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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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StubHub Goes Live With First-Of-Its-Kind 76ers Ticketing Platform

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 27 / 16

StubHub this morning has gone live with its new ticketing platform for the 76ers in which primary and secondary inventory is blended into a single marketplace. The completion of the new system fulfills a plan first laid out in February, when the 76ers-StubHub partnership was first announced . The m...

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN.com Sees Jump In Unique Users For August

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SportsBusiness Daily: DraftKings Announces Deals With 12 NFL Teams

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09/15/15
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Announces New Player Award Program

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SportsBusiness Journal: Investment banker brings Russo aboard

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SportsBusiness Daily: HBO To Air Will Ferrell Spring Training Special

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB At Bat Upgraded For Apple TV

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