Mar 26

The 2013 U.S. Open Tennis Championships will be held August 26 – September 9 in Flushing, NY.

From the early rounds all the way to the finals, Select-A-Ticket has great pricing on tickets to the US Open.

Reserve your access today to this exclusive event, cheer for the greatest tennis players in the world as they compete in one of the most popular Grand Slam events in the exciting city of New York!

You never know when you’ll be witness to sports history in the making at the U.S. Open — last year’s tournament saw Andy Murray become the first British man since 1936 (Fred Perry) to win a Grand Slam singles title.

Serena Williams won for the first time since 2008, defeating Victoria Azarenka in the final to capture the championship.

Not all fans may be aware but the U.S. Open is one of the oldest tennis championship tournaments in the world. The first men’s singles title was played back in 1881.

The rich history, the greatest players and the greatest city in the world combine to bring you one the shining jewels in sports – be there this year for the US Open Tennis Championship.

Mar 25

The top 5 events for the past week at SelectATicket.com were:

  1. Wrestlemania
  2. Newsies The Musical
  3. Pink
  4. New York Rangers
  5. Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi’s new album is out and their tour comes to MetLife Stadium in July – fans are anxious to see Bon Jovi back in New Jersey this summer and they surely will not dissapoint!

Also coming up in just two weeks is Wrestlemania XXIX at MetLife Stadium, time is running out but tickets remain available for the biggest show in pro wrestling.

Remember to come back next week and see what events reach the top 5 list for the current week.

Mar 22

An annual spectacle for basketball fans, the 2014 NBA All Star Weekend promises to be just as exciting and star-studded as prior years.

Moving to New Orleans Arena, right next to the famous Superdome, the 2014 NBA All Star Game is just the final event of a weekend filled with basketball’s finest players.

Things get underway with the Rising Stars Challenge which shows off the game’s best young players followed by NBA All Star Saturday Night which sometimes manages to steal some of the limelight as fans love to see what dynamic dunks players can think of next, limited only by their creativity, there is no telling what you might see them do.

Then the main event comes on the third day as the best NBA players from the East and the West face each other in a battle of basketball’s shooting stars.

Aside from the NBA related events, New Orleans is a wonderful destination any time of year. From the classic Victorian homes, the trolley cars, the live music, the unique nightlife scene all accompanied by some of the best food in the country, New Orleans will certainly prove to be a perfect host for the NBA All Star Weekend.

Orders are now being accepted for each of the three All Star events, head to SelectATicket.com to find your NBA All Star Game tickets today.

Mar 21

For the 2013-14 season the new Big East will consist of ten teams.

The 10 members will be the Catholic 7 schools that left the Big East – DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John’s and Villanova – plus Butler and Xavier of the Atlantic 10 and Creighton of the Missouri Valley.

According to ESPN.com, multiple coaches from the new league have stated the new Big East would play an 18-game, round-robin schedule in 2013-14.

The 2014 Big East Tournament will still be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Based at the Garden since the early 1980’s, the Big East Tournament has traditionally been one of the top conference tournaments in the country.

Fans can register now to receive an email alert when 2014 Big East Tournament tickets become available at SelectATicket.com.

Mar 19

What at first was believed to be a wrist strain that would sideline Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira until the end of May, has turned out to be a torn tendon which may require season ending surgery for the Yankees slugger.

As it stands now, the Yankees and Teixeira are optimistic it will not need to come to that. He is expected to miss 8-10 weeks while resting the wrist and is expected to attempt a return. However should the wrist not respond to rest, the possibility of surgery is very likely.

In additional injury news, shortstop Derek Jeter has been scratched from today’s preseason game due to ankle pain. Jeter is trying to work his way back from a fractured ankle and given the news on Teixeira, the Yankees would be wise to proceed with caution on Jeter’s return, as well.

Despite these injuries, the Yankees are looking forward to opening day at Yankees Stadium.

The Yanks face none other than the dreaded Boston Red Sox, April 1st at 1:05pm to open the 2013 season.

Head over to SelectATicket.com and find tickets to opening day and all other NY Yankees games this season.

Mar 18

Spanning from 3/11-3/17, these were the top 5 events on SelectATicket.com —

  1. Wrestlemania
  2. Big East Tournament
  3. The Lion King
  4. Annie
  5. Dave Matthews Band

Wrestlemania interest is heating up as the big event comes to MetLife Stadium April 7!

Find tickets to these and all other theatre, sports, concert and family events at SelectATicket.com.

Mar 14

Rumors are swirling about a the possibility of a future NHL Winter Classic being held in Los Angeles. Three possible venues are Dodger Stadium, the LA Coliseum and the Rose Bowl.

With the Los Angeles Kings the current defending Stanley Cup champs and icing a lineup very close to the one which won the championship last season, there is unlikely to be a better time to put the focus on the West Coast for the NHL.

Not too far from the Kings are the Anaheim Ducks, currently sitting in second place in the entire league with 41 points. Trailing only the Chicago Blackhawks who currently sit at 45 points.

The Ducks vs Kings, while a great matchup for local fans and die-hard hockey fans, might not be enough of a tv draw across North America for the NHL to go with it. There’s no telling if they will even host a game out there, but one would have to speculate they’d want to include either a Canadian team or a team from another major U.S. city simply for the viewership.

It is anyone’s guess if the NHL will host an outdoor Winter Classic in Los Angeles, but it would be a major move towards giving the West Coast fans a little love, as the general consensus is the NHL has a strong East Coast bias.

Either way, regardless of where it is hosted, you can find NHL Winter Classic tickets at SelectATicket.com and also sign up to receive email or text alerts when they’re available in the future.

Mar 11

The Big East Tournament starts tomorrow and that explains why it was the top event on SelectATicket.com last week.

Take a look at the top 5 to see what is among the hot tickets these days:

  1. Big East Tournament
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus
  4. Wrestlemania
  5. Bon Jovi

Wrestlemania is at MetLife Stadium on April 7, expect to see that event in this list for the next month and this summer Bon Jovi’s got two shows at MetLife Stadium that are sure to please the crowds in their home state.

Mar 10

Every year the Allman Brothers Band takes over New York’s Beacon Theatre for an extended run and the 2013 run is happening right now. There are only a few shows left but there’s a limited number of Allman Brothers Band tickets remaining for fans who can’t get enough of the veteran jam band.

These shows are getting rave review from attendees, as well they should.

The Allman Brothers Band is one of the best American rock bands of all time. They’ve had their tragic losses and magical resurgences and now they are a treasure to be appreciated by music lovers of all ages. Gregg Allman’s voice is iconic, Derek Trucks plays slide guitar which does the music justice and honors the memory of the long-departed Duane Allman. This band still rocks.

Time is running out if you want to see the Allman Brothers at the Beacon. They play five more Beacon shows this week, their final show is March 17.

Head over to SelectATicket.com and find tickets today, witness a part of American Music history — see the Allman Brothers!

Mar 8

Despite missing number one center Brad Richards and number one defenseman Marc Staal, the New York Rangers extended their current winning streak to 4 games with a 2-1 overtime victory against the New York Islanders last night.

Richards is sitting out with a stiff neck and back as a result of a dirty hit last Sunday from Buffalo Sabres winger Patrick Kaleta, a hit which earned Kaleta a 5 game suspension.

Staal was lost in the next game, taking a deflected slapshot to the face. Initial concerns over Staal’s eyesight seem to have been alleviated as doctors predict a full recovery is likely but Staal remains out of the lineup until further notice. Hopefully with a face shield in the future!

Newly acquired waiver wire pickup Roman Hamrlik played his first game on the blueline for the Rangers last night and was a steadying presence. That is exactly what the Rangers need from him to solidify the third pairing once Staal returns to the lineup but it is even more welcomed with Staal sidelined. Hamrlik is far removed from his offensive defenseman days but last night he showed he can still be smooth with the puck under pressure and smart enough to play positionally sound defense. If he can provide that consistently for the Rangers, he was a wise pickup at no cost.

The Islanders held a 1-0 lead from the first period until late in the third period, making it look like the Rangers’s modest streak may come to an end, but once again it was Rick Nash to the rescue. With 14:37 gone by in the third period, Nash deflected a shot by Derek Stepan past Islanders goaltender Evgeny Nabokov to tie the game and force overtime.

Just 21 seconds into overtime Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto rushed the net and was hauled down on the play by Michael Grabner, giving the Rangers a power play. They wasted little time as Marian Gaborik fired home a shot from the just above the top of the right wing faceoff circle, under a leaping Ryan Callahan and past Nabokov for the victory.

The 2 points give the Rangers 26 points in 22 games played and places them eigth in the Easter Conference playoff race. They stand 1 point behind the New Jersey Devils with 2 games in hand.

Their next game is tonight versus the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden before heading out on a road trip as the Big East Tournament takes over MSG next week.

Mar 5

The final Big East Tournament as we know it will be played next week at Madison Square Garden. Games begin on Tuesday March 12 and the championship game will be played Saturday March 16.

As it stands now, several teams are leaving the Big East so this is the last chance to see one of the best college basketball conference tournaments in the country.

The current Big East basketball standings boasts Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh and Syracuse rounding out the top 5.

Not too shabby but when you consider Notre Dame, Connecticut, St. John’s and Villanova are also in the conference, you can see why Big East tournament tickets are one of the hottest items at SelectATicket.com.

The event unfolds at Madison Square Garden, as it has since the 1980s when the tournament really set itself apart as one of the best college sporting events in the nation.

In recent seasons the drama has continued, from Cinderella teams to marathon games going into multiple overtimes, there is always excitement and unpredictability waiting to unfold at the Big East Tournament.

Mar 4

People contact us all the time asking what’s hot or popular at the moment.

This weekly post summarizes the top 5 events that people are interested in at SelectATicket.com, here are the events for the past week:

  1. MLB Home Run Derby
  2. Winter Classic
  3. The Package Tour
  4. Big East Tournament
  5. Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus

With the MLB Home Run Derby and All Star Game in nearby Flushing, NY this year – we expect these events to make the list quite a bit over the next several months.

The Big East Tournament begins next week – fans are making plans and snatching up tickets to all sessions as we speak!

Check back next week to see what events make the list.