production. "Wicked's" home on Broadway, the George Gershwin Theatre, the largest theater on Broadway, is ranked first among venues with the most ticket sales. Still a newcomer to Broadway, "Jersey Boys" is second on the list. The musical won four 2006 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and continues to be a must-see production among theater-goers. The "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" is the third most popular theatrical production on

Fans of the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees hit ticket sales out of the ball park with rankings first and second respectively in the sports ticket sales category. The legendary rival teams generated more than double the combined ticket sales of the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs and the Denver Broncos.

On the concert circuit, Barbra Streisand fans clearly prefer as their online source for tickets. Coast to coast, ticket sales for Babs' concerts were more than double the ticket sales of American Idol Live!, the popular Cheetah Girls, and the Rolling Stones. The husband-wife team of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill ranked second, ahead of Madonna's "Confessions Tour" which ranked third. 2006 Rankings of Ticket Sales

1        Gershwin Theatre
2        Fenway Park
3        Madison Square Garden
4        Radio City Music Hall
5        Virginia/August Wilson Theatre-NY
6        Yankee Stadium
7        Giants Stadium
8        Ford Center Of Performing Arts
9        Texas Stadium
10       Comerica Park

1        Wicked
2        Boston Red Sox
3        Barbra Streisand
4        Jersey Boys
5        Radio City Christmas Spectacular
6        Soul2Soul II: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
7        New York Yankees
8        Madonna
9        The Cheetah Girls
10       American Idols Live!

1        Barbra Streisand
2        Soul2Soul II: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
3        Madonna
4        The Cheetah Girls
5        American Idols Live!
6        Rolling Stones
7        Jimmy Buffett
8        Kenny Chesney
9        Dave Matthews Band
10       Celine Dion

1        Boston Red Sox
2        New York Yankees
3        Dallas Cowboys
4        Detroit Tigers
5        Chicago Cubs
6        Denver Broncos
7        St. Louis Cardinals
8        New England Patriots
9        New York Giants
10       Pittsburgh Steelers

1        Wicked
2        Jersey Boys
3        Radio City Christmas Spectacular
4        Lion King
5        Monty Python's Spamalot
6        Mary Poppins
7        Tarzan - The Musical
8        The Color Purple
9        Three Days Of Rain
10       Phantom Of The Opera
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