Chicago Cubs Take Over Top Spot As #1 Seller According to TicketsNow Entertainment Index

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Cubs are Top Tickets Seller on TicketsNow while Boston Red Sox Drop to #3 Behind Wicked.

As the Chicago Cubs surged to the top of their division standings, the team's loyal fan base came out in droves in July as the Cubs became the top ticket seller for the month on TicketsNow, according to the TicketsNow Entertainment Index for July. The Cubs' first-place ranking ended the two-month streak of the Boston Red Sox, who dropped to third overall behind Wicked, which retained the number two position.

Performing overseas until October, The Police reunion tour slipped to number 11 overall. The Police -- who still managed to retain the top spot in the Concert category -- accounted for 1.7% of all tickets sold on TicketsNow. The legendary trio returns stateside for a Halloween show at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

In the Theater category, Wicked continued its run as the leader with 5.7% of tickets sold. The production's closest competition was Broadway favorite Jersey Boys (3.3%). These two shows represented the only non-baseball events to crack the overall top 10 sellers on TicketsNow in July.

Top Events Overall for July 2007
1. Chicago Cubs    
2. Wicked                
3. Boston Red Sox            
4. New York Yankees            
5. Detroit Tigers
6. Jersey Boys
7. San Francisco Giants
8. St. Louis Cardinals
9. Baltimore Orioles
10. Cleveland Indians

About the TicketsNow Entertainment Index
The TicketsNow Entertainment Index tracks proprietary secondary ticket sales on a monthly basis to provide a snapshot of entertainment trends for sports, music, and theater events nationwide.

About TicketsNow
Established in 1999, TicketsNow is the world's largest, most trusted marketplace for premium event tickets. More than 90% of all professional ticket agencies that list, buy, and sell secondary event tickets online utilize software developed by TicketsNow--creating the most comprehensive database of secondary event tickets in the world. Named in 2004 and 2006 to the Inc. 500 Index of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S., TicketsNow is a premium ticket provider for USA TODAY, Fandango, and AOL; an official sponsor of the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars; an official sponsor of University of Louisville Athletics, Arizona State University Athletics, Texas Christian University Athletics, University of Cincinnati Athletics, and a corporate partner of Princeton University Athletics; a member of the Better Business Bureau; and a founding member of the NATB, which promotes the highest level of ethics in the secondary ticketing marketplace. For more information, visit http://www.TicketsNow.com.

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