Jan 29

Motley CrueAfter over 30 years, Motley Crue has announced they are calling it quits and are heading out on the road one last time for their Farewell Tour.

Accompanied by Alice Cooper, this is going to be a tour to remember forever.

If you have never seen them, this is your last chance… and if you have seen them several times, this is STILL your last chance – there will be no more Motley Crue concerts after this tour!

To reinforce the fact that this is it and there will be no more shows, the four members of the band signed a contractual agreement that permanently dissolves the legendary group once the farewell tour ends.

So this really is it!

Having sold over 80 million albums since they began in the early 1980s, there is no shortage of Motley Crue fans around the world.

The tour begins July 2 in Michigan and currently there are dates scheduled through November 21 in Vancouver, BC. More dates are expected to be added but the contract which dissolves Motley Crue takes effect in 2015 so there is not much time left to add more concerts.

If they have a date scheduled near you, this is it – head over to SelectATicket.com for the current list of Farewell Tour dates and take advantage of your last chance to see Motley Crue in concert!

Jan 27

MAXIM Red CarpetThe NHL Stadium Series is holding two games at Yankee Stadium this week and yesterday’s Rangers vs Devils game was among the top 5 events on SelectATicket.com for the past seven days.

The full list consists of some major events, check it out!

  1. NHL Stadium Series NY Rangers vs NJ Devils
  2. Super Bowl Maxim Party
  3. NCAA Frozen Four
  4. Super Bowl XLVIII: Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks
  5. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Daytona 500

The Maxim Party is the most exciting party on Super Bowl weekend and SelectATicket.com has your VIP passes all ready to go.

The NCAA Frozen Four makes a very rare visit to Philadelphia this year so take advantage of the college hockey championships being so closeby and watch the top 4 teams in the nation battle it out for the title.

Everybody knows Super Bowl XLVIII is coming to MetLife Stadium in just under one week from today and that’s catapulted the big game to the Top 5 this week.

Also making the cut is the Daytona 500. With the cold weather we are having it is welcomed news that NASCAR season and a full spring and summer of racing is just under one month away. The Daytona is one of the cornerstones of NASCAR and it’s popularity has elevated it to the Top 5 for the past week.

What events will make it this week? Will it be all Super Bowl related?

Check back next week and find out!

Jan 27

Rangers vs Devils at Yankee StadiumThe NHL Stadium Series held two games over the weekend, each featuring bitter rivals on opposite coasts.

First up was the Anaheim Ducks versus Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium Saturday night followed by the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils taking the field at Yankee Stadium Sunday afternoon.

The weather for the games could not have been more different as the temperature at opening faceoff for the game in California was a comfortable 63 degrees. As with any outdoor game, the ice is the biggest issue and the warm weather made for a bouncy puck which proved hard to handle but the playing field was the same for each team and the game was an entertaining one as the visiting Ducks handed the Kings a 3-0 loss.

The following day at Yankee Stadium was not quite as comfortable as the temperature was 25 degrees by the time they dropped the puck following a one hour delay for sun glare.

The Devils stormed out to a 3-1 lead in the first period before a late goal by Marc Staal closed the Blueshirts within 1 heading to intermission.

Some of the New York Yankees’ motivational talks from the past must’ve rubbed off on the Rangers during intermission because they fired off 5 more goals to win the game 7-3.

Fans for all teams reported having a great time at both games and New York area fans have the chance to see another outdoor spectacle as the Rangers and Islanders faceoff this Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. Tickets are still available, some are going for less than $75 each, currently. Prices are subject to change and inventory may disappear quickly so act now if you want to take advantage of the rare chance to see outdoor hockey at Yankee Stadium, it is not likely to come this way again anytime soon!

Jan 20

Theresa CaputoTheresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium, tops the list of hot events at SelectATicket.com for the past week.

With her wildly popular television show and down-to-earth style, she has built quite the following of fans across the country. She has taken to the road and is performing before sold out audiences both far and wide who come to see her use her unique talents to converse with the other side.

  1. Theresa Caputo The Long Island Medium
  2. The Book of Mormon
  3. 2014 MLB Home Run Derby
  4. Super Bowl XLVIII Parking Passes
  5. Yes

Now that Super Bowl XLVIII is set, do you think the game and related events will make the list for next week? Already breaking into the Top 5 is Super Bowl Parking Passes. This may seem odd until you realize there are only an estimated 10,000 – 11,000 parking permits available and the stadium seats 82,500 people. If you don’t have a pre-purchased parking pass, you won’t be allowed onto the MetLife Stadium grounds on game day so if you’re going to the game and plan on driving — you absolutely need one of these to get in!

Come back next Monday to see what events make the list. There are always surprises as you can see by 70s rockers Yes making the list this week as well as the Home Run Derby too which is 6 months away. You never know what’s going to work its way into the Top 5 Events.

Jan 19

Seattle SeahawksThe Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII where they will face the Denver Broncos who disposed of the New England Patriots earlier in the day.

Seattle won by a narrow 23-17 margin and did not have this game in the bag until an interception in the endzone with just under 30 seconds to play. The 49ers were marching and threatening to take the lead but the Seahawks managed to escape with the victory and will now go on to play in the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl XLVIII will be played Sunday February 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ and the anticipation surrounding this game is greater than most Super Bowls as it is the first modern day cold weather, outdoor Super Bowl.

So now the matchup is set. The Broncos and the golden arm of Peyton Manning will take on the stingy Seahawks defense.

Who is going to win this one? Leave us your comments and tell us who you think will take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy this year.

If you want the honor and bragging rights of actually going the big game, check out SelectATicket.com for seats just about anywhere you want to sit in MetLife Stadium!

Jan 19

Super Bowl XLVIIIIn a hard-fought AFC Championship Game that was not as high scoring as many may have expected, the Denver Broncos emerged victorious against the New England Patriots by a score of 26-16.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tried his best to bring his team back from behind as he scored a 4th quarter rushing touchdown with just over 3 minutes to go but a failed 2 point conversion followed by a unsuccessful on sides kick attempt sealed their fate.

The Broncos took the lead just 3:48 into the game and never looked back. They went out to a 10-0 lead before New England got on the board with a field goal and the teams went to halftime with Denver holding a 13-3 edge.

A 3rd quarter touchdown and 2 field goals in the fourth quarter by Denver proved to be too much for Brady and the Patriots to overcome.

The Broncos will have to wait a few hours to see who their Super Bowl opponents will be as the NFC Championship Game between Seattle and San Francisco gets underway shortly.

Congratulations to the Denver Broncos on making it to Super Bowl XLVIII — if YOU want to make it to the game then head on over to SelectATicket.com where you can get Super Bowl tickets, hotel packages, parking, party access and more!

Jan 14

Super Bowl Boulevard (from AP)The NFL today released the official map of Super Bowl Boulevard. You may download it here.

Autographs, sessions, a giant toboggan slide, even kick field goals — there’s so much to do in New York City leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII. Take a look at the Super Bowl Boulevard map and plan your week!

Super Bowl Boulevard admittance is free but certain events and features may charge fees or require tickets. Some of the larger events which require tickets can be purchased at SelectATicket.com. There you can buy tickets to the game, VIP parties, parking at MetLife Stadium which has VERY limited availabilty, transportation, packages — you can even book a hotel room through the links at SelectATicket.com.

More than a million people are expected to visit Super Bowl Boulevard, Jan. 29-Feb. 1, noon-10 p.m., along Broadway between 34th and 47th streets.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for local fans as well as fans coming in to the New Jersey/New York area for the big game.

Jan 13

Peyton ManningThe conference championship matches are all set and there are four strong teams vying to play in Super Bowl XLVIII (MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, Sunday, February 2).

Emerging from the divisional playoff weekend with victories were Seattle (23-15 over New Orleans), New England (43-22 over Indianapolis), San Francisco (23-10 over Carolina) and Denver (24-17 over San Diego).

That means the AFC Championship Game will be New England at Denver and the NFC Championship Game will be San Francisco at Seattle.

The NFL could not have asked for two better matchups in these games. The long-running duel between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will add another chapter as the two square off to bring their teams to the promised land once again. Manning has been remarkable for the Broncos since coming to them from the Colts where it was thought a neck injury may end his career while Brady continues to just find a way to win. With an ever changing support cast, Brady just gets it done. This game promises to be one for the ages!

The NFC Championship game is no slouch, either. The Seattle Seahawks have been banging on the door of respectability for a few years now and this is their chance to put up or shut up. Their much ballyhooed 12th Man will get their chance to be heard and quite possibly be the difference in their team reaching the Super Bowl or going home empty handed once again.

The crowd in Seattle can be deafening and that might be the only thing that can stop Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers. With a running game anchored by Frank Gore and so many options to pass to among Vernon Davis, Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree, all augmented by Kaepernick’s ability to scramble and turn would-be sacks into long running plays and first downs, the 49ers have all the offensive weapons you could ask for.

Both conference championship games will be hard-fought and entertaining, whichever teams emerge will meet up in Super Bowl XLVIII. So the possible Super Bowl matchups are:

Jan 13

Baseball season is right around the cornerThe football season may be coming down the back stretch but some fans are already looking forward to the upcoming baseball season. A quick look at SelectATicket.com’s Top 5 Events for the past week shows the MLB All Star Game leading the list and rounding out the top 5 is tickets to New York Yankees Spring Training.

  1. MLB All Star Game
  2. New York Knicks
  3. Big East Tournament
  4. The Allman Brothers Band
  5. New York Yankees Spring Training

Basketball mans two spots as the New York Knicks, fueled by their game against the Heat this past week, and Big East Tournament take slots 2 and 3.

Placing fourth is The Allman Brothers Band, as once again they bring their jam band vibes to New York City’s Beacon Theater for 10 shows this March, often featuring unannounced surprise guests, these concerts have become a staple in the New York music scene and the Allmans show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Check back next week to see what events make the top 5, any guesses for the Super Bowl and related events? We are very close to knowing what the matchup will be for the highly anticipated Super Bowl XLVIII!

Jan 7

AMA SupercrossMonster Energy AMA Supercross is coming to MetLife Stadium on April 26, 2014.

This race will be the first time in over 40 seasons of supercross that they will be performing in New Jersey’s Meadowlands Sports Complex.

As you can imagine, the result is a high demand and strong interest in this event which rivals the intensity of the FIM World Championship racing itself!

The Main Event begins at 7:00PM while the doors open for practice and qualifying at 12:30PM. Families and Supercross enthusiasts can look forward to an entire day after waiting so long for supercross to finally hold an event at the Meadowlands.

This is the second to last stop on the tour this season, another factor driving demand high for this event – time is running out and although the stadium is large, ticket availability is limited. Naturally, the best seats are selling first.

Three-time defending champion Ryan Villopoto had this to say about the MetLife Stadium stop:

“I’m looking forward to the new stops during the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season. I think it’ll be good to race in some new stadiums. There’s a big racing community in the Northeast, which should draw a big crowd …the racing tends to get better on the East Coast because the dirt allows us to push a little harder.”

So there you have it straight from the champ — there’s a lot of fans in the area and East Coast racing is as good as it gets!

Find AMA Supercross tickets today at SelectATicket.com and be a part of the historic first supercross event ever at MetLife Stadium.

Jan 6

NCAA Final FourWelcome back to the weekly list of SelectATicket.com’s top 5 events:

  1. NCAA Men’s Final Four
  2. Brooklyn Nets
  3. George Strait
  4. Betrayal
  5. NFL Pro Bowl

There’s a little bit of just about everything this week as college basketball, pro basketball, pro football, Broadway and a country music concert have combined to make up the top 5 entertainment events for the week.

The Final Four is always a popular event and this year it will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas – home of the Dallas Cowboys. A massive venue with a gigantic hi-def screen on the scoreboard, this is an unbelievable venue to experience the thrills of the Final Four.

Betrayal was in its final week of shows and held the final performance on Sunday January 5. Theatre fans clearly wanted to catch it before it drew the final curtain.

With the NFL playoffs underway, fans are thinking about the end of season NFL Pro Bowl in Honolulu. Boasting the biggest stars from the game, the Pro Bowl is always an entertaining game and a great reward to players after a long, hard-fought season mostly played in much harsher weather than what Hawaii will have to offer.

Do you have any guesses what events will make the list next Monday? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

Jan 3

Metlife StadiumWe spoke with local New Jersey ticket broker Tom Patania who is President and CEO of SelectATicket.com about what influences Super Bowl ticket prices. His company has been buying and selling tickets for 35 years and this will be their 30th Super Bowl. They know what drives the ticket market for any given event. Much like the stock market, there are many elements which come together to cause prices to fluctuate over time. Super Bowl XLVIII will be held at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014.

Not surprisingly, a main factor is Supply and Demand. A basic economic principle, when there are more people looking to purchase tickets than there are tickets available, the price drives upward. Conversely, when there are more tickets available than fans looking to buy, the prices drop.

Many ticket brokers take orders in advance of a major event such as the Super Bowl, well before tickets become available. Select-A-Ticket started taking orders a year in advance. You can view current pricing for the Super Bowl and related events at http://www.selectaticket.com/Super-Bowl-Packages-and-Amenities. When the tickets do hit the market, those orders need to be filled and the trading begins. There are times when orders exceed the tickets and cause a spike in the ticket marketplace. There are also instances when all orders are filled and tickets remain on the market, creating a buyer’s market.

One of the major determining factors of Super Bowl ticket pricing is the city where the Super Bowl will be played. In markets such as New Orleans and Phoenix where there is only one airport and limited flights, coupled with last minute reservations, this causes higher prices that keep fans away. Limited availability on hotel rooms within a close proximity to the venue will also deter fans from coming due to the high prices with the inability to get a room close enough to the venue. For this year’s Super Bowl there are three major airports and more than 75,000 rooms in NYC (as reported on http://www.hanyc.org/) alone plus several thousand more North Jersey hotel rooms all within 20 miles of the venue. This eliminates flight and hotel availability as deterrents for fans coming in for the game. More fans with limited ticket availability would mean higher ticket prices.

Unlike past Super Bowls where there has only been a single team hosting the game, Super Bowl XLVIII will be hosted by two teams, the New York Giants and New York Jets. As a result, the ticket inventory typically allotted to the hosting team is now divided in two. Two states and two teams, you can imagine the requests.

The Super Bowl is annually a major draw for large corporations to entertain their best clients, many of which are headquartered on New York City’s Madison Avenue, Wall Street, etc. This year the game is coming to them which eliminates the need for hotel and travel costs and enables these corporations to potentially purchase more tickets for the same budget not having the travel related expenses.

Another factor that determines market price is the face value of the ticket which is set by the NFL. This year face values are reported to be the highest ever – as reported in the Newark Star Ledger on September 17, 2013.

Weather is a last minute factor in seasons when the Super Bowl is held in an open air stadium. Fans will recall the Super Bowl in Miami which was held in a driving rain storm. That is detrimental to last minute ticket sales and caused prices to drop the day of the game. This season’s game is the first modern day cold weather outdoor Super Bowl and could see snow, rain or sunshine. Weather is always a wildcard which won’t be known until the day of the game.

Last but not least, the participating teams obviously will influence the ticket prices. Some fanbases are known to travel while others may not. There are also several teams within driving distance of the area, which would both cut on travel expenses and increase the number of fans looking to purchase tickets. This season the closest teams to the area who are currently in the playoff hunt are New England and Philadelphia. Both teams boast strong fanbases which could easily travel in for the game. Current favorites include Denver, San Francisco and Seattle. All of these teams also have dedicated fans who would love to see their team in the Super Bowl.

These are some of the many factors that Influence Super Bowl ticket prices. It is akin to the stock market being in a short position if you have orders to fill or a long position if you’re holding inventory. In the end the market will determine the outcome of all winners and losers.