Dec 30

Winnipeg to host Heritage ClassicThe NHL announced earlier this month the 2016 Heritage Classic will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The Winnipeg Jets will host the game at Investors Group Field. Date and opponent have yet to be announced but in sticking with past Heritage Classic tradition, it is expected to be another Canadian-based NHL team. Perhaps the Edmonton Oilers? Time will tell.

Regardless of who the Jets will play, this is a great victory for the people of Winnipeg who date back to the days of the WHA. They supported the Jets all those year until they moved to Phoenix. Then in 2011 they were rewarded when the Atlanta Thrashers moved to Winnipeg and adopted the Jets name.

The celebration of hockey’s return to Winnipeg will be complete with an outdoor game. Just think of the old timer’s reunion game they could have with names like Bobby Hull, Dale Hawerchuck, Brian Mullen, Randy Carlyle, Bob Essensa, Thomas Steen, Keith Tkachuk and Teemu Selanne all available.

Also, the 2017 Heritage Classic is rumored to be headed to Canada’s capital as the Ottawa Senators may host the event.

Fans anxious to attend these amazing outdoor spectacles are encouraged to register now for a free email alert when Heritage Classic tickets are available through SelectATicket.com. It is free to sign up and you will only receive email about Heritage Classic tickets.

Dec 30

Justin TimberlakeHere is SelectATicket.com’s weekly top 5 events for the date range 12/23 – 12/30:

  1. Justin Timberlake
  2. Billy Joel
  3. New York Yankees
  4. NHL Heritage Classic: Vancouver vs ottawa
  5. Kinky Boots

One big surprise on the list may be New York Yankees but the Yankees are popular year round, not just during baseball season. The 2014 season is on sale and fans are already snatching up the best seats to the biggest games like matchups with the Red Sox and Mets.

The NHL Winter Classic is just days away but fans in Canada are looking forward to the return of the Heritage Classic, this year featuring Vancouver vs Ottawa at BC Place. It is the first outdoor game in Canada in years and it is a hot one!

Not surprising is seeing Justin Timberlake at the top of the list. Regarded as one of the top performers of today there is not a dull moment at a Justin Timberlake concert.

Check back next week to see what events top the list for the current week — any guesses? Maybe some NFL playoff tickets or even the upcoming Super Bowl will start to crack the list.

Dec 30

Peyton ManningThe early rounds of the NFL playoffs have been determined.

Here are the matchups to start the playoffs, Divisional round matchups will be determined by winners in the wildcard round:

WILDCARD ROUND
Saturday, January 4
4:35 p.m. ET: Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts
8:10 p.m. ET: New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday, January 5
1:05 p.m. ET: San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals
4:40 p.m. ET: San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers

DIVISIONAL ROUND
Saturday, January 11
4:35 p.m. ET: TBA at #1 Seattle Seahawks
8:15 p.m. ET: TBA at #2 New England Patriots

Sunday, January 12
1:05 p.m. ET: TBA at #2 Carolina Panthers
4:40 p.m. ET: TBA at #1 Denver Broncos

Who are your picks to make it through to Super Bowl XLVIII?

Dec 23

Matilda the MusicalLast week’s list of top 5 events on SelectATicket.com is here!

  1. Matilda the Musical
  2. New York Rangers
  3. New York Knicks
  4. One Direction
  5. New York Jets

Matilda the Musical tops the list as it is likely a hot holiday gift idea for young fans of the children’s story and also a great way to introduce kids to the world of Broadway.

Three of the five events are New York sports teams as the Knicks, Rangers and Jets all cracked the top 5. The Knicks and Rangers have an added wrinkle this year as they’re playing at the fully renovated Madison Square Garden – you have to see it to believe it, this place is state-of-the-art and seeing the new hi-def scoreboard alone is worth a trip to the Garden!

One Direction continues to be a strong concert, fans just can’t get enough of these boys and it is no different at SelectATicket.com.

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

Dec 20

Seattle SeahawksVegasInsider.com has published the most recent odds to win Super Bowl XLVIII (Feb 2 at MetLife Stadium) and here’s the list:

  • Seattle Seahawks 9/5
  • Denver Broncos 13/5
  • San Francisco 49ers 15/2
  • New England Patriots 14/1
  • Cincinnati Bengals 15/1
  • Carolina Panthers 16/1
  • New Orleans Saints 18/1
  • Kansas City Chiefs 20/1
  • Green Bay Packers 35/1
  • Indianapolis Colts 40/1
  • Philadelphia Eagles 40/1
  • Detroit Lions 45/1
  • Baltimore Ravens 50/1
  • Chicago Bears 60/1
  • Miami Dolphins 75/1
  • Dallas Cowboys 85/1
  • San Diego Chargers 85/1
  • Arizona Cardinals 100/1
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 500/1
  • New York Jets 2500/1

As you can see, the Seattle Seahawks are a heavy favorite right now at 9/5 odds followed by the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals to round out the top 5.

But fans all know that anything can happen once the NFL playoffs get underway. It is not out of the question to see a few upsets along the way and NY Giants fans will tell you that even an underdog Wild Card team can reach the Super Bowl despite playing all their playoff games on the road.

As the NFL season winds down, it is an exciting time here in the New Jersey/New York area for football fans as this highly anticipated Super Bowl is drawing closer and closer.

To many fans, it does not matter which teams make the Super Bowl, just the chance to say “I was there” is all they want and with only a few days left before Christmas, now is an ideal time to order Super Bowl tickets to surprise that special someone with the ultimate sports gift imaginable!

Dec 16

Nitro Circus LiveLast week’s Top 5 Events on SelectATicket.com saw some Broadway shows make the list as well as the first ever tour of Nitro Circus Live!

Take a look at the full list:

  1. Billy Joel
  2. Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs Stanford
  3. Nitro Circus Live
  4. Matilda the Musical
  5. Wicked

Billy Joel’s upcoming tour is a hot ticket right now and his shows at Madison Square Garden are selling out faster than he can announce them.

The Rose Bowl is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. With a great matchup between Michigan State and Stanford, the game is certain not to disappoint.

Nitro Circus Live comes to Madison Square Garden January 8th for its only area appearance on the first ever tour of the hotshot stunts featuring bicycles, motorbikes and even wheelchairs! These guys are insane and it is non-stop action, rave reviews are pouring in from all over the world.

Rounding out the top 5 are two big time Broadway musicals – Matilda and Wicked. With the holidays here, it is a great time to treat the family to a Broadway show and introduce the young ones to the theater, a gift they’ll remember forever.

Check back next week to see what shows make the top 5 list, it is always changing!

Dec 11

blog-auburnJust a reminder that Select-A-Ticket has great prices on all NCAA Bowl Games coming up. From the BCS to the Pinstripe, we’ve got great seats for all the big matchups and can even get you premium seating to the smaller games, too.

In case you missed it, here’s a look at some of the more popular bowl game matchups plus the local area Pinstripe Bowl held at Yankee Stadium:

BCS Championship Game – Florida State vs Auburn
Rose Bowl – Michigan State vs Stanford
Orange Bowl – Clemson vs Ohio State
Sugar Bowl – Alabama vs Oklahoma
Pinstripe Bowl – Notre Dame vs Rutgers

Did you know that in addition to selling tickets to these events that SelectATicket.com also buys your tickets if you cannot make the game or have tickets that are likely to go unused?

You can simply visit SelectATicket.com and click the Sell Tickets button. There you can submit the details of what event you are looking to sell and provide contact information so we can quote you a price on your tickets.

So whether you’re buying or selling, SelectATicket.com is the place to go for NCAA Bowl Game tickets.

Dec 9

One DirectionThe list of SelectATicket.com’s Top 5 Events for Last Week is out and contains some hot concerts coming to the tri-state area:

  1. Billy Joel
  2. One Direction
  3. Wicked
  4. Lady Gaga
  5. The Book of Mormon

As you can see three of the top five are Billy Joel, One Direction and Lady Gaga — all performing in and around New York.

The other two events are Wicked and The Book of Mormon, two of the most popular Broadway shows around.

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

Dec 4

Florida StateCollege football fans know that this is the final season of the BCS Series as next year the NCAA will turn to a playoff format to determine the national champion.

As things stand currently, these are the assumed matchups (according to NCAA football guru Jerry Palm) for the BCS bowls if the season were to end today. Official matchups will be released this Sunday night.

BCS Championship Game – Florida State vs Ohio State
Orange Bowl – Clemson vs Alabama
Sugar Bowl – Auburn vs UCF
Fiesta Bowl – Oklahoma State vs Northern Illinois
Rose Bowl – Michigan State vs Stanford

Again, these are best guesses and not etched in stone but they certainly would make for some good games, especially the BCS Championship Game if it were to feature Florida State vs Ohio State. Both teams have huge fan bases and Florida State has just steamrolled through the competition this season for the most part. It would be an epic battle for sure.

Check SelectATicket.com on Sunday for the final matchups and to find tickets to all NCAA bowl games, not just the BCS Series.

Dec 3

Auburn shakes up the BCSThe BCS Championship Game is the Super Bowl of college football. Each year the top 2 ranked teams face each other to determine the champion.

For the past two seasons, Alabama has been the winner of that title but this year could very well see a new team crowned the best college football has to offer.

Alabama has been at the top of the standings all year long but a loss this past Saturday to Auburn puts all that in jeopardy for the Crimson Tide.

As you can see by viewing the BCS Top 25 list, Florida State and Ohio State would be the current matchup.

There’s still a chance for that to change but time is running out.

The bowl game participants will be announced this Sunday evening.

At that point, everybody will know who is set to play in the BCS championship game as well as all the other major bowl games including Orange, Rose, Gator, Fiesta and Sugar just to name a few.

If you are hoping to attend the 2014 BCS Championship Game, it is a good idea to head to SelectATicket.com for tickets. Unlike other broker websites, we charge no last minute fees besides shipping and all orders are backed by a guarantee — there’s no risk involved and we’ve been in business a long time, selling tickets since 1978, so we know what we are doing and how to get you the best tickets to the championship game out in Pasadena this coming January 6th.

Dec 2

US Open TennisLast week’s top 5 events were as follows:

  1. U.S. Open Tennis Championship
  2. Billy Joel
  3. Imagine Dragons
  4. NHL Heritage Classic: Vancouver vs ottawa
  5. Mamma Mia!

The U.S. Open Tennis Championship may surprise some people but wise fans know that now is the time to secure the best seats to the best sessions like the semifinals and finals. Plus, for the huge tennis fan in your life these are the ultimate holiday gift.

Billy Joel is coming to Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden among other venues and his fans are anxiously waiting for these concerts. He always puts on a great show and when in New York he always puts a little something extra into those shows.

Imagine Dragons are a hot show right now and selling out across the country, they take the 3rd spot followed by the Heritage Classic, the NHL’s outdoor game in Canada between the Canucks and Senators.

Finally, a Broadway favorite, Mamma Mia! secures the 5th spot.

Check back next week to see what events make the top 5 list and what events fall out of the list.