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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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