There are tickets to be bought for all kinds of occasions: sports, concerts, theater, and comedy. Americans love their entertainment. In concert halls and stadiums alike, the stands are usually packed. Tickets are often very pricey but quickly sell out. Visual Economics reports that Americans spend 5.6% of their average yearly budget on entertainment.
Sports fans are generally very loyal, and many purchase seasonal tickets. The current trend for the top five selling sports events breaks down as such: the U.S. Open is currently the top ticket seller, the NFL a close second, the Dallas Cowboys third, the New Orleans St. Nicks in fourth, and the Minnesota Vikings holding the fifth position. Baseball tickets rank seventh, college football eleventh followed by WWE wrestling and NBA tickets, with the NASCAR Sprint Cup in fifteenth position.
Singers across the country make millions of dollars, in part thanks to ticket sales. Lady Gaga is currently the number one ticket seller, followed by Justin Bieber, the Jonas Brothers in third, Green Day, and George Strait in fifth. Tom Petty is ranked the eighth top ticket seller, Aerosmith eleventh, and the Eagles fourteenth.
The theater is a popular venue for lovers of drama and other forms of entertainment. Wicked is currently the top ticket selling play. The Ringling Brothers Circus is the second highest ticket seller in the theater category, followed by Jersey Boys the musical, So You Think You Can Dance, andThe Lion King musical in fifth. The Phantom of the Opera follows closely behind in sixth place and The Wiggles in tenth place. Jeff Dunham holds the number one spot for comedy ticket sales, followed by Daniel Tosh, with Ron White falling in third place and Chelsea Handler in fourth.
Whether you’re a sports fan, music fan, a fan of drama, or a comedy fan, there are hundreds of options to choose from. Football is a favorite in the sports arena. Concert goers currently appear to be made up mostly of the younger crowd. Musicals and drama hold their own in the theater and Jeff Dunham is keeping people laughing across the country. Americans love to be entertained and there is plenty of entertainment to go around.