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Baseball Tickets Dominate TicketsNow Entertainment Index For July

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —

The Boston Red Sox squeezed into the number one spot over the New York Yankees in sports ticket sales for July, according to the TicketsNow Entertainment Index. The Index tracks proprietary secondary ticket sales on a monthly basis to provide a snapshot of entertainment trends for sports, music and theater events nationwide Seven of the top 10 spots in overall ticket sales were occupied by baseball teams: Boston Red Sox (#2), New York Yankees (#3), Chicago Cubs (#4), Chicago White Sox (#5), St. Louis Cardinals (#6), Detroit Tigers (#8), and Baltimore Orioles (#10).

The Cubs sit in the number 3 spot at 7.70% for sports ticket sales, and fourth in overall ticket sales with 4.22%. They continue to have a stronghold over their cross-town foes and defending World Series champs, the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox currently sit at the number 4 spot for sports ticket sales with 3.98%, and fifth for overall sales at 2.18%.

Wicked remained number one this month with 5.62% of overall sales on. The American Idols Live tour led concert sales topping Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and Dave Matthews Band.

Top July events overall:

1. Wicked

2. Boston Red Sox

3. New York Yankees

4. Chicago Cubs

5. Chicago White Sox
6. St. Louis Cardinals

7. American Idols Live>BR>
8. Detroit Tigers

9. Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

10. Baltimore Orioles

Top July sports ticket sales:

1. Boston Red Sox

2. New York Yankees

3. Chicago Cubs

4. Chicago White Sox

5. Detroit Tigers

Top July concert ticket sales:

1. American Idols Live

2. Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

3. Dave Matthews Band

4. Kenny Chesney

5. Madonna

Top July theater sales:

1. Wicked

2. The Lion King

3. Monty Python's Spamalot

4. Jersey Boys

5. Tarzan

–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen