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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Veritix-AXS merger means new opportunities for AEG buildings

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 29 / 15

T he merger of ticketing companies Veritix and AXS brings new marketing resources to AEG Facilities , a leading operator of arenas and stadiums worldwide. About four years ago, AEG corporate formed AXS to compete against Ticketmaster . Si...

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