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Daniel Kaplan

Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Experience At Venues, Not Cost, Largely Remains Primary Draw For Fans

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 21 / 17

The experience, and not the cost, is the primary factor driving people to venues, said panelists at the '17 CAA World Congress of Sports. In a bit of a shot at AMB Group CEO Steve Cannon, who on Wednesday said that stadium operators had lost their way by overcharging for food , the response was tha...

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