SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(TicketNetwork.com - April 18, 2014) - Online ticket marketplace TicketNetwork.com today released its report on ticket sale trends for the first quarter of 2014. The year opened with strong sales in the sports category for two popular motorsport events.
"Monster Jam tickets and AMA Supercross tickets are affordably priced, which makes them popular entertainment options for families and large groups," explained Danielle Metcalf, operations manager at TicketNetwork.com. "With a regular schedule of events every season, the marketplace sees steady demand for these motorsport events all year long."
Top Sports Events on TicketNetwork.com *
Super Bowl XLVIII
New York Knicks
Monster Energy AMA Supercross
Boston Red Sox
It was an easy touchdown for professional football’s big game on the Q1 sports rankings, as this year's metro New York location made it an especially popular ticket on TicketNetwork.com. The marketplace also saw seasonal crossover in ticket sales with the New York Knicks remaining the top basketball ticket and early sales for the Boston Red Sox leading the way for pre-season baseball.
In addition to the sports category report, TicketNetwork.com also released Q1 rankings for the marketplace's concerts and theater categories. Read on for the full report of the quarter's top performers and shows:
Top Concert Acts on TicketNetwork.com *
In the concerts category, Q1 is always a key timeframe for acts to announce and start ticket sales for their spring and summer tours. This year, Bruno Mars' spring tour led the way in concert ticket sales, but George Strait trailed by only the slightest of margins. Fans have been flocking to see the iconic country performer's farewell The Cowboy Rides Away Tour before it ends June 7 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, lending to his high ranking on the marketplace not only in this quarter, but in previous quarters as well.
Top Theater Productions on TicketNetwork.com *
The Book of Mormon
Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic
Phantom of the Opera
The Lion King
Many of the top-selling theater productions for Q1 see strong sales from Broadway stagings and national tours alike. Joining these familiar names, like The Book of Mormon and Wicked, is the family friendly Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic, which tours the nation through late May before heading overseas.
* Based on TicketNetwork.com sales reports for January 1-March 31, 2014. Trademarked names are the property of their respective owners. TicketNetwork.com does not claim any right or ownership to any performer or venue name, or other trademark contained in this release. These names are strictly used for descriptive purposes and do not imply an endorsement or partnership.
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