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Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Staples Center Hits $100M In Premium Sales For The First Time

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 02 / 15

Staples Center has eclipsed $100M in premium seat sales for the first time in the arena's 15-year history, according to officials with AEG, the facility's owner and operator. In addition to all 150 suites and 2,377 Premier club seats under contract, the San Manuel Club's Premier tables and lounges h...

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