The defending champion Chicago Blackhawks are set to kick off their 2010-2011 regular season against the Colorado Avalanche Thursday, October 7th at the Pepsi Center. Opening day will also feature the Pittsburgh Penguins introduce the new CONCOL Energy Center against their in-state rival Philadelphia Flyers. Other October 7 matchups include Montreal at Toronto and Calgary at Edmonton.
The New York Rangers will begin their campaign Saturday, October 9th against the Buffalo Sabres before the Islanders welcome them into the Coliseum just two days later. A handful of teams are scheduled to showcase their talents in Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden and Prague, Czech Republic (Carolina vs Minnesota, San Jose vs Columbus, Boston vs Phoenix).
With the NHL draft approaching, numerous hockey clubs are looking to make moves early on before the new selections are set in stone. It’s been rumored for the Chicago front office to trade away someone like Kris Versteeg (guaranteed $3 million next season) for higher draft picks. “We know the draft is important to our franchise,” said Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman. “If we can pick up another asset somewhere, that’s kind of our goal, because we have to continue to have young players developing and coming into our lineup each season.” More NHL updates to come right here at Ace!
Last October before an audience of 5,000 lucky contest winners, fan club members, and on-site construction workers at work building the New Meadowlands Stadium, Bon Jovi put on a show to announce their 2010-11 tour plans in promotion of their latest album, The Circle. While this show took place in the parking lot of the unfinished stadium, Bon Jovi assured that they would be back to greet the stadium come summer time. The tour in its entirety is planned to exceed two years and span the globe, including the kickoff event of New Meadowlands Stadium, scheduled for May 26th and 27th, 2010.
The band’s North American tour launched on February 19th in Seattle, WA, the first of 135 shows in 30 countries. Following in the footsteps of their hugely successful Lost Highway Tour, Bon Jovi will draw fans around the world into The Circle, with a current residency at London’s O2 Arena in June 2010 preceding the happy homecoming to East Rutherford kicking off the nationwide tour leg for the end of the summer. Following up their 2008’s Lost Highway Tour, the highest grossing tour of year, Bon Jovi is looking to raise the bar.
For many Jersey natives, catching a Jovi show at the Meadowlands has become a summertime tradition, and part of their shared heritage. In total, Bon Jovi will be playing at Meadowlands four times this summer. The venue is quite sentimental since the band first played at the Giants’ stadium in 1989, winning themselves the right to welcome audiences to the new stadium before even the home team Giants get to do so.
Having sold more than 120 million albums and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans, Bon Jovi is at their best when they’re on the move. The November 2009 release of Bon Jovi’s new album, The Circle, and the band’s subsequent world tour, provides a powerful reassertion of Bon Jovi’s commitment to the hard-hitting rock & roll that has been the band’s indelible signature since it began more than 26 years ago. Needless to say, Bon Jovi is one of the most prolific and exciting live rock bands in the world. The last summer date at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford is July 9th, to be opened by Kid Rock. Although the last appearance at the stadium for the summer, its suggested that it may not be their last ever, with a hint at possibly playing the 2014 Super bowl Halftime show.
Mega-star rappers Eminem and Jay-Z are set to team up for two shows in their respective hometowns on Thursday, September 2nd at Comerica Park and Sunday, September 13th at Yankee Stadium. During a Tigers vs. Yankees game this past Wednesday, Eminem stated “this is a once in a lifetime set of shows, and I know we’re both really going to bring it to our home-towns.” Jay-Z added on to emphasize the importance showcasing their talents, saying “we wanted to stretch the genre of hip hop music and show that it can play live audiences.”
Jay-Z just recently completed his 2010 “BP3″ tour to further promote his latest album The Blueprint 3. Singles “Run This Town” and “New York” have both received heavy airplay over the past several months. Eminem is working towards the release of his 7th studio project Recovery, which is set to drop in stores Tuesday, June 22nd. Don’t miss your chance to witness two of the greatest rappers live at their home ballparks. Check back for tickets right here with us at Ace!
The New York Giants and New York Jets organizations are pushing to host the Super Bowl at their home location in 2014. The New Meadowlands Stadium would certainly welcome a different climate in comparison to previous world championship settings over the past few decades. “As I look outside we could not have gotten more perfect weather. Obviously weather will be a big part of the debate,” said Stadium CEO Mark Lamping. “Sports fans and especially football fans are not intimidated by weather…A New York/New Jersey Super Bowl will be unlike any other.”
Players and coaches alike have spoken out in regards to the idea of a Super Bowl in the northeast. Giants QB Eli Manning thought back to the conditions at Lambeau field during their epic win over the Green Bay Packers in the 2007 NFC Championship, saying “It gets back to playing football, it’s old school.” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is supposedly in favor of the bid for 2014. The next two Super Bowls are set to be held in Dallas and Indianapolis. Check for more NFL updates right here at Ace!
It wasn’t the first time Phil Hughes flirted with a no-hitter, but alas it wasn’t meant to be again. His no-hit bid against the A’s was broken up on a come backer to the mound in the 8th inning. Despite losing the no-hitter Hughes dominance led to the 6th straight Yankees win and their 11th overall on the season. Hughes stuck out 10 and finished the game with 1 hit and 1 earned run against, good for his 2nd win of the year.
The Yankees got RBI’s from Cano, Posada and Gardner in the 3-1 win over Oakland. The Yankees wrap up their series with the A’s on 4/22 before heading to L.A. and Baltimore. New York will return to the Bronx on 4/30 to host the Chicago White Sox.
Yankees tickets are available for all games.
Longtime singer-songwriter-musician Roger Waters is set to perform his most famous project as frontman of legendary rock group Pink Floyd at 35 major venues across the country. The Wall will first be showcased in its entirety at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Wednesday, September 15th before hitting Chicago’s United Center for two nights starting Monday, September 20th. Rogers is also expecting to play cities that include Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Anaheim.
“30 years ago when I wrote The Wall I was a frightened young man…It took me a long time to get over my fears,” said Rogers in a message to his fans. ”Anyway, in the intervening years it has occurred to me that maybe the story of my fear and loss with its concomitant inevitable residue of ridicule, shame and punishment, provides an allegory for broader concerns: Nationalism, racism, sexism, religion, Whatever! All these issues and ‘isms are driven by the same fears that drove my young life.”
Following its release in November of 1979, The Wall went on to position itself among the top five best-selling albums of all time. The bands ninth studio record features classic tracks “Another Brick in the Wall,” “Hey You,” “Comfortably Numb,” and “In the Flesh.” Don’t miss your chance to witness Roger Waters perform The Wall live in concert! Tickets are now available right here at AceTicket.com!
Roger Waters 2010 U.S. Tour Schedule:September 15 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
September 20 – 21 Chicago, IL United Center
September 26 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
September 28 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
September 30 Boston, MA TD Garden
October 5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden (more)
Junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman is scheduled to battle ex-welterweight champion Miguel Cotto Saturday, June 5th at Yankee Stadium. This will mark the first boxing match at the Yankees new facility. The last fight at the original stadium featured Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton in 1976. Fight promoter Bob Arum expects over 30,000 to be in attendance. “Yankee Stadium just brings up memories of fabulous sports nights,” he said. “How could anyone who has a feeling for momentous things not be here?”
Yankees COO Lonn Trost hopes for locals to find excitement in the upcoming regional showdown, with Cotto’s primary supporters residing in the Bronx as Forman holds a strong following in Brooklyn. Cotto has racked up a 34-2 career record with 11 knockouts. Foreman is still fighting with a flawless record at 28-0. Check back for Cotto vs. Foreman tickets right here at AceTicket.com!
Danilo Gallinari took charge for his squad, scoring 17 of his 28 total points in the third quarter as the the New York Knicks went on to defeat the Denver Nuggets 109-104 yesterday at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks netted 34 points collectively during the block and held the lead from there. Despite Carmelo Anthony’s 36 points for the Nuggets, it was Gallinari who eventually prevailed for New York to earn their 26th win of the season.
“You can see him clicking, taking the challenge,” said Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni. “Now the challenge for him will be, he needs to be clicking every night and that’s not who’s in front of him. That’s a little bit of, if he wants to go to that next level, then the game’s got to be the challenge. It can’t be, ‘OK, I got Carmelo or Kobe or whoever.’”
The 47-24 Nuggets have now lost two straight heading into tonight’s contest against the Boston Celtics. They are set to matchup with a handful of tough teams that includes Orlando, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles, San Antonio and Phoenix. The Knicks are next scheduled to hit the road to face the Suns on Friday before arriving in Utah to challenge the Jazz on Monday.
Popular Broadway spectacular Wicked is scheduled to take on 2010 with performances across the U.S. The Boston Opera House in Boston is set to welcome the musical starting Wednesday, September 1st as it continues its run at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City. (more)