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NFL's McCarthy Says Season-Ticket Sales Are Now In Decline
Published June 6, 2011
Since SportsBusiness Journal reported last week that season-ticket sales were up, the league and its teams have been criticized for cutting back and laying off and furloughing employees. Now the message seems to be there is a valid reason for those cutbacks. The message might also be important in the latest rounds of talks between players and owners. The league has previously suggested that once a lockout began, its offer to the players might get worse because of the effect on NFL economics. The new disclosure from the league could be seen as a way of underscoring that.
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