Sports Hot 20 June 16

There’s a new team on top of the Event Tickets Center Sports Hot 20, along with big movement in the top five best-selling tickets in sports. Who’s the new king? Who fell? Let’s jump in and find out.

Toronto Blue Jays Are The New Leader

As they make their way back into contention after a bad start to the 2017 season, the Toronto Blue Jays top this week’s Sports Hot 20. They’re only 1.5 games out of the last wild card spot, so the excitement north of the border is warranted. They overtook the Kansas City Royals, who continue to remain popular in one of America’s best baseball towns.

Following them in third: the Detroit Tigers. It’s a big jump for the Tigers, who landed at number nine last week. Coming into the week they are 6-4 in their last 10 games and only three games out of first place, so their play is definitely helping spur sales. Following them are the Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox to round out the top five. That makes three of the five teams in this week’s top five new to the list.

So…who dropped out of the top spots? The Yankees and Dodgers fell to sixth and seventh, respectively. Both teams are still hot, so don’t expect them to stay out of the top five for long. Also working in the Yankees favor: Aaron Judge. The monstrous power hitter is the kind of player fans go to see. If you’re in New York or the Yankees are coming to town, go early. Judge puts on a batting practice display unlike anyone else.

Here’s the full Sports Hot 20:

  1. Toronto Blue Jays
  2. Kansas City Royals
  3. Detroit Tigers
  4. Texas Rangers
  5. Boston Red Sox
  6. New York Yankees
  7. Los Angeles Dodgers
  8. New York Mets
  9. San Francisco Giants
  10. Atlanta Braves
  11. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  12. Colorado Rockies
  13. Louis Cardinals
  14. Minnesota Twins
  15. Houston Astros
  16. Washington Nationals
  17. Chicago Cubs
  18. Baltimore Orioles
  19. Cincinnati Reds
  20. Seattle Mariners

Wrestling, Monster Jam and Soccer Remain Huge

Outside baseball, we’re seeing WWE events continue to sell well. So does Monster Jam, which cracked the Hot 20 last week. International Friendly soccer matches are back on the radar again this week also. Look for them to make some noise and challenge baseball’s stranglehold on the Hot 20 as another series of matches approach at the end of June.

Golf: Which Day Is Most Popular

The U.S. Open golf tournament is being held this week at Erin Hills just outside Milwaukee. With competition being held Thursday to Sunday, we took a look at which days are the most popular for tickets. Friday ranks first, followed by Sunday, then Saturday and Thursday. Golf fans can keep that in mind as we head to golf’s next major on American soil: The PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Checking In On Broadway

Just for fun, we thought we’d throw in a look outside the sports world. With the Tony Awards being held last Sunday, here’s a look at the best-selling shows on Broadway right now:

  1. Wicked
  2. Aladdin
  3. The Lion King
  4. The Phantom of the Opera
  5. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Okay, enough of that.

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