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Top Sports Power Weekends By City: April-June

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Below are the top Sports Power Weekend options in 30+ major cities in North America. They are ordered in market size and often include cities and towns surrounding the major metropolitan area. To find a specific city, press Command+F and type in the city name.

If you are interested in discussing offerings to any of these cities for any of these weekends, please contact us at Jared.Cooper@SPWtravel.com or (646-397-5350) for more information.

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Top Sports Power Weekends: June 10-12

Monday, June 6th, 2011



On top of the nearing conclusion of the NBA and NHL Finals, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the biennial regional championship for national teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean, continues with group matches in Miami, Tampa Bay and Chicago this weekend. Miami will see Game 6 between the Heat and the Mavericks as well as two Gold Cup matches this weekend, giving the city the top spot on this week’s list.

I present to you the 10 best Sports Power Weekends of June 10-12. To purchase a Sports Power Weekend package, please contact us at info@SPWtravel.com.

1. Miami

Friday
  • Jamaica vs. Guatemala (Gold Cup at FIU)
  • Grenada vs. Honduras (Gold Cup at FIU)
  • Diamondbacks at Marlins
Saturday
  • Diamondbacks at Marlins
Sunday
  • Mavericks at Heat (Game 6)
  • Diamondbacks at Marlins

The two Gold Cup matches at Florida International University kick off the weekend, which features an NBA Finals elimination game and a Florida Marlins series at Sun Life Stadium. Jamaica, Guatemala, Grenada and Honduras will all expect tremendous representation at their games in southern Florida.

2. New York

Friday
  • Indians at Yankees
  • Revolution at Red Bulls
Saturday
  • Belmont Stakes
  • Indians at Yankees
Sunday
  • Indians at Yankees

The third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, runs in Elmont, NY on Saturday to highlight a weekend that also features two of the American League’s best teams. The Indians and Yankees ready for a three game set at Yankee Stadium, in a potential playoff preview.

Also see: New York City Guide

3. Vancouver

Friday
  • Bruins at Canucks (Game 5)
Saturday
Sunday

Vancouver held serve with two thrilling home wins in Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cups Finals at Rogers Arena. Game 5 is always a pivotal game in any series, and this Game 5 promises to be no different. Canucks fans will be in full force hoping to bring the Stanley Cup to Stanley Park.

4. Tampa Bay

Friday
Saturday
  • Canada vs. Guadeloupe (Gold Cup at Raymond James Stadium)
  • USA vs. Panama (Gold Cup at Raymond James Stadium)
Sunday

The US Men’s National Team and our neighbors to the north will both take part in Gold Cup matches at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers’ home will host Canada-Guadeloupe as well as the United States-Panama match. Uncle Sam’s Army will be out in full force.

5. Chicago

Friday
  • A’s at White Sox
Saturday
  • A’s at White Sox
Sunday
  • El Salvador vs. Cuba (Gold Cup at Soldier Field)
  • Mexico vs. Costa Rica (Gold Cup at Soldier Field)
  • A’s at White Sox

The White Sox host a three game set with the Oakland A’s at The Cell, while nearby at Soldier Field pivotal Gold Cup matches will get underway on Sunday. El Salvador faces Cuba and Mexico clashes with Costa Rica. These games won’t have the same intensity as a December Bears-Packers clash at Soldier Field, but try telling that to these fans.

Also see: Chicago City Guide

6. Los Angeles-San Diego

Friday
  • Royals at Angels
  • Nationals at Padres
Saturday
  • Royals at Angels
  • Nationals at Padres
  • Toronto FC at Galaxy
Sunday
  • Royals at Angels
  • Nationals at Padres

This is another southern California weekend that offers the possibility of games at both Angels Stadium in Anaheim and Petco Park in San Diego. Throw in a Galaxy match in the Home Depot Center and you’ve got yourself a well-rounded summer SPW in LA and San Diego.

Also see: Los Angeles City Guide

7. Philadelphia

Friday
  • Cubs at Phillies
Saturday
  • Cubs at Phillies
  • Real Salt Lake at Union
Sunday
  • Cubs at Phillies

The MLB-MLS combo is essential Sports Power Weekend of the summer as all of the other major sports leagues are in their offseasons. Philadelphia boasts a good one this weekend as the Cubs travel to Citizens Bank Park to take on the NL East leading Phillies, and the Union host Real Salt Lake at PPL Park in nearby Chester, PA.

8. Baltimore

Friday
  • Rays at Orioles
Saturday
  • Rays at Orioles
  • Earthquakes at DC United
Sunday
  • Rays at Orioles

Camden Yards is one of the crown jewels of Major League Baseball, and it will be open for business this weekend as the hometown O’s face their AL East counterparts the Tampa Bay Rays. A short train ride away in D.C. at RFK Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes travel to face DC United in an MLS clash.

Also see: Baltimore City Guide

9. Houston

Friday
  • Braves at Astros
Saturday
  • Braves at Astros
  • Chivas USA at Dynamo
Sunday
  • Braves at Astros

Houston features a three game set at Minute Maid Park as the Astros host the Atlanta Braves in the shadow of Union Station. On Saturday, the Dynamo host Chivas USA, concluding yet another MLB-MLS combo weekend.

Also see: Houston City Guide

10. Memphis

Friday
  • PGA FedEx St. Jude Classic
Saturday
  • PGA FedEx St. Jude Classic
Sunday
  • PGA FedEx St. Jude Classic

Memphis continues to deal with the aftermath of heavy flooding in the city, but the St. Jude Classic goes on at TPC Southwind. Some of the world’s best will be on hand for one of the top tournaments on the PGA Tour.

Also see: Memphis City Guide

Top Sports Power Weekends: May 13-15

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011



The NHL Conference Finals will get underway this weekend as the NBA concludes its second round playoff series. The games are getting fewer and far between, but when they are played there is an intensity and excitement level that is hard to match. The opportunities for NBA-NHL-MLB weekends in certain cities are dwindling, so take advantage of these opportunities while you can.

I present to you the 10 best Sports Power Weekends of May 13-15. To purchase a Sports Power Weekend package, please contact us at info@SPWtravel.com.

1. Chicago

Friday
  • Giants at Cubs
Saturday
  • Giants at Cubs
Sunday
  • Heat at Bulls (Game 1)
  • Giants at Cubs

With the Bulls closing out the Hawks in their Eastern Conference Semifinals series, Chicago will be welcoming LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat to the United Center. The Windy City will feature the defending World Series champs facing the Cubs at Wrigley Field, and the start of the Eastern Conference Finals in this mid-May weekend.

Also see: Chicago City Guide

2. Memphis

Friday
  • Thunder at Grizzlies (Game 6)
Saturday
Sunday

With the Grizzlies trailing three games to two, this will be the most important home game in Memphis team history. Adding in the flooding in Memphis and on Beale Street, and this game will take on an added importance for the city. The game will provide a welcome distraction, and the fans will give their all for 48 minutes.

Also see: Memphis City Guide

3. New York

Friday
  • Red Sox at Yankees
Saturday
  • Red Sox at Yankees
Sunday
  • Red Sox at Yankees
  • Chivas USA at Red Bulls

The most heated and famous rivalry in baseball returns to the Bronx as the Yankees host the Boston Red Sox for a three game set at Yankee Stadium. While the teams are not currently fighting for the top of the AL East, this series always features the intensity of a playoff matchup.

Also see: New York City Guide

4. Boston

Friday
Saturday
  • Lightning at Bruins (Game 1)
  • Whitecaps at Revolution
Sunday

With the Celtics being eliminated by the Heat on Wednesday night, the Bruins are the only playoff team remaining in Boston. They host Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, the same day that the MLS Revolution host the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Also see: Boston City Guide

5. Vancouver

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
  • Sharks at Canucks (Game 1)

The prize for the Sharks defeating the Red Wings in Game 7 is a Sunday meeting with the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks in the Western Conference Finals. The Canucks look to bring the Stanley Cup back to Stanley Park, but they’ll have to survive the Sharks to do so.

6. Dallas

Friday
  • Angels at Rangers
Saturday
  • Angels at Rangers
  • Union at FC Dallas
Sunday
  • Angels at Rangers

The defending AL champs will welcome the Angels to Arlington for three games between the top two teams in the AL West. Meanwhile in Frisco, the Philadelphia Union travel to face FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park in MLS action.

Also see: Dallas City Guide

7. Washington, D.C.

Friday
  • Marlins at Nationals
Saturday
  • Marlins at Nationals
  • Rapids at DC United
Sunday
  • Marlins at Nationals

The Marlins have been one of the surprises of the early season, while the Nationals hover around .500 in mid-May. The NL East foes will face off at Nationals Park in the nation’s capital. Nearby, DC United will host the Colorado Rapids on Sunday, rounding out one of the many MLB-MLS weekends around the country.

Also see: Washington, D.C.-Baltimore City Guide

8. Bay Area

Friday
  • White Sox at A’s
Saturday
  • White Sox at A’s
Sunday
  • White Sox at A’s
  • Crew at Earthquakes

The Bay Area will be feeling downtrodden or euphoric depending on the outcome of Game 7 between the Sharks and Red Wings, but regardless of the final score there is a worthwhile weekend to be had here. In Oakland, the A’s welcome the White Sox to town, while further south in San Jose, the Quakes welcome the Crew from Columbus.

Also see: Bay Area City Guide

9. Los Angeles

Friday
  • Diamondback at Dodgers
Saturday
  • Diamondback at Dodgers
  • Sporting KC at Galaxy
Sunday
  • Diamondback at Dodgers

The uncertainty surrounding the Dodgers ownership situation has distracted from the team on the field, but with Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp slugging, there is no lack of excitement at Chavez Ravine. Dodger Stadium is still one of the crown jewels of Major League Baseball, so check out a game against Arizona this weekend. The stars of the LA Galaxy will also be in town taking on Sporting KC.

Also see: Los Angeles City Guide

10. Oklahoma City

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
  • Grizzlies at Thunder (Game 7)

If the Grizzlies and Thunder make it to Game 7 on Sunday, this weekend in Oklahoma City will end up ranking much higher on this list. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have given it their all and have brought out the best in Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. If it gets to Game 7, it has the potential to be a classic battle.

Top Sports Power Weekends: May 6-8

Monday, May 2nd, 2011



Round Two of both the NBA and NHL playoffs are now underway, and the first month of the baseball season is in the rearview mirror.  Compelling matchups are abound in these playoffs, no more evident than in Boston as the Miami Heat travel to continue perhaps the most anticipated second round matchup in NBA playoff history. The great weekends don’t end in Boston, however.

I present to you the 10 best Sports Power Weekends of May 6-8. To purchase a Sports Power Weekend package, please contact us at info@SPWtravel.com.

1. Boston

Friday
  • Flyers at Bruins (Game 4)
  • Twins at Red Sox
Saturday
  • Heat at Celtics (Game 3)
  • Twins at Red Sox
  • Rapids at Revolution
Sunday
  • Twins at Red Sox

Boston keeps churning out incredible Sports Power Weekend opportunities as the Bruins and Celtics advance in the playoffs. Once again, these teams overlap with a Red Sox series at Fenway to create a sports trifecta in Beantown.

Also see: Boston City Guide

2. Dallas

Friday
  • Lakers at Mavericks (Game 3)
  • Yankees at Rangers
Saturday
  • Yankees at Rangers
Sunday
  • Lakers at Mavericks (Game 4)
  • Yankees at Rangers

Two of the most successful teams in American pro sports history descend upon Dallas this weekend as the Los Angeles Lakers visit the Dallas Mavericks for Games 3 and 4 of their Western Conference Semifinals series, and the New York Yankees look to avenge their loss at the hands of the Texas Rangers in the ALCS last year. Both the American Airlines Center and the Ballpark in Arlington will be rocking this weekend.

Also see: Dallas City Guide

3. Louisville

Friday
Saturday
  • Kentucky Derby
Sunday

The pageantry and history of the Kentucky Derby will be on full display as the first leg of the Triple Crown gets underway in Louisville at Churchill Downs. This field is wide open, which will only add the allure of the race often referred to as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”

4. Atlanta

Friday
  • Bulls at Hawks (Game 3)
Saturday
    Sunday
    • Bulls at Hawks (Game 4)

    Fresh off their takedown of the Orlando Magic in Round 1, the Atlanta Hawks hope to keep the momentum going strong as they face the top-seeded Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Bulls will visit Philips Arena for Games 3 and 4 on Friday and Sunday, making Atlanta a focus of the NBA’s eyes.

    Also see: Atlanta City Guide

    5. Philadelphia

    Friday
    • Braves at Phillies
    Saturday
    • Braves at Phillies
    Sunday
    • Bruins at Flyers (Game 5)
    • Braves at Phillies

    Philadelphia fans contributed to an amazing feat last Saturday, showing up 132,000 strong to sporting events in the area, including the Penn Relays and games by the Flyers, Phillies and Union. This weekend a pivotal Game 5 between the Bruins and Flyers will highlight the slate, which also includes NL East rivals meeting at Citizens Bank Park.

    6. Washington, D.C.

    Friday
    • Rays at Orioles
    Saturday
    • Lightning at Capitals (Game 5)
    • Rays at Orioles
    • FC Dallas at DC United
    Sunday
    • Rays at Orioles

    Tampa Bay fans that love their teams should be making their way to the nation’s capital for this amazing scheduling coincidence. The Rays will be in Baltimore for a three-game set with the Orioles, and meanwhile in Washington, D.C. the Lightning will visit the Capitals for an all-important Game 5 at the Verizon Center. Also on Saturday, DC United hosts FC Dallas in MLS action.

    Also see: Washington, D.C.-Baltimore City Guide

    7. Bay Area

    Friday
    • Rockies at Giants
    Saturday
    • Rockies at Giants
    Sunday
    • Red Wings at Sharks (Game 5)
    • Rockies at Giants

    The Shark Tank lived up to its moniker as the Red Wings were eaten alive in San Jose in Games 1 and 2 of their Western Conference Semifinal series. The Sharks welcome the Wings back to the Bay Area for Game 5. Meanwhile, the defending World Series champs take on the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park in an NL West showdown.

    Also see: Bay Area City Guide

    8. Memphis

    Friday
    Saturday
    • Thunder at Grizzlies (Game 3)
    Sunday

    Fans in Memphis have proven to be a pivotal factor in these NBA playoffs as they willed their team to a first-round upset over the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs. By having already stolen home-court advantage away from Oklahoma City, the Grizzlies look to capitalize starting with Game 3 at FedEx Forum. Beale Street will be on fire this weekend.

    9. Toronto

    Friday
    • Tigers at Blue Jays
    Saturday
    • Dynamo at Toronto FC
    • Tigers at Blue Jays
    Sunday
    • Tigers at Blue Jays

    The Tigers make the trip from the Great Lakes through Ontario to Toronto where they take on the Blue Jays for a weekend set. On Saturday, the Houston Dynamo will visit Toronto FC in some MLS action to make this an even more worthwhile sports weekend in our neighbor to the north.

    10. Los Angeles

    Friday
    • Indians at Angels
    Saturday
    • Red Bulls at Galaxy
    • Indians at Angels
    Sunday
    • Indians at Angels

    It is hard to keep Los Angeles off this list, and they close out this week by offering a series between the surprises of the early MLB season, the Cleveland Indians, and the Angels in Anaheim. Nearby, the NY-LA feud takes the pitch as the Red Bulls travel to take on the Galaxy.

    Also see: Los Angeles City Guide

    Top Sports Power Weekends: April 29-May 1

    Friday, April 29th, 2011



    Round 1 of the NHL playoffs is now complete and the NBA’s first round can conclude as soon as tonight. As teams advance it creates some incredible opportunities to see second-round playoffs matchups in cities across the country. And as the weather warms up in the north, baseball stadiums are becoming a great place to spend your weekend afternoon. As we move into May, great Sports Power Weekends are coming into bloom.

    I present to you the best Sports Power Weekends of April 29-May 1. To purchase a Sports Power Weekend package, please contact us at info@SPWtravel.com.

    1. New York

    Friday
    • NFL Draft (Day 2)
    • Blue Jays at Yankees
    Saturday
    • NFL Draft (Day 3)
    • Blue Jays at Yankees
    • Sporting KC at Red Bulls
    Sunday
    • Blue Jays at Yankees

    The Yankees welcome the Blue Jays to the Bronx, but the real story is the NFL Draft. This is the first taste of pro football that we have had since the Super Bowl in early February. Friday night will be Rounds 2-3 at Radio City Music Hall and Rounds 4-7 take place on Saturday afternoon.

    Also see: New York City Guide

    2. Philadelphia

    Friday
    • Mets at Phillies
    Saturday
    • Bruins at Flyers (Game 1)
    • Mets at Phillies
    • Earthquakes at Union
    Sunday
    • Mets at Phillies

    While the Mets-Phillies rivalry no longer resounds in the standings, there is still some palpable dislike. The Mets will travel to Philly for a three-game set, but the focus will be on this NHL second-round dream matchup between the Boston Bruins and Flyers.

    3. Bay Area

    Friday
    • Red Wings at Sharks (Game 1)
    • Rangers at Athletics
    Saturday
    • Rangers at Athletics
    Sunday
    • Red Wings at Sharks (Game 2)
    • Rangers at Athletics

    Hockey fans in the Bay Area are in for a treat this weekend as the Detroit Red Wings travel to San Jose for Games 1 and 2 in their conference semifinal matchup. The defending AL champion Rangers take on the Oakland A’s in the newly named Overstock.com Coliseum.

    4. Washington, D.C.

    Friday
    • Lightning at Capitals (Game 1)
    • Giants at Nationals
    Saturday
    • Giants at Nationals
    Sunday
    • Lightning at Capitals (Game 2)
    • Giants at Nationals

    Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Caps host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Games 1 and 2 in an Eastern Conference series with a trip to the conference finals on the line. Meanwhile the World Series champion San Francisco Giants visit Nationals Park for a series with the Nats.

    5. Memphis

    Friday
    • Spurs at Grizzlies (Game 6)
    Saturday
    Sunday

    Only one game in Memphis this weekend, but it is a big one. The top-seeded Spurs are on the ropes as the Grizzlies hold a 3-2 lead in the series heading home for Game 6. The Grizz look for their first playoff series win, and one of the few eight-seeds to ever topple a one-seed.

    6. Miami

    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • Celtics at Heat (Game 1)

    One of the most highly anticipated second-round series in NBA history gets underway as LeBron James looks to defeat the Celtics and exorcize his demons. The Heat’s Big Three takes on the Celtics’ Big Four in South Beach.

    Honorable Mention (Awesomeness of weekend contingent on NBA Game 7)

    7. Houston-San Antonio

    Friday
    • Brewers at Astros
    • DC United at Dynamo
    Saturday
    • Brewers at Astros
    Sunday
    • Grizzlies at Spurs (Game 7)*
    • Brewers at Astros

    The Astros face the Brewers at Minute Maid Park this weekend, and while that is compelling, just a few hours down the road is the real draw of this weekend. Well, that is assuming the Spurs can win on the road to force a Game 7 back in San Antonio on Sunday. As an added bonus, on Friday the Dynamo host DC United in some MLS action.

    * if necessary

    Top Sports Power Weekends: April

    Tuesday, March 29th, 2011



    Below are the top Sports Power Weekend options in 30+ major cities in North America. They are ordered in market size and often include cities and towns surrounding the major metropolitan area. To find a specific city, press Command+F and type in the city name.

    If you are interested in discussing offerings to any of these cities for any of these weekends, please contact us at info@SPWtravel.com for more information.

    1.    NEW YORK

    April 1-3 Thursday
    • Tigers at Yankees (Opening Day)
    • NIT Finals
    Friday
    • Flyers at Devils
    Saturday
    • Tigers at Yankees
    • Hurricanes at Islanders
    • Canadiens at Devils
    • Dynamo at Red Bulls
    Sunday
    • Tigers at Yankees
    • Cavaliers at Knicks
    • Heat at Nets
    April 8-10 Friday
    • Nationals at Mets
    • Knicks at Nets
    • Penguins at Islanders
    Saturday
    • Nationals at Mets
    • Devils at Rangers
    Sunday
    • Nationals at Mets
    • Bruins at Devils
    April 15-17 Friday
    • Rangers at Yankees
    Saturday
    • Rangers at Yankees
    • Earthquakes at Red Bulls
    Sunday
    • Rangers at Yankees
    April 22-24 Friday
    • Diamondbacks at Mets
    Saturday
    • Diamondbacks at Mets
    Sunday
    • Diamondbacks at Mets
    April 29-May 1 Friday
    • Raptors at Yankees
    • NFL Draft (Day 2)
    Saturday
    • Raptors at Yankees
    • Sporting KC at Red Bulls
    • NFL Draft (Day 3)
    Sunday
    • Raptors at Yankees

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    Top Sports Power Weekends: February 11-13

    Tuesday, February 8th, 2011




    There is no time for a Super Bowl XLV hangover. There are just too many good sports weekends on the horizon, especially with Spring Training set to start shortly. With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, you’ll see that there is no love lost between some of the teams meeting this weekend.

    I present to you the 10 best Sports Power Weekends of February 11-13. To purchase a Sports Power Weekend package, please contact us at info@SPWtravel.com.

    1. Boston

    Friday
    • Red Wings at Bruins
    Saturday
    • Maryland at Boston College
    Sunday
    • Heat at Celtics
    • Providence at UConn
    Monday
    • Beanpot Finals


    Fans of tradition and old-time hockey will love the meeting between two of the Original Six on Friday night, and the Beanpot Tournament Finals on Monday. Oh yeah, the Celtics are also hosting the Miami Heat on Sunday in a potential Eastern Conference Finals preview.

    2. New York

    Friday
    • Lakers at Knicks
    • Penguins at Islanders
    • Sharks at Devils
    Saturday
    • Knicks at Nets
    • Seton Hall at Rutgers
    Sunday
    • Penguins at Rangers


    It is always a show when Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers visit Madison Square Garden, and Friday night will be no different. A different superstar makes a visit to the World’s Most Famous Arena on Sunday as Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Rangers.

    Also see: New York City Guide

    3. San Francisco

    Friday
    • Pebble Beach Pro-Am
    • SAP Open Tennis
    Saturday
    • Thunder at Kings
    • Pebble Beach Pro-Am
    • SAP Open Tennis
    Sunday
    • Thunder at Warriors
    • Pebble Beach Pro-Am
    • SAP Open Tennis


    The Bay Area brings plenty of options this weekend with the Pebble Beach Pro-Am taking place from Thursday to Sunday and the SAP Open Tennis tournament at HP Pavilion in San Jose concluding. There are also two chances to see Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder, in Sacramento on Saturday and at Oracle Arena against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.

    4. Philadelphia

    Friday
    • Spurs at 76ers
    Saturday
    • Pitt at Villanova
    Sunday
    • Kings at Flyers


    I, for one, love straightforward Sports Power Weekend options like this one in Philadelphia. A Sixers game on Friday night, a Big East clash between Pitt and Villanova on Saturday and the Broad Street Bullies on Sunday. The Wells Fargo Center is the place to be this weekend.

    5. Dallas

    Friday
    • Blackhawks at Stars
    Saturday
    • Baylor at Texas
    • Texas A&M at Texas Tech
    Sunday
    • Blue Jackets at Stars


    While not nearly as exciting as last weekend’s Dallas-area offering, two Stars games at the American Airlines Center and Baylor visiting one of the nation’s top teams a manageable drive away in Austin make this a viable SPW option.

    Also see: Dallas and Austin City Guide

    6. Detroit

    Friday
    • Heat at Pistons
    Saturday
    • Indiana at Michigan
    Sunday
    • Trailblazers at Pistons
    • Bruins at Red Wings


    The ever-exciting Miami Heat travel to the Palace of Auburn Hills to face the Detroit Pistons for a Friday night show, and in nearby Ann Arbor, Michigan hosts Indiana in a Big Ten battle at Crisler Arena on Saturday. The second leg of this Original Six home-and-home takes place at the Joe on Sunday.

    7. Washington, D.C.

    Friday
    Saturday
    • Spurs at Wizards
    • Kings at Capitals
    Sunday
    • Marquette at Georgetown


    Get familiar with the Verizon Center, because this weekend offers three can’t-miss games at the arena. Saturday features a day-night doubleheader with Alex Ovechkin and later John Wall taking center stage in the nation’s capital, and Sunday pits Georgetown against giant-slayer Marquette.

    Also see: Washington, D.C. City Guide

    8. Salt Lake City

    Friday
    • Suns at Jazz
    Saturday
    • Utah at BYU
    Sunday


    A worthwhile point guard clash between Steve Nash and Deron Williams will charge up EnergySolutions Arena on Friday, and the in-state battle between Utah and Jimmer Fredette-led BYU promises to be a show on Saturday.

    9. Memphis

    Friday
    • Bucks at Grizzlies
    Saturday
    • Southern Miss at Memphis
    Sunday
    • Nuggets at Grizzlies


    Sunday may mark one of your last chances to see Carmelo Anthony in a Denver Nuggets uniform. That can be the third visit to FedEx Forum for you in the land of Elvis in this Memphis Sports Power Weekend.

    10. Orlando

    Friday
    • Hornets at Magic
    Saturday
    • Hurricanes at Lightning
    • Notre Dame at South Florida
    Sunday
    • Lakers at Magic


    The happiest place on Earth may turn downright testy on Sunday in a 2009 NBA Finals rematch between the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic. Saturday in nearby Tampa the Lightning host the Carolina Hurricanes and South Florida takes on top-ten ranked Notre Dame.

    Top Sports Power Weekends: Nashville, Memphis & Knoxville

    Tuesday, November 30th, 2010



    Below are the Sports Power Weekend options in Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville in the coming months. Please visit the Nashville, Memphis & Knoxville City Guide page for information on activities and events in the area on days that do not have sporting events.

    For more information on booking a travel package to Nashville, Memphis or Knoxville, please contact us at info@SPWtravel.com.

    April 1-3 Friday
    Saturday
    • Timberwolves at Grizzlies
    • Red Wings at Predators
    Sunday
    April 8-10 Friday
    • Kings at Grizzlies
    • Blue Jackets at Predators
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • Hornets at Grizzlies
    April 15-17 Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    April 22-24 Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    April 29-May 1 Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday