Oct 31

Stadium SeriesThe National Hockey League season is well underway and teams are already making some trades and sorting out their rosters.

Locally, the New York Rangers said goodbye to loyal veteran netminder Martin Biron after just 2 appearances this season and welcome new backup Cam Talbot into the fold. Talbot has played well in a few starts so far this season. Up front the Rangers have demoted Aaron Asham and Darrol Powe while youngsters Chris Kreider and JT Miller are forcing their way into the lineup.

The New Jersey Devils are witnessing a changing of the guard as Cory Schneider is slowing taking the reigns between the pipes as the living legend Martin Brodeur ages gracefully into the backup roll for the Devils. A huge transition for perhaps the greatest goalie of all-time but understandable that time catches up with us all eventually, but Marty can still stack the pads with the best of them from time to time and gives his team a chance to win when called up.

Perhaps the biggest shakeup came on Long Island as the Islanders pulled off the biggest trade of this early season when they acquired Free Agent-to-be Thomas Vanek from Buffalo in exchange for fan favorite Matt Moulson, a first round pick in 2014 and a second round pick in 2015! A steep price to pay for Vanek, a player who can walk away at the end of the season, but the Islanders made a statement with this trade and that statement is they mean business this season.

All of these changes make for great backdrop as these three teams will participate in the most exciting week of regular season hockey these parts have ever seen — on January 26th the Devils and Rangers will play at Yankee Stadium followed by the Rangers vs Islanders later that week on January 29th as part of the NHL Stadium Series.

Others games in the outdoor hockey series include the Ducks and Kings at Dodger Stadium, the Penguins and Blackhawks at Soldier Field and the 2 crown jewels of NHL outdoor hockey – The Winter Classic between Detroit & Toronto at The Big House in Michigan and the Heritage Classic between Vancouver and Ottawa at BC Place.

These games bring the game back to its beginnings and fans go absolutely crazy for it. These are the best players in the world playing at major outdoor venues, the likes of which may not happen again as the league is expected to go back to just a single outdoor game next season.

Oct 28

Christmas SpectacularA sure sign the holiday season is quickly approaching, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular came in as the #1 event on SelectATicket.com last week. Families are quickly locking up the best seats at early bird prices before the season kicks in to full gear.

Here is the full Top 5 list:

  1. Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  2. The Book of Mormon
  3. Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  4. The Eagles
  5. New Jersey Devils

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is another seasonal favorite and devoted fans know this is the final time they’ll be performing “The Lost Christmas Eve” live in concert so if you haven’t seen them yet and love that album, this is your last chance to do so.

Check back next Monday when we list the top 5 events for this week, let’s see if the Christmas Spectacular can hold on to the number one slot!

Oct 23

Giants vs EaglesThe New York Giants, fresh off their first win of the season Monday night against the Vikings, travel to the unfriendly confines of Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field Sunday in search of another victory.

In the tight NFC East race, it may be hard to believe but the New York Giants can put themselves right back in the thick of things with a win at Philadelphia against the struggling Eagles.

Philadelphia is coming off a disappointing loss to the Cowboys, 17-3.

The Eagles defeated the Giants, 36-21 in Week 5 at MetLife Stadium. If the Giants hope to have any playoff hopes at all this year, they need to do two things:

1) Put together a winning streak
2) Beat the teams ahead of them in the NFC East

They can start doing both of those this Sunday against the Eagles.

Following this matchup the Giants will have a Bye week and then 3 straight home games (Oakland, Green Bay and Dallas).

It is not out of the question for them to win all three of those, if the Giants can do that, they’ll pull themselves right back into the thick of the race.

Oct 21

George StraitThe top 5 Events on SelectATicket.com last week was dominated by football as the NFL takes three spots with the Pro Bowl, Jets and Giants but the final tour of country music legend George Strait is making a strong stand and all of the events were topped by Wrestlemania 30 in New Orleans.

  1. Wrestlemania XXX
  2. George Strait
  3. New York Giants
  4. New York Jets
  5. NFL Pro Bowl

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We will be back next Monday with the top events from this week, what do you think will make the list?

Oct 17

Cory SchneiderThe New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers faceoff for their first meeting this season on Saturday at the Prudential Center. Tickets start at just $60 each (current market value, prices subject to change) for this divisional rivalry that dates back to 1982 when the Devils first came to New Jersey.

The Rangers are coming off their second win of the season, a 2-0 shutout of the powerful Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

For the Blueshirts it was a strong team effort, something they’ve been lacking thus far in the beginning of new head coach Alain Vigneault’s tenure behind the bench.

The Devils have a game tonight in Ottawa where they’ll battle the Senators before returning home to take on the Rangers Saturday night.

This season the cross-river rivalry adds a new wrinkle as the Rangers and Devils will play outdoors at Yankee Stadium! In the first ever outdoor hockey game at Yankee Stadium, the first ever outdoor game in the Devils’ history, the NHL Stadium Series brings these two foes outside for what is destined to be an instant classic which attending fans will remember for a lifetime.

The Rangers will be looking to remain undefeated in outdoor regular season play as they won the epic 2012 Winter Classic against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Oct 14

Last week saw a shuffling up of the top 5 list at SelectATicket.com.

Phish

Here is the full top 5 list:

  1. Phish
  2. Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  3. Kinky Boots
  4. George Strait
  5. Cher

As reported previously on TicketBulletin, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is hitting more than 50 cities across the country this year so it is no surprise to see them getting a lot of attention.

Also making the list is George Strait who is embarking on his final major tour and selling out venues all across the country in one of the hottest country music tickets in years.

Rounding out the top 5 are Kinky Boots, a hilarious Broadway musical and Cher, who is on her first tour in a few years which is also generating a lot of buzz!

Check back next Monday when we post the Top 5 of the current week – what do you think will make the list?

Oct 9

Disney On IceDisney On Ice shows consistently sell out across the country. With several performances in each city they visit, Disney On Ice is one of the most successful touring outfits in entertainment.

Children grow up with their movies, their parents grew up with their movies and their grandparents love the stories and characters, too. There is certainly no shortage of Disney fans across the country!

Disney fans in the New Jersey and New York area will have a few chances to see some of these entertaining ice shows in the upcoming months.

The two main Disney On Ice shows now touring are “Let’s Celebrate” and “100 Years of Magic.”

In Let’s Celebrate, Mickey and Minnie celebrate all kinds of holidays and occasions from around the world and from around the World of Disney as well — here’s just a few of the events they’ll celebrate:

  • a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter
  • a Royal Valentine‚Äôs Day Ball with Disney Princesses
  • a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch
  • a winter wonderland with Toy Story’s Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear
  • a Halloween party featuring some of Disney’s most dastardly Villains

Let’s Celebrate will be making the following stops in the area:

  • Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY 11/5 – 11/10
  • Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY 11/12 – 11/17
  • Prudential Center Newark, NJ 11/20 – 11/24
  • Izod Center East Rutherford, NJ 11/26 – 12/1

The other exciting show, 100 Years of Magic, features more than 60 unforgettable Disney stars, a sing-along score of award-winning Disney music, stunning on-ice choreography, elaborate sets and beautiful costumes. 100 Years of Magic makes the following stops in the area:

  • Izod Center East Rutherford, NJ 1/3/14 – 1/5/14
  • Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY 1/9/14 – 1/12/14
  • Prudential Center Newark, NJ 1/15/14 – 1/20/14
  • Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY 1/22/14 – 1/26/14

With several performances each and multiple shows at multiple area venues, this is a great time for Disney fans in the New York area to get tickets and see one or both of these extremely popular events.

Disney On Ice tickets are available now at SelectATicket.com for these and all other performances across the country.

Oct 8

Kentucky DerbyThe Wynn Las Vegas has early odds available for the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Honor Roll is the current favorite at 10-1.

While there’s plenty of time to decide who may win, place or show in the Kentucky Derby, time is running out on your chance to get the best tickets available.

Year after year, more and more people attend the Kentucky Derby and 2014 is expected to draw the largest crowd ever to Churchill Downs.

Don’t be left out, experience the most exciting two minutes in sports, be part of the pageantry of the day and immerse yourself in the grand tradition at the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby!

Take a look at the early odds, courtesy of courier-journal.com, and just imagine yourself at the track, surrounded by celebrities and cheering your horse on to victory in the Run for the Roses!

Wynn Las Vegas’ Oct. 7 Kentucky Derby odds by CJ WEB ADMIN

For tickets to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, visit SelectATicket.com today.

Oct 7

Elton JohnThe top 5 events on SelectATicket.com last week was headed up by none other than Elton John as his return to the road has fans excited about acquiring the best seats to his upcoming concerts:

  1. Elton John
  2. Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love
  3. New York Jets
  4. Cher
  5. WWE: Wrestlemania XXX

Also returning to performing is Cher. After a long layoff since her last tour, Cher is is ready to fill arenas across the country including the IZOD Center and Barclays Center on her recently announced tour.

As always, Wrestlemania is not to be forgotten as the 30th anniversary event is expected to draw an enormous crowd to the Superdome in New Orleans and the matches haven’t even been made official yet – just wait til that news breaks!

Check back next week when we will share the top 5 events at SelectATicket.com for the next 7 days – let us know what your pick for #1 is, leave a comment below!

Oct 2

Harlem GlobetrottersThe Harlem Globetrotters continue to do just that as they have upcoming games scheduled all across the county — and the world.

In December the Globetrotters will visit Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall; February see them at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, PA or in White Plains, NY; they also visit Philadlephia, Columbus, Rosemont, Cincinnati, Baltimore and countless other cities — and Select-A-Ticket has great tickets to them all.

Visit SelectATicket.com to find tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters at a venue near you.

The Globetrotters have been around since 1926. With their signature song “Sweet Georgia Brown” and patented highlight reel basketball skills, there’s nothing but fun to be had at a Globetrotters game. Fans young and old love every minute of it.

The roster changes all the time but some of the current players you’re likely to see include:

  • Special K
  • TNT
  • Firefly
  • Dizzy
  • Big Easy

Some of the all-time greatest players have been Globetrotters, including Wilt Chamberlain. The names of the Globetrotters Legends will certainly bring back memories for some of their older fans –

  • Curly Neal
  • Meadowlark Lemon
  • Sweet Lou Dunbar
  • Connie Hawkins
  • Marques Haynes

That’s just to name a few — come out and see the future legends, today’s stars of the Harlem Globetrotters are amazing athletes and entertainers, you will not be disappointed.