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Boston Is the May 2010 'Hottest Ticket Market in America'

(April 29, 2010)

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/29/10 -- FanSnap®, the leading live event ticket search engine, today announced that Boston is the May 2010 'Hottest Ticket Market in America.' With the Celtics and Bruins in the playoffs, the Red Sox hosting the Yankees and some of the most popular performing artists in the world making tour stops in Boston, live event tickets are absolutely on fire.

FanSnap is a free, ticket search engine with more than 15 million sports, theater and concert tickets to 80,000 events. FanSnap highlights the Best Value Tickets(sm) at any given moment and displays tickets listings from dozens of ticket sites by the row so fans can easily compare tickets.

Multiple factors are at play to make Boston tickets so hot. Boston is the only market in the country with teams in both the NHL and NBA Playoffs. Red Sox tickets are the most coveted in Major League Baseball and the Yankees series is the biggest rivalry in sports (based on ticket demand).

Hottest tickets in Boston:
1. Lady Gaga tickets average $264 (July 1, 2)
2. Diana Ross tickets average $258 (May 15)
3. Patriots home game tickets average $235 for the eight home games
4. Yankees @ Red Sox tickets average $233 (May 7, 8, 9)
5. Jimmy Buffet tickets average $207 (June 17, 19)
6. Conan O'Brien tickets average $198 (June 4, 5)
7. Tim McGraw with Lady Antebellum tickets average $191 (July 17)
8. NHL Playoffs Game 1 & 2: Flyers @ Bruins tickets average $194 (May 1, 3)
9. Rihanna tickets average $187 (Aug. 8)
10. NBA Playoffs Game 3 & 4: Cavaliers @ Celtics tickets average $185

Bruins tickets: NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
May 1 - Game 1: Flyers @ Bruins: Tickets average $196
May 3 - Game 2: Flyers @ Bruins: Tickets average $192

FanSnap now shows fans the Best Value Tickets in popular areas of most arenas and stadiums. These are available tickets with asking prices substantially lower than comparable tickets being offered elsewhere in the venue. FanSnap searches dozens of trusted web sites, making it fast and easy to compare price and choices. Comparing tickets available for both Bruins home games, the Best Value Ticket is currently in Balcony 309 -- Row: 13 for game 2. It's listed at $95 or 64% lower than comparable seats.

Celtics tickets: NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals
Game 3: Cavaliers @ Celtics: Tickets average $184
Game 4: Cavaliers @ Celtics: Tickets average $186

Comparing tickets available for both Celtics home games, the Best Value Ticket is listed at $64 (Balcony 321 - Row: 14 for game 4), 70% lower than comparable tickets.

Red Sox tickets to huge May home games:
May 3 - 6: Los Angeles Angels @ Red Sox: Tickets average $70
May 7 - 9: New York Yankees @ Red Sox: Tickets average $233
May 10 - 12: Toronto Blue Jays @ Red Sox: Tickets average $69
May 19 - 20: Minnesota Twins @ Red Sox: Tickets average $70
May 27 - 30: Kansas City Royals @ Red Sox: Tickets average $125

Comparing tickets available for the Red Sox - Yankees May series, the Best Value Ticket is listed at 56% lower than comparable tickets (Right Field Roof Box 35 Row: F for Sunday May 6), listed at $119.

Hottest Boston Concert Tickets available now:
May 15 - Diana Ross tickets average $258
May 17 - Pearl Jam tickets average $ 173
June 4, 5 - Conan O'Brien tickets average $198
June 7, 8 - Dave Matthews Band (DMB) tickets average $176
June 17, 19 - Jimmy Buffet tickets average $207
June 19, 20 - James Taylor & Carole King tickets average $153
June 22 - Phish tickets average $95
July 1, 2 - Lady Gaga tickets average $264
July 10 - Jack Johnson tickets average $157
July 17 - Tim McGraw with Lady Antebellum tickets average $191
Aug. 3 - Black Eyed Peas tickets average $154
Aug. 8 - Rihanna tickets average $187
Aug. 16 - Green Day with AFI tickets average $119

FanSnap was named to the "PC World 100: Best Products of 2009" and also named "Most Innovative New Search Engine" of the Search Engine Watch (SEW) Awards 2009.

About FanSnap
FanSnap ( is the live event ticket search engine for fans. Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive, accurate, fast and easy-to-use resource for fans to find best value tickets to sports, concerts, and theatre events. FanSnap provides free ticket search results for dozens of the leading ticket providers, including TicketsNow, TicketNetwork, StubHub, RazorGator, Las Vegas Tickets, Gold Coast Tickets, eBay, Barry's Tickets, AllShows, and Ace Ticket. Our detailed ticket-level search results, are made possible by the combination of strategic industry partnerships and systems integration, as well as our FanSnap TicketData(sm) systems and patent-pending dynamic FanSnap Maps(sm). is also optimized for iPhone access. Palo Alto, CA-based FanSnap was founded in 2007 and is funded by General Catalyst Partners and Highland Capital Partners.

Christian Anderson
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