Date
Event
Wednesday 6:00 PM Los Angeles, CA tickets from $66

Rob Riggle will host the 20th Annual ESPY Awards live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 11th and you can accompany many of the best athletes in the world to the show. Tickets are starting from only $43 and for $1442 you can sit in the Orchestra Section with the stars.

Host Rob Riggle

2012 ESPY Tickets Rob RiggleActor and comedian Rob Riggle will be hosting the ESPYs this year. He is known for being a correspondent on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, cast member of Saturday Night Live, and having numerous roles on movies such as The Hangover, The Other Guys, and Step Brothers. Seth Meyers hosted the last two ESPYs, and other notable hosts in the past have been Justin Timberlake, LeBron James, and Samuel L. Jackson (4 times). Many of these past hosts will make special guest appearances during the show to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.

2012 ESPY Ticket Prices

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 7/11/2012 $186.00

2012 ESPY Nominees

2012 ESPY Tickets Pat SummittTennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt has already been announced as the winner of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for her commitment to coaching her team despite being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Many other awards will be given out as a result of fan voting here. Here are the nominees for some of the awards.

Best Male Athlete

Best Male Athlete Sport/Team Accolades
Novak Djokovic Tennis 3 Grand Slam titles, 5 ATP Masters 1000 titles
LeBron James NBA/Miami Heat NBA MVP, Finals MVP, 27.1 ppg
Aaron Rodgers NFL/Green Bay Packers 15-1 regular season record, 45 TDs to 6 INTs
Justin Verlander MLB/Detroit Tigers AL Cy Young & MVP, 24 wins, over 250 strikeouts, under 2.50 ERA

Best Female Athlete

Best Female Athlete Sport/Team Accolades
Brittney Griner NCAAWB/Baylor National Championship, 40-0 record, AP National Player of the Year, 23.2 ppg, 9.4 rpg
Maria Sharapova Tennis competed career Grand Slam, No. 1 in World
Lindsey Vonn Skiing won 4th World Cup title, record for most World Cup points in season
Abby Wambach Soccer USA record 13 career goals, first player to score in all 3 KO rounds of single World Cup

Best Championship Performance

Best Championship Performance Sport/Team
David Freese (World Series MVP) MLB/St. Louis Cardinals
LeBron James (NBA Finals MVP) NBA/Miami Heat
Eli Manning (Super Bowl MVP) NFL/New York Giants
Tony Stewart (NASCAR Sprint Cup Champ) NASCAR
Jonathan Quick (Conn Smythe winner- NHL Finals MVP) NHL/Los Angeles Kings

Best Breakthrough Athlete

Best Breakthrough Athlete Sport/Team
Anthony Davis NCAAB/Kentucky
Robert Griffin III NCAAF/Baylor
Rob Gronkowski NFL/New England Patriots
Jeremy Lin NBA/New York Knicks
Alex Morgan Soccer

Best Record-Breaking Performance

Best Record-Breaking Performance Sport/Team
Drew Brees NFL/New Orleans Saints
Coach Mike Krzyzewski NCAAB/Duke
Mariano Rivera MLB/New York Yankees
Lexi Thompson LPGA

Best Upset

Best Upset Sport
Iowa State over Oklahoma NCAAF
Los Angeles Kings win Stanley Cup NHL
Lehigh over Duke NCAAB
Norfolk State over Missouri NCAAB

Best Game

Best Game Sport
Missouri vs. Kansas NCAAB
San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints NFL
Texas Rangers vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB

Best Moment

Best Moment Sport
Derek Jeter’s 3000th Hit MLB
Tim Tebow-Demaryius Thomas TD NFL
Bubba Watson winning Masters Golf
Final night of 2011 MLB season MLB

Best Team

Best Team Sport
Alabama NCAAF
Baylor NCAA WB
Kentucky NCAA MB
Los Angeles Kings NHL
Miami Heat NBA
New York Giants NFL
St. Louis Cardinals MLB

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