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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Secondary Ticket Sellers Dealing With Escalation Of Last-Minute Purchases

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 23 / 16

The market for last-minute ticket buyers continues to escalate in sports, largely through mobile devices, with more young adults making purchases through secondary ticket sites and resale aggregators. During Thursday's session on consumer fragmentation at the ’16 AXS Ticketing Symposium, SeatG...

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SportsBusiness Journal: HKS brings beach to ballpark in Florida

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SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: New zone at FedEx

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SportsBusiness Daily: IBM Forms Facility-Focused Consortium

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SportsBusiness Journal: Frisco gets The Star treatment

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SportsBusiness Journal: Arena District puts Columbus on map

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SportsBusiness Daily: Polaris To Sponsor U.S. Bank Stadium

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